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Family Law and social media publication of court proceedings

Family Law and social media publication of court proceedings

Any matters discussed during Court proceedings, or documents created for the purposes of proceedings in either the Family Court of Australia or Federal Circuit Court of Australia are not made available for consumption in the public domain and should not be used for...

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Child Support for grandparents

Child Support for grandparents

Are you caring for a grandchild or grandchildren, under 18 years of age? If so, you may be eligible for child support payments from one or both parents by applying to the Child Support Agency for a child support assessment. There are occasions when children are cared...

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Same-sex couples and Child Support

Same-sex couples and Child Support

Same-sex couples, who are recognised as parents under the Family Law Act 1975 can apply for child support, on separation. How do you become recognised as a parent under the Family Law Act 1975? If a child is born to a woman, as a result of an artificial conception...

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Understanding Binding Child Support Agreements

Understanding Binding Child Support Agreements

Child support is a payment made by one or both parents to the other, or a third party to help with the costs associated with caring for children. Child support is regulated by the Commonwealth of Australia (in particular the Child Support Agency) and occasionally the...

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Wills and probate

Wills and probate

If you are named as executor in a Will, you are responsible for carrying out the terms of the Will when they die. This may involve applying for a grant of probate, or letters of administration.  A grant is the formal process of the Court recognising that the Will is...

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Shared Care and COVID-19

Shared Care and COVID-19

In January 2020, COVID-19 started infecting Australians and this virus has the potential to impact on all separated parents who have an arrangement (via Court Order, or otherwise), whereby they share care of their children. The most important principle is that...

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When can a child decide which parent to live with?

When can a child decide which parent to live with?

Family Law Matters: Parenting Arrangements The law in Australia is that the best interests of the child are the paramount consideration. Children are entitled to enjoy a meaningful relationship with both parents. The law also describes that children need to be...

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What to expect from your first family law meeting

What to expect from your first family law meeting

Meeting with a Solicitor can be overwhelming, but if you have started to think about booking an appointment, it is no doubt, already necessary. At MCG Legal, we understand the emotions associated with the breakdown of a relationship - working out parenting...

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What is a Family Report?

What is a Family Report?

In a dispute involving children, a Family Consultant is often appointed.  The Family Consultant is appointed by the Court to interview and observe relevant parties; prepare reports about their interviews and observations, and make recommendations about the most...

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Family Law Duty of Disclosure

Family Law Duty of Disclosure

In Family Law matters, there is a positive and ongoing duty of disclosure. The duty requires all parties to Court proceedings to disclose to the Court and each other all relevant information. This includes, but is not limited to, information and documents that the...

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The Corona Virus and parenting arrangements

The Corona Virus and parenting arrangements

In January 2020, a virus named COVID-19 started infecting Australians and tourists visiting Australia.  The virus has been the cause of many deaths in Australia.  As a result, the Australian Government has adopted some reasonably drastic measures in an attempt to save...

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Undue Influence

Undue Influence

It is important that a Will maker be of sound mind and clear intention when drafting a Will. That is not possible when someone takes advantage of their position of power or trust to exert undue influence over or behave unconscionably toward a Will maker. If undue...

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Family Provision Applications

Family Provision Applications

Why would you need a Family Provision Application? If a person dies, with or without a Will and adequate provision is not made for the deceased person’s spouse, child, or dependent, then a Court may make an order for provision that it thinks appropriate under the...

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Testmentary Capacity – capability to make a Will

Testmentary Capacity – capability to make a Will

We all work hard throughout our lives to accumulate assets. But what happens to those assets when you die? Everyone should be able to distribute their assets after their death in accordance with their wishes whilst they were still alive. Your executor can only...

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The impact of relationships on Wills

The impact of relationships on Wills

Everyone should have a valid and current Will, but what impact does a relationship change have on your Will? For example, if you have drafted a valid Will, whilst you were single and you are now in relationship, but the Will makes no mention of your partner, are they...

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MCG Legal is proud to support Daffodil Day

MCG Legal is proud to support Daffodil Day

MCG Legal was proud to support Daffodil Day on 23 August 2019. MCG Legal Staff member Bree spent the morning at Bunnings Southport volunteering for the Cancer Council selling fresh bunches of daffodils as well as a range of merchandise including pens, teddy bears and...

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Posting of Family Law Material on Social Media

Posting of Family Law Material on Social Media

With today’s connected society, the ease of reaching many people in such a short period of time and our changing habits of sharing our lives through social media posts, it is becoming more prevalent for parties to Family Law proceedings to post copies of documents on...

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