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What are the main functions of an Independant Children’s Lawyer?

What are the main functions of an ICR

What are the main functions of an independant children’s lawyer?

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The Role of the Independent Children’s Lawyer in Parenting Proceedings

The role of the Independent Children's Lawyer in parenting proceedings

In some parenting matters, an Independent Children’s Lawyer (“ICL”) will be appointed by the court to represent a child’s best interests. The role of the ICL is set out in the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). However, they must ensure that any views of the child are fully put before the court (s 68LA(5)).

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How do I manage changeovers with my Ex?

If your relationship is at such a point where you cannot come into contact with each other without the need to record the other parent, then maybe you should not be involved in the changeover altogether. So, how do I manage my changeovers then?

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Family Law Tip: Don’t video record your ex-partner at Contact changeovers!

If your relationship is at such a point where you cannot come into contact with each other without the need to record the other parent, then maybe you should not be involved in the changeover altogether. This type of situation shows a clear breakdown in the relationship between the parents and there is a need for them to better manage their changeovers.

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When to Move out of the Family Home

When to move out of the Family Home

The decision to move out of the family home when separating from your partner is a significant one. Often client’s come to us for Family Law advice after the have already left the family home.

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Separation and De-Facto Relationships

The make-up of the modern household is quite different to what it used to be. As a result, the definition of relationships has also changed in the eyes of the law. Today, de facto couples (same sex and heterosexual) are entitled to almost the same rights and claims when it comes to Family Law Matters in relation to property, financial settlements, maintenance and arrangements for the children of the relationship.

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Solari and Stock will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period

Our office is closed

Solari and Stock are closing for the Christmas and New Year period. We will close from 1pm 23rd December and will reopen 9am 10th January.

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Tips for Separated Parents at Christmas

Tips for parents over Christmas

Tips to remember heading into Christmas, school holidays and the New Year period when you are coparenting.

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Top Tips for Separated Parents at Christmas

Top tips for separated parents at Christmas

‘Silly Season’, we need to seriously think about taking care of ourselves and our children at Christmas!

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December 2021 Newsletter is here!

Solari and Stock Newsletter

Our December 2021 has been released, follow the link to view

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Binding Financial Agreements

Binding Financial Agreements

Under what circumstances would a Binding Financial Agreement be set aside?

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When can the court set aside a binding financial agreement?

When can the court set aside a binding financial agreement

A Binding Financial Agreement (“BFA”), commonly known as a ‘prenup’, is an agreement entered into by parties to a relationship. A BFA sets out how the parties’ financial affairs and property will be dealt with in the event their relationship breakdowns. It is important to note that in certain situations, a BFA can be set aside in part or in whole if ever challenged in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (“FCFCoA”).

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The Families in Australia Survey

How is your family faring in 2021? The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is running the Families in Australia Survey, the fourth survey in the series, which began in 2020.

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Review Your Will If..

When should I update my will?

Your Will requires regular updating as your circumstances change. For more information on updating your will please refer to Rebecca Exley‘s article ‘Why and When Should You Update Your Will and Estate Plan?’ This is an important part of all forms of family life, and…

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Why and when should you update your Will and Estate Plan?

Why and When should you update your will?

Signing your Will is not a “one and done” event. It requires regular review and updating as your circumstances change. Key events should trigger a review.

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What to Expect from a Family Lawyer at Solari and Stock?

What to expect from a Family Lawyer from Solari and Stock

Our Family Lawyers focus on what is important to you, and we give you the benefit of our team’s many years of experience representing Family Law clients. We can guide you because we know how to deal with your situation even if you have a very difficult spouse or partner.

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