RMB Articles

The Rules of Changing your Child's Surname

Posted 31-08-2018
Category Family Law

Changing a child’s surname can’t be done simply as a matter of convenience to one or other of the parents. There are many other considerations, as The RMB Family Law division explains:

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Domestic Violence Protection Nation-Wide

Posted 20-04-2018
Category Family Law

Domestic violence laws have been changed in Australia to ensure better protection for victims across State and Territory boundaries. RMB Lawyers Partner MARTIN CULLETON explains:

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Surrogacy: Yours, Mine or Ours?

Posted 01-06-2017
Category Family Law

Surrogacy involves complex legal, emotional and social issues.

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Relocating Children a Hard Road for All

Posted 26-04-2017
Category Family Law

Relocation of children after a marriage or relationship ends is an emotional topic.

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Grandparents and the Family Law Act

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Family Law

A look at grandparents’ rights in family breakdowns.

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Child Custody in Global Spotlight

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Family Law

How the Hague Convention is applied to international child custody battles.

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Witnesses in the Family Court

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Family Law

Advice for people called to give evidence in Family Court cases.

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Special Skills Lose their Edge

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Family Law

A recent case which has changed the way courts look at “special skills” contributions when dividing assets in a family breakdown.

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Former Sex Worker Loses De-facto Claim

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Family Law

The case of a former sex worker who had her claim for de facto status rejected.

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Does a Sperm Donor Qualify as a Father

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Family Law

A recent case which has changed the way in which sperm donors are viewed.

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Reality of Equal Parental Responsibility after Family Break-ups

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Family Law

The reality of equal parental responsibility after family break-ups.

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Family Law Act gets Tougher on Violence

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Family Law

Changes to the Family Law Act to provide better protection from violence and abuse.

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Tax Implications of Divorce Settlements

Posted 02-12-2015
Category Family Law

The taxation implications in disposal of assets after divorce.

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Collaborate for Family Law Solutions

Posted 02-08-2015
Category Family Law

Collaborative Family Law as an alternative to more confrontational ways of dealing with family breakdown and divorce.

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Setting Aside Family Law Consent Orders

Posted 08-04-2015
Category Family Law

The circumstances in which Family Law Consent orders can be set aside.

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Are Family Law Consent Orders able to be set-aside?

Posted 23-02-2015
Category Family Law

Following a Relationship breakdown, the parties to that relationship, being spouses or people who have been in a De Facto relationship often need to resolve matters of property. This is, in essence, what property settlement is all about.

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Splitter Super After Separation

Posted 10-11-2014
Category Family Law

We look at splitting superannuation when couples separate.

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Posted 10-11-2014
Category Family Law

Pre-nuptial agreements and questions how binding they actually are.

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Facebook No Place For Family Disputes

Posted 10-11-2014
Category Family Law

An examination of the pitfalls posed by social media in Family Law disputes.

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Resolving Disputes For Your Child's Sake

Posted 10-11-2014
Category Family Law

Family Dispute Resolution.

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Family Court and the Taxation Office

Posted 12-08-2014
Category Family Law

Circumstances in which the Australian Taxation Office may access information in Family Court matters.

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