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A parenting plan is a written and signed voluntary agreement between parties. It deals with the care, welfare and development of a child.
A family law matter is between two people whose relationship has come to an end and need to decide on the division of property.
How you wish your child to be raised after your passing can be detailed in a ‘Statement of Wishes’ that accompanies your will.
Most parents will have an arrangement in place for spending time with their children, whether it be on a week-to week or an alternating basis.
It is common during a marriage or de facto relationship that the husband, wife or partner made a greater financial contribution through their initial contributions to the marriage or relationship, during the marriage and even following separation.
A Family Provision Claim (FPA) refers to a claim which a person can make against a deceased estate if they have been left out of a will or have not received sufficient for what is described by the law as their “proper maintenance and support”.
Usually on the breakdown of a relationship, one party moves out of the matrimonial home, leaving the other party to continue to reside in the property. But what happens if neither party wants to leave or one party wants to ‘evict’ the other?
Whether you were married, in a de facto relationship, or were never together, if you have a child with someone and then separate from the other parent, in the eyes of the law you continue to have shared responsibility to raise that child until they are 18 years of age.
All’s fair in love and war. Or is it? If you are embroiled in a family law matter such as separation or divorce, you may be tempted to do whatever it takes to get your share of the assets, and for the kids to live with you.