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So far Skye Griffin has created 102 blog entries.

How are Significant Gifts Treated in a Property Settlement?

11 September 2018

Determining a percentage for property settlement requires a consideration of each spouse’s contributions. If one spouse receives a significant gift of money or property during the marriage which ultimately benefited the couple, either directly or indirectly it will be taken into account as a contribution by the spouse who received the gift, and that spouse, [...]

eSafety – Helpful Information

4 September 2018

The eSafety Commissioner is responsible for promoting online safety for all Australians.  The website for the eSafety Commissioner provides a wealth of free resources, videos and online safety programs that can assist a whole range of different people. Here is just some of what it provides: The website for the eSafety Commissioner is https://www.esafety.gov.au/ The resources [...]

Relocating- But Not to Where You Asked to Go…

4 September 2018

What power does the court have to direct a parent and children where they are to live? A mother has recently appealed against a judge's decision allowing her to relocate but then telling her to what town that would be. It is important to remember that the Family Law Act provides the Family Court with [...]

Quick Tips on Child Support Agreements

4 September 2018

If you have separated and have children and the suggestion of a Child Support Agreement has come up, it is important that you think carefully about what to do. Here are some quick tips: What is a child support agreement? A child support agreement is a written agreement between parents on the amount of child [...]

Has the Family Court Changed? Or Hasn’t it?

4 September 2018

There has been a lot of media attention recently on the proposed merger of the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court. The Federal Government is pushing for it, but there is a lot of opposition to it, so what is actually going on? The Federal Government introduced two bills to the House of Representatives [...]

When is Adult Child Support Appropriate?

14 August 2018

The law states that separated parents have a legal obligation to provide financially for their children. The Child Support Agency regulates this until the child is 18 years old – but what happens after that? Is it possible for a parent to be required to financially support an adult child? The answer is yes – once a child turns [...]

The Importance of Filing your Tax Return

6 August 2018

Part of the calculation of a child support assessment is based on the latest income data the CSA can get from the ATO. The best information is the newest information. If you don’t lodge your tax return there can be costly child support consequences. The Department of Human Services (DHS) – Child Support administers the [...]

Does Drug Testing Happen in Family Law Cases?

6 August 2018

Sometimes in parenting matters allegations of drug and alcohol use are made by one parent against the other parent. The best way to either “prove” or “defend” such allegations is to have the parent undergo drug/alcohol testing. So how does it work? In such matters it is important to consider: which test to obtain? How [...]

What Happens in a Defacto Property Settlement?

6 August 2018

Are you in a defacto relationship? Have you separated and not sure how property should be divided? It's important to get Family Law advice early, but here are some of the basics you need to know. What is a de facto Relationship? Under the Family Law Act a person is in a de facto relationship with another [...]

Can I Record An Access Changeover?

6 August 2018

Looking for evidence? Tempted to press "record" during an access changeover? Before you do, be aware that there is a risk that you may not only be prevented from using the photos or video as evidence, but you will most likely be criticised as exposing the children to family violence. Technological advances and the ease [...]