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Child support & seeing your children during the Covid-19 restrictions

Can I still see my children during the Covid-19 Pandemic? The number of parenting...

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Operation of the Family Law Courts and process during Covid-19 restrictions

In response to a spike in a number of urgent cases that have arisen...

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I need financial support from my ex, how do I get it?

What is spousal maintenance? “Maintenance” is not defined in the Family Law Act 1975...

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The Family Law Approach to Child Custody Arrangements

Have you ever wondered what your rights are as a Mother or a Father?...

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How Does A Divorce Mediation Benefit Me?

The Family Court understand the importance of appropriate support for separated families and the...

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“What’s yours, is Mine”: How The Family Court Divides Property Between Separated Families

Your ex-partner proposes a property settlement to you, but you can’t help but wonder...

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How long does it take for a divorce case to settle?

Often when people speak about “divorce cases”, they are referring to legal family matters...

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What is the divorce law in Australia? How are assets split?

It is a common misconception amongst Australians that a system of “divorce law” exists....

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How to protect my money from my ex during my divorce?

If you enter into, or are currently involved in, family court proceedings, in respect...

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Mediation – Frequently Asked Questions

  What types of mediation exist? There are numerous types of mediation including Private...

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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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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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Interview with Leanne Abela

INTERVIEW WITH LEANNE ABELA Pearsons Lawyers was established in 1922 and is almost 100...

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Beyond Blue Crumpets

Pearsons staff all received a packet of delicious homemade crumpets prepared by barrister, Caroline...

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Karen’s 30 Years Celebration!

In November 2015 Karen Grigg celebrated 30 years at Pearsons. Karen started at Pearsons...

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Christine’s 30 Years Celebration!

Christine Kennedy started her career at Pearsons on 29 January 1985 aged 17 years....

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International Women’s Day

Moreland Business Women’s International Women’s Day Celebration 4 March, 2020 On International Women’s Day...

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Northern Business Achievement Awards

Pearsons Lawyers win the Northern Business Achievement Awards for the Human Resources In December...

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Helen’s 15 Years Celebration!

Helen Chetcuti celebrated 15 years with the firm in 2019. Helen had a previous...

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Moira Kelly’s “Creating Hope” Foundation

On 23 November 2018 Pearsons held a fundraising event to support the wonderful work...

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