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Property Disputes – Negotiate and Settle ASAP

The importance of family law settlement negotiations cannot be overstated. In a recent Family Court decision, the judge made a costs order against the wife – that she pay the...
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Why is the divorce rate declining?

By 2016 the marriage rate in Australia had declined from 9.3 marriages per 1,000 residents to 4.9 in 2016. The divorce rate has also been in steady decline since its...
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A Curly Case for the Commissioner of Taxation

A CURLY CASE FOR THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION CAO & TRONG AND ANOR [2018] FAMILY COURT OF AUSTRALIA There is no escaping the Family Court and the Commissioner ... The...
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‘Alienation? Myths, Complexities and Possibilities … ‘

‘Alienation? Myths, complexities and possibilities …’ Dear Friends Last weekend I attended the AFCC Australian Chapter conference in Adelaide. The conference topic was ‘Alienation? Myths, complexities and possibilities …’. The...
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Legal Capacity and Family Law

Legal Capacity and Family Law As the issue of mental health continues to gain more traction within the area of Family Law, at a practical level, and without holding the...
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Family Violence and Children at Risk

Family Violence and Children at Risk

Every day in my practice as a family lawyer, family dispute resolution practitioner and mediator, I hear stories of family violence and children at risk. Whilst family violence is a tragedy...
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Re-partnering After Separation, Divorce

Second marriages, partnerships, step-families present challenges, new opportunities after separation, divorce (more…)
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Separation and Divorce at Christmas

Separation and Divorce at Christmas

The following informative article about coping  with separation and divorce at Christmas was published by Relationships Australia www.relationships.org.au (more…)
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You’ve Tried Everything – Time for Family Court?

You've Tried Everything – Is it Time for Family Court? While many married or de facto couples terminating their relationship try to work things out amicably, it can be tough. ...
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Using Credit Cards after Separation and Divorce

Using Credit Cards after Separation and Divorce  There are a number of practical steps to take regarding your credit cards after you separate. Write down the date you actually separated....
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Special Medical Procedures, Gillick Competence and the Family Court

Where a ‘special medical procedure’ for a child is proposed, parental consent to the procedure will be insufficient and an order of the Family Court will be required. A special...
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Inheritances and Divorce Property Settlement?

Inheritance – What Happens to Them In Divorce Property Settlement's An article written for accountants and financial advisors by Vanessa Mathews of Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists. Your client has the...
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Vanessa Mathews interviewed – Gay Marriage?

Vanessa Mathews was asked by The Age what impact she thought the legalisation of gay marriage would have on family lawyers? Click here to read the article http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/weddings/gay-marriage-expected-to-be-boost-for-wedding-business-20150601-ghebgd.html Click here to...
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Vanessa Mathews Interview with Herald-Sun. Ashley Madison – Impact on Divorce in Australia?

Vanessa Mathews was asked whether she believed the Ashley Madison scandal would result in a 'surge' in divorces? Click on the link to read the article http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/ashley-madison-hack-reveals-more-than-213000-melburnians/story-fnu4vh3q-1227492328816
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Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists e-newsletter

Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists has initiated an e-newsletter, to be published monthly with an family law article of interest to professionals including accountants, financial advisers and mental health...
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Vanessa Mathews, Melbourne Divorce Lawyer, Guest Speaker at Mental Health Professionals Network Seminars

Mental health professionals often work with clients also navigating the complex family law process. My seminars 'Client Care Through the Family Law Process' provide mental health professionals (members of the...
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Surrogacy – The Happy News

It was with pleasure that Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists learned that the much longed for child of a surrogacy arrangement in which Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists...
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Are you wishing to apply for divorce? Mathews Family Law provides a unique fixed fee online divorce application service. Simply submit the easy to complete application form and Vanessa Mathews,...
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Family Law Mental Health Seminars

Vanessa Mathews of Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists continues to deliver seminars to mental health professionals in the Melbourne CBD and metropolitan area. The seminar, 'Client Care Through the...
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Linda Dessau next Governor of Victoria

Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists congratulates Linda Dessau, former Family Court judge, on her appointment as the next Governor of Victoria, effective June 2015. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-11/judge-linda-dessau-named-as-victorias-next-governor/6085362
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