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How to remove an executor or administrator of a deceased estate

How to remove an executor of a Will

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.
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Marriage annulment in Australia

What is marriage annulment and is it available in Australia?

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.
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How do I serve divorce papers?

How do I serve divorce papers 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".
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Effect of marriage, divorce or separation on your Will

What is the effect of marriage, separation or divorce on your Will?

If you have recently divorced or are considering marriage or have re-married, these events can significantly affect your Will, including revocation.
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Comprehensive guide to proceedings in the Family Court

Basic guide to family law court hearings

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.
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Undue Influence Towards a Will-Maker

What is undue influence towards a Will-maker?

If you have suspicions that a vulnerable or elderly family member has been unduly influenced in drafting or changing their Will, you may wish to challenge the Will’s validity on this basis.
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Difference between a binding and limited child support agreement

Differences between a Binding Child Support Agreement and a Limited Child Support Agreement

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.
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Parenting coordination in family law matters

Parenting coordination in family law matters

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.
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Parental alienation in Australian family law cases

Parental alienation and family law

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’.
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How is inheritance treated in family law property settlement?

How does inheritance effect my property settlement?

This article explores the various ways inheritance may be treated in property settlement negotiations, given that family law courts have significant discretion in the area.
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Are the views of the child considered in family law matters?

Are the views of the child considered in family law?

Generally, the views of the child can be considered in family law matters under certain circumstances. This blog explores in when and how they are given consideration.
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Equal shared parental responsibility versus sole parental responsibility

What is parental responsibility?

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’.
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