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BSM success in recent Hague Convention case

Australia has obligations under the International Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (commonly referred to as The Hague ...more

Property Disputes in Family Law

Disputes commonly arise in the context of property settlements between separated couples (either married or de facto). In family law, a property ...more

Family Court

Going through a separation or divorce can be a stressful and overwhelming time in any intimate relationship.  Brander Smith McKnight’s highly ...more

Domestic Violence and ADVO

What is Domestic Violence? Violence or a violent act is a serious criminal offence in Australia.  If violence leads to serious bodily harm or life ...more

Family Dispute Resolution and Mediation

What is the Difference between a Family Dispute Resolution and Mediation? Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) and mediation are technically two different ...more

The Best Interests of the Child in Family Law

The Best Interests of the Child in Family Law Reference to the best interests of the child is common in the context of family law proceedings.  In ...more

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Location and Recovery Orders

Recovery Orders and Location Orders in Family Law Australia’s Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) offers two important legal mechanisms for the retrieval ...more

Independent Children’s Lawyers

Independent Children’s Lawyers In family law proceedings, a court may decide to appoint an independent children’s lawyer to represent a ...more

What are De Facto Relationships in Family Law?

Family law issues such as property settlement and parenting orders don’t only apply to married couples and their families.  In Australia, de ...more

Binding Financial Agreements

What are Binding Financial Agreements Binding financial agreements allow parties to pre-determine financial and property issues that can arise ...more

Divorce in Australian Law

A divorce is considered a legal termination of a marriage. Having a divorce in Australia is a legal process and there are several requirements which ...more