What is a Family Report?

Understanding Family Report in Australia A Family Report is a report prepared by a Family Consultant which can be court appointed or privately funded. Family Consultants are generally experienced and qualified psychologists or social workers who work with families and children. The Role of Family Consultant The Family Consultant will conduct interviews with each parent, […]

Preparing for Family Dispute Resolution (FDR)

What is FDR? Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is a common type of mediation that helps parties going through separation or divorce to talk about their issues in dispute, consider different alternatives, and try and reach a solution together. It is an affordable, timely and less stressful way for parties to make their own decision about […]

Preparing for Family Dispute Resolution (FDR)

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is a common type of mediation that helps parties going through separation or divorce to talk about their issues in dispute, consider different alternatives, and try and reach a solution together. It is an affordable, timely and less stressful way for parties to make their own decision about their circumstances. FDR […]

Pets – Personal Property or Family Members?

During a relationship, especially a long one, many couples purchase a pet who end up becoming beloved family members in the owners’ eyes, so any suggestion that they should not be treated in the same way as children is met with surprise. How are pets treated in family law? As much as we see our […]

Family Violence Intervention Orders (FVIO)

What is a Family Violence Intervention Order? A Family Violence Intervention Order (FVIO) is a court order designed to protect a person by placing limits on the behaviour of another person. An individual or the police (on someone’s behalf) can make an application to the Magistrates’ Court for this against a family member. What is […]

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