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Category Archives: Family Law

The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court to combine

Last week, Attorney-General Christian Porter announced that a new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA) is to be set up and will be operational from 1 January 2019. This move is part of sweeping changes to the present family law system that can be financially and emotionally[...]

Can Aussie couples really be ‘Married at First Sight’?

In a nutshell, the answer is ‘No’…. 

However, Channel 9’s reality show Married at First Sight has raised a multitude of interesting questions: • Is it legal to marry a total stranger? • How well and how long must a couple know each other before getting married? • Are[...]

When can you legally leave your kids in the car?

Hands up who takes their children with them while they pop into the corner store to get a loaf of bread or at the service station while you pay for petrol? More often than not, it will end up being a 10 minute stop instead of a two-minute one[...]

Why is marriage equality so important from a legal point of view?

Australian's have been asked to vote on whether or not they support same-sex marriage. This is a non-binding postal vote that will then be debated in parliament. With the date of the vote getting closer, we have taken a look how marriage equality will effect same-sex couples from a legal point[...]

Is it illegal to let your kids walk to school alone?

Queensland Police have had to clarify the legalities surrounding letting children walk to school alone after an old school newsletter article warning parents of possible imprisonment recently resurfaced. The article went viral on Facebook and recently reappeared in feeds with some strong criticism from parents. When the post spread,[...]

The Answers to Your Top 7 Family Law Questions

The only time many Australians need to engage a lawyer is when they have questions about separation or divorce. A little information at the outset can make this interaction with a lawyer less painful and confusing. We’ve compiled some quick answers to the questions that we hear most often:[...]

Why It’s Time: The Case for Marriage Equality

Living in the digital age is both a blessing and a curse, as it allows everyone to have a voice - as they should. Of course, everybody is entitled to their opinion, but when your opinion goes viral - it may not have the effect you were hoping for.[...]

Valentine’s Day – Time To Take a Different Perspective

It would seem like a given that a divorced or separated person may cringe at the thought of Valentine’s Day. This popular holiday may trigger feelings of loneliness or resentment at their former spouse for some individuals. If you are recently divorced or separated, February 14 may feel more[...]

Free Practical Guides to Separation & Property Settlement

Separation and divorce can be overwhelming, and understandably you will have a lot on your mind. Taking a logical and organised approach to divorce will help minimise the stress and financial impact, as will being prepared for your Lawyer. At Perdriau Family Lawyers, we have designed a series of[...]

In what way will the Ashley Madison hack affect your divorce?

The Ashley Madison hacking scandal made headlines around the world, but as months pass by, this is becoming a distant memory for most of us. However, there are those who were involved directly in the revelations that are still dealing with the impact to their families. There’s no doubt[...]