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Who Gets The Children On Father’s Day?

As Perth family lawyers, we often get asked about who gets the kids on Father’s Day and Mother’s Day. With Father’s Day just around the corner again, now is a good time to start thinking about care arrangements that give your children the chance to share the day with Dad. There is no universal rule […]

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International Travel in a Separated Family

International travel can be a source of stress for separated families if one party does not consent to the trip. Even if your separation is amicable it is important you are prepared as a single parent travelling with your child. Getting a passport If your child does not currently have a passport both parents will […]

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Child Support Agreements: Are you paying too much?

Amendments to the Child Support Act (Assessment) 1989 came into effect on 1 July 2018. The amendments apply retrospectively, so affect both new Child Support Agreement and those entered into before the amendments came into effect. If you currently have a legally binding Child Support Agreement with your ex-partner, the amendments may have a major […]

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Let Them Speak: Give Your Child A Voice In Court

During a separation, it can be very easy to get wrapped up in negativity where the care of your child is concerned. These feelings during a child custody dispute are only natural. We can often become overly-emotional and forget how much the separation affects our child. It’s therefore imperative to provide children with the opportunity […]

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Parenting Arrangements for Easter

Easter comes with a long weekend and the Easter school holidays, and for separated families, this can be challenging. So here are some tips on how to plan for special occasions:  Plan in Advance Start making plans and discussing arrangements with your ex-partner as soon as you can. If you would like to be with […]

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