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Custody Lawyers Tarrengower Divorce And Separation Lawyers In Tarrengower

Australian Law operates on the concept of no-fault divorce. This means that a court does not consider why the marital relationship ended. The Court has the ability to grant a divorce if there has been an irretrievable breakdown of marriage. In order to satisfy the Court that the marriage has broken down irretrievably the couple needs to has been separated for at least twelve months and one day. This indicates a person can not apply for divorce till the parties have been separated for twelve months and one day.

It is possible for a couple in Tarrengower to be separated but to continue residing in the exact same house during the twelve months, which is known as ‘separation under the one roof’. If the couple is separated under the one roof they need to prove to the Court that they were separated throughout this time.

If there are children aged under 18 years of age, a Court will only approve a divorce if it is satisfied that proper plans have been made for them.

Divorce proceedings are carried out completely individually from other proceedings in between the couple and there is no commitment on a party to commence divorce proceedings prior to taking action in relation to other aspect of the marital relationship breakdown. Nevertheless if either party to the marital relationship wishes to re-marry they should request a divorce.

It is essential to be conscious that proceedings for property settlement and spousal maintenance should be commenced within one year of the divorce. Applications can just be made after this period with the approval of the Court, and this is difficult to get.

Child Support

You don’t require us to tell you what child support is or to get a general idea of what your obligation (or entitlement) will be.

There is a quick children assistance estimator on the website of the Department of Human Services Child Support (” the Department”) which you can use.

However, the child support system and the formula used to calculate child assistance can be a complex and painful minefield. We can help you with some of the lesser recognized areas and complexities, and help you to strategically plan your child support arrangements and responsibilities for the future to ensure the best possible arrangement is in place offered your and the other parents situations. Call us 1300 241 740 today if you need a custody lawyer Tarrengower.

Some areas that Our Family Law Tarrengower can assist you with include:

Advising you regarding your alternatives regarding child support which might include setting up a personal child assistance agreement, in either a limited or binding child support arrangement.

Personal arrangements provide certainty for both moms and dads for a longer amount of time (no continual reassessments each year or more), enable higher flexibility in the approach of payment (direct funding in periodic or lump sums, or payment of educational, medical and extracurricular expenses in part or in lieu), and get rid of the need to handle the bureaucracy of the Department.

Assisting In Steps To Recover Unsettled Child Assistance In Tarrengower

We can help in converting the unsettled amount from a Commonwealth debt to a private debt to enable you to side step the Department and pursue private recovery lawsuits through the Court or more serious steps such as recovering the debt from a recalcitrant partner at the international airport gate terminal.

Assisting you to change the Department examined child assistance amount to much better match your individual circumstances.

Evaluations are prepared by the Department based upon a basic formula, however can be modified under various circumstances (up or down) based on factors such as the expense of maintaining the child in the way the moms and dads meant (e.g.: private education or additional extracurricular costs), if a kid has extra health or medical requirements, if a moms and dad is earnings poor but ‘asset rich’, etc. Other situations also use. The change of evaluation procedure can be complicated and we can assist in preparing the required documentation and preparing you for the road ahead.

Tarrengower Pre-nuptials And Financial Agreements

Monetary arrangements (also known informally as ‘pre-nups’) are not for everyone, however they can be helpful:

As a risk management tool for couples seeking to pre-arrange how they will divide their property if they separate at a later time, it generally enables a personal agreement to be formalised and precludes the later participation of the Family Court. Therefore having such an arrangement can save a considerable amount of money, consisting of the expenses connected with property settlement negotiations or litigation if the parties separate. It can be compared with income protection insurance coverage or life insurance.

For separated couples in Tarrengower looking for to settle their responsibilities to each other in the context of spousal maintenance (and in conjunction with a Court ordered agreement as to a property settlement). Unlike court orders in the context of spousal maintenance, a financial agreement can completely settle spousal maintenance commitments.

Family Violence

Family violence (likewise called domestic violence) is taken very seriously by the Courts, not just are orders available (in the Magistrates Court) to provide security to the victim, however the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court will take any allegations of domestic violence into consideration when identifying future parenting arrangements for children.

The traditional definition of domestic violence (physical and sexual assault) was expanded in late 2012 and now incorporates a much broader scope of behaviours such as:

  •  emotional and psychological abuse
  • economic abuse
  • threatening behaviour
  • behaviour which is coercive
  • behaviour which controls or dominates another person and causes them to fear for their safety or wellbeing.

Lots of people in Tarrengower might now be shocked to find that domestic violence orders can be made if an individual in the relationship carries out unauthorised surveillance of the other such as reading their text, monitoring their e-mail account or internet web browser history.

De Facto Relationships

In March 2009 a brand-new day dawned for de facto relationships, provided the couple separated after 1 March 2009, they were entitled to have their claim for a property settlement and spousal maintenance identified in the Family Court along with couples.

Regardless of not sealing their relationship with a ring, a couple (heterosexual or homosexual) who have actually lived together on an authentic domestic basis for a minimum of 2 years (or less if they have a kid, registered their relationship under the law of the State or one made a significant contribution to the residential or commercial property of the other or the welfare of the family unit) are considered to be a legal entity for the purpose of family law Tarrengower.

De facto partners should not fear that they need to leave empty handed from a relationship. The Family Law Act makes special provision for the modification of residential or commercial property and financial support, in very much the same way as a couple.

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