I have reached an agreement with my ex partner regarding arrangements for our children. What do we do next?

It is a really good idea to seek some legal advice. A solicitor will be able to discuss the pros and cons of the options available to you and tailor a solution that will best suit your needs whilst always remaining child focused. Very generally your options are as follows: Verbal agreement. There is no [...]

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How much will my family law matter cost?

Your legal fees will depend on the level of cooperation between you and your ex-partner. If an agreement has already been reached a legally binding document can be drawn up for a fixed fee and your matter has been resolved at the low end of a cost estimate. If parties fail to reach an agreement [...]

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What are Consent Minutes of Order?

This document contains the agreement of your property settlement and/or children’s issues and is lodged with the Family Court. So long as it is considered by the Court as fair and equitable (for property settlement) and in the best interests of the child/children (for children’s issues) it will be given the seal of the Court [...]

By |2018-01-30T04:11:45+00:00January 30th, 2018||0 Comments

My partner and I have already reached an agreement regarding property settlement. Why do we need to see a lawyer and why can’t we just go to the same one?

A lawyer will help you ascertain if the settlement is a fair and equitable one. They will also be able to draw up an agreement which is legally binding to protect you in the future. Both parties are unable to see the same lawyer because each party must receive independent legal advice.

By |2018-01-30T04:10:15+00:00January 30th, 2018||0 Comments

I’ve split with my spouse/partner. Do we have to go to Court to sort out property settlement and/or children’s issues?

There is no requirement to go to Court when parties have split (even when children are involved). Certainly at CARES Lawyers we do our best to keep your dispute from the Court room. When you split from your partner, or even if you are thinking about splitting, you need legal advice. You need to have [...]

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What are the requirements of a divorce?

There is no fault in Australia. The only requirement is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. What does this mean? There is no reasonable likelihood that you will get back together. You must be separated for at least 12 months prior to the date of filing your divorce application in order to satisfy the [...]

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When can I remarry after I have divorced?

You may remarry once your divorce has become finalised. This is usually one month and one day after your divorce hearing. Before paying the caterers we recommend obtaining the divorce order first just in case the Court requires further information at the divorce hearing and the divorce is delayed.

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