Who gets the pets?

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The question as to where the beloved family pet will live during a family law proceedings is one we often come across. Despite how much we love our pets, they are not considered in the same way that custody of children are. As such, dogs get distributed as other property would, and are not necessarily […]

Family Violence/Abuse – what is it?

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What is family violence/abuse? It is important to know that family violence (sometimes called ‘domestic violence’ or ‘abuse’) does not always come in the form of physically violent behaviour – it can also include emotional and financial abuse. The Family Law Act 1975 (‘FLA’) defines family violence as ‘violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person that […]

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