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Steps needed to secure passports and travel overseas with children of separated parents

30-November-2015 Family Law By Simone Green

Overseas travel with children is often a contentious issue among separated parents and is a common application in the Family Courts. An application for a child’s passport must be made to the Minister responsible for Citizenship, under section...

Incidence of domestic violence rising

28-November-2015 Family Law By Mark Streeter

With more than one woman dying every week in Australia this year as a result of domestic violence, the Federal Government recently pledged more than $100 million to create awareness, educate support staff and even provide for “duty solicitors” at...

Bankruptcy and its impact on separating couples

27-November-2015 Family Law By Simone Green

Since 2005, the Family Courts have had the power to alter the property interests of bankrupt and non-bankrupt spouses. Some interesting points of law that have become clear in recent years include the fact that: The Family Courts can alter...

Family violence and its impact on children

24-November-2015 Family Law By Simone Green

The effects of family violence on children are far-reaching. Family violence is more than physical violence and includes coercive and controlling violent behaviour. If you are in an abusive relationship, it is essential that you leave and get help for...

How the Family Court decides which school your child will attend

23-November-2015 Family Law By Simone Green

Education and the choice of school can often become a topic of bitter contention between separated parents. Disputes typically are over a public versus private school, a religious versus non-religious school or even the choice of public school based on...

Prenuptial Agreements

27-October-2015 Family Law By Simone Green

Prenuptials and Agreements for Property and Maintenance Planning to marry or move in? Separating and have joint property? Changes in your marital situations often require new financial arrangements. Prenuptial agreements, often called a prenup, are an...

Gun safety code set for review after case dismissed

12-October-2015 General By Mark Streeter

Streeterlaw recently represented a client who was charged with the offence of “Not keeping a firearm safely”, pursuant to the Firearms Act 1996, section 39(1)(a). The client had travelled to Dubbo for work and was planning to do some social...