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by Michael Benedetti, Senior Associate We all find the perfect person, get married (or more modernly, co-habit) and live happily ever after – Right? Unfortunately not! For family lawyers, under the Family Law Act a de facto relationship exists where the persons involved: Divorce and separation amongst couples are almost as common an outcome as staying together these...

by Natasha Orr, Senior Associate Most people would associate imprisonment as a sentence ordered by a criminal court for a serious crime but it’s important to note that the Family Law Courts also have the power to order imprisonment. In the recent property settlement case of Okien & Nhan, the Court Ordered that...

by Michael Benedetti, Senior Associate To the most of us, the above question wouldn’t be a very hard to answer. However, in the world of online dating, casual flings and open relationships that question can become a whole lot harder to answer. For family lawyers, under the Family Law Act a de facto relationship exists where the...