Wiltshire News Archive
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
The phrase “Do all such acts and things and sign all necessary documents” is not simply superfluous legal jargon that Lawyers use to fill Court documents with.
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Wiltshire Lawyers / Finlife Advisors would like to formally invite you to support our fourth Invitational Charity Golf Day at Lakelands Golf Club on Friday, 16 December 2011 to raise much needed funds for Bravehearts.
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
It is that time of year again when the Corporate Ladies of the Gold Coast get together for a good cause!
Monday, 7 November 2011
In a recent case of Levine & Levine  FMCAfam 821 (22 August 2011) various issues relating to child support were discussed.
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
As I have referred in a previous article, there is a concept in Family Law, where disclosure and the issue of Subpoenas are concerned, of “fishing”.
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
With many couples in Queensland struggling to conceive a child, people often find themselves considering other options to start a family.
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Providing instructions to your lawyer can often be an anxious and emotional experience for clients.
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
We are often consulted about whether breaching Parenting Orders can lead to a Term of Imprisonment.
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
On 22 July 2011, the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia consisting of Justices Finn, Strickland and Ainslie-Wallace, handed down their decision in the matter of Chin & S Law Firm (No.2) having determined a costs argument, following an appeal being stuck out for want of prosecution.
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
In a recent case of “Director-General, Department of Communities (child safety services) & Hardwick  FamCA 553” an Application was filed for final orders that the child P be returned to the United Kingdom pursuant to the provisions of the Family Law (Child Abduction Convention) Regulations 1986.
Friday, 9 September 2011
In December 2010 the Family Law Amendment (Validation of Certain Parenting Orders and Other Measures) Act 2010 came into effect.
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
The recently decided case of Kneen & Crockford  FMCAfam 372 found, ultimately, that a lottery win by one party to a relationship constituted an equal contribution by both parties to their final property pool available for division at the conclusion of their relationship.
Monday, 22 August 2011
“Collaborative practice is a facilitative approach to resolving disputes, where the parties, their lawyers and other experts, sign an agreement to focus on Negotiation and settlement rather than litigation.”
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
For years on the Gold Coast, the invite only Lad’s Lunch has been a massive success with Corporate Lad’s raising over $50,000 towards local charities.
Monday, 8 August 2011
This question appeared before the Court in the recent case of Jonah & White  FamCA 221 on 4 April 2011.
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
The Positives and Negatives of Superannuation Splitting
In the current economic climate, it is becoming more prevalent for property settlements to include a “split” of one party’s superannuation.
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Jamie (Special Medical Procedure) FamCA 248 (6 April 2011)
This is a recent case where a boy aged 10 years and 10 months had been diagnosed by medical experts with gender identity disorder.
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Some parties consider it appropriate, and somewhat strategic, to participate in Family Law proceedings in the absence of full and frank disclosure.
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Interim Costs Order
Family Law cases are often different to civil cases in that normally the wealth of the parties is controlled by one party rather than both of them.
Monday, 27 June 2011
Media, friends and family tend to get confused when discussing what constitutes a “de facto” relationship.
Friday, 10 June 2011
The question of the enforceability of a pre-nuptial agreement again came before the Family Court of Australia in a recent decision, in the case of Wallace & Stelzer  FamCA 54 (31 January 2011).
Friday, 3 June 2011
The Family Law Act (The Act) provides that where one spouse can establish that they cannot, by their own means, support themselves to a reasonable standard of living, and that their former spouse has the capacity to support the first spouse, they should bear the responsibility of doing so (See sections 72 – 75 of the Family Law Act 1975).
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
In 2000 the Family Law Act was amended to allow grandparents to make an Application to the Court to be able to spend time with their grandchildren.
Thursday, 26 May 2011
APPREHENDED BIAS PRINCIPLE
On 15 March 2011 the Family Court of Australia delivered judgement allowing an Appeal in the matter of Murray & Tomas and Anor (2011) FamCAFC 81. The question before the Court was whether the trial judge erred in refusing to recuse (disqualify oneself as a judge) himself from further hearing of the proceedings between the parties.
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