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Settling without going to court

I DON'T WANT TO GO TO COURT - WHY SHOULD YOU! For the last few years of my family law practice (spanning over 25 years) I have been struggling to reconcile my desire to assist my clients resolve their matters with the usual negotiation methods…
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Section 60I Certificates

As a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP for short) my role is help people resolve arrangements for their children and for property related matters.  Unfortunately, some see my role as the provider of Section 60I Certificates.  First,…
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Getting "What's fair"

Divorce in the Family Courts can lead to uncertain and unpredictable outcomes. A recent case of Telfer [2016] FCWA 2 (4 January 2016) in the Family Court of Western Australia demonstrates how outcomes in property settlements can be just that. The…
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Divorce Conflict and Children

I have probably written a number of blogs on why children should be removed from conflict.  I recently read an article on the web page of the American Psychological Association entitled "An overview of the Psychological Literature on the Effects…