Can a family court make orders against a third party? Part VIIIAA of the Family Law Act gives a family court wide powers to make orders and grant injunctions against third parties. Under section 90AE of the Family Law Act, a family court can make orders against a third party:
Family Court throws out claim for spousal maintenance
A judge of the Federal Circuit Court in Melbourne has dismissed a wife’s application for spousal maintenance. She had made the claim against our client – the father in family law proceedings. Our client was an IT specialist earning a six-figure salary.
An Independent Children’s Lawyer – commonly referred to as an “ICL” – is a lawyer who is appointed by a family court to independently represent the best interests of any children in family law proceedings.
I have just separated from my partner. What options and rights do I have?What will it cost to fight a family law case?Do I need I lawyer? When should I hire a lawyer?Six reasons why you should choose […]
After separation, a parent may wish to relocate to another region, state or country. Where there are court orders in place concerning children, that parent will need to apply to a family court for orders allowing […]
The country’s highest court has ruled that orders obtained by a husband in divorce proceedings in a Dubai court did not preclude his wife from pursing property and spousal maintenance applications in Australia.In Clayton v Bant,the High Court found that the rights of
In the recent past, there has been ongoing controversy and debate about the fees being charged by family lawyers. One newspaper report has suggested that the government is likely to ban reservation fees that are charged by some barristers – as part of reforms
Can a costs order be made in a family law arbitration?
Recently, an arbitrator handed down a costs award in favour of our client following a protracted arbitration hearing. Late last year, the arbitrator had accepted almost entirely our client’s version of events […]
A daughter records a conversation with her ailing father about the relationship between the father and his other daughter. The father does not know that the conversation is being recorded. Is the recording admissible in court on the father’s death…[…]
What is conveyancing? What are the essential steps in a conveyance?
Conveyancing is the process of legally transferring the legal title in real property from the vendor to the purchaser.Where the land is already registered (ie not an off the plan contract), these are the essential steps that are involved in a standard contract for sale of land […]
Lawyers often refer to an offer of settlement being a “Calderbank offer.” The term originates from the English case of Calderbank v Calderbank. Calderbank was a case litigated under English family law legislation. In that case, the Court of Appeal ordered a husband to pay the wife her costs from the date she made an offer of compromise to the husband. The rationale for the court making this order […]