In Victoria, an executor of a Will or administrator of an estate can be removed from the process of administering a deceased estate if they are considered unfit for their role or have not administered the deceased estate properly.
In Australia, the Family Court has the power to declare a marriage void. In this blog, we look at the difference between annulment and divorce, who can get an annulment of marriage and how to apply for a marriage annulment in Australia.
When you make a divorce application, you are required to deliver the application and other relevant court documents to your former spouse unless a joint application has been made. This is called "service".
We outline the main types of court hearings; from the first return hearing to the directions hearings, interim defended hearings and final hearings, if your matter proceeds to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.
When parents separate, one parent may be liable to pay child support to the other party. There are two types of child support agreement; binding and limited. This blog explores the differences between the two.
Parenting coordination is a collaborative dispute resolution process in which parents engage the assistance of a ‘parenting coordinator’ to assist them in resolving the day-to-day issues that can arise when co-parenting.
While many children with separated parents maintain good and positive relationships with both parents, some can become resistant or estranged from one parent. In extreme cases, this can be referred to as ‘parental alienation’.
In family law, parental responsibility means all the duties, powers, and responsibilities parents have in relation to their children. This blog explores the key differences between ‘equal shared parental responsibility' and ‘sole parental responsibility’.