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Parenting Arrangements – Frequently Asked Questions

1. What do I first do when I separate in relation to the children?...

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Intervention Orders – Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I apply for an intervention order after hours? Applications can be made...

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Types of mediation

There are many types of mediation including a less formal mediation process for parenting...

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Do I have to see a solicitor if I am going to mediation?

Whilst it is not mandatory for you to see a solicitor before a mediation...

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What is discussed at mediation?

Mediation provides an opportunity for couples who have separated to discuss and resolve issues...

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Do I have to speak at mediation?

  You will never be required to talk directly to your former partner at...

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Who is a mediator?

A mediator is a neutral person who assists the partiers to participate in the...

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Is mediation free?

In family law there are different types of mediation for children and property issues...

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What does a mediator do?

A mediator is an independent person who assists disputing parties to: identify their issues;...

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How do I apply for an IVO? Do I call police or go to court?

If in immediate risk you should call the Police on “triple zero”.  The Police...

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Who can apply for an intervention order?

An Application for an Intervention Order may be made to the Magistrates’ Court by:...

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What does an intervention order cover?

Any person can apply for an Intervention Order either under the Family Violence Protection...

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How long does an intervention order last?

There are two types of Intervention Orders – an Interim Intervention Order and a...

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Does an intervention order cover my children?

An Intervention Order only covers children if the children are listed as Affected Family...

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Who pays costs in family law?

As a general rule parties to family law proceedings pay their own costs. The...

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Can my former spouse take the children overseas without my knowledge or consent?

Although your former spouse should obtain your consent before any international travel much will...

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Do I need permission from my former spouse to take the children on an overseas holiday?

Although you should obtain consent from your former partner before any international travel much...

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Who gets Fido? Pets and the Family Law Act 1975

 Whilst the issue of pets is often hotly debated in family law disputes it...

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Pearsons Family Law nominated for Northern Business Achievement Awards

We are very pleased to announce Pearsons Family Law has recently been nominated for...

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