January 25

How Does Child Support Work?

How Does Child Support Work?

In Australian law, like all matters relating to children, family law is designed to protect the rights and interests of the children following the separation of their parents. Part of this means maintaining a good lifestyle for the children.

Maintaining a lifestyle the children are accustomed to means that both parents will have to contribute in some way. While the primary caregiver may contribute with their homemaking and primary supervision of the children, the other parent may contribute more with money.

January 9

How Criminal Law is Different to Family Law

How Criminal Law is Different to Family Law

Criminal law and family law are fundamentally different in a number of ways. While the primary difference may be quite obvious, there are a variety of smaller points that a worth understanding when comparing the two legal disciplines.

December 28

Is Family Law Different for Dads?

Is Family Law Different for Dads?

When a couple with children separates, there is very frequently a conflict between them over custody of the kids. In most cases this is resolved through negotiation, but it is also possible for this dispute to reach the courtroom (in NSW these matters are decided by Local or Family Courts).

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