Are you guilty of believing these family law myths? There are many family law myths that are often believed, but we’re here to debunk them with the facts. The family law myths you might have heard usually are misinterpretations of the law, especially surrounding property settlement and child custody. These myths may even make you feel worried about ending a relationship, but first, find out the facts about family law and how it works.
With skyrocketing rates of domestic violence, governments have started to enact laws aimed at protecting family violence victims. In Australia, an average of one woman a week is killed by a romantic partner or ex-partner, while one in three women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to them.
If you’re facing a separation or divorce, you may have some questions about how divorce law works in Australia. Here’s a guide to the most frequently asked questions about divorce law to put your mind at ease.
While they may be going through the same event, divorce impacts men and women very differently. The research shows that following a divorce, men are financially better off but recover slowly, while women recover faster but stay in poverty for longer. What are the reasons for why divorce impacts men and women so differently?
If you’re a party to a Parenting Order and you’re planning an overseas holiday with your children for the Christmas break, you might want to take stock of proposed retrospective amendments to the Family Law Act which could make it an offence to retain a child outside Australia against the terms of a Parenting Order.
The old adage is that “kids choose with their feet”.
In reality, however, both the Federal Circuit and Family Courts can make Parenting Orders deciding with whom a child, of any age, must live, contrary to any views expressed by the child.
Under the Family Law Act a child means a person who is under 18 years of age. (more…)