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Here’s how the Child Support agency works out the percentage of care each parent has. The Guide to Social Security Law (‘the Guide’) provides guidance on how to determine percentage of care. The Guide sets out the following considerations to determine the extent to which a person is caring for a child: To what extent...
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Argyll FDRP can facilitate an outcome to your children’s issues within two weeks! Waiting times for a Family Court hearing are about two YEARS at the moment. Your first appointment at a government funded mediation service will take about 10 weeks – that’s just for the first appointment. It can take up to a year...
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The law Council of Australia reported yesterday that the proposed merger of courts is “unlikely to alleviate the Family Law crisis”.  The proposed merging of the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court is unlikely to alleviate the crisis in the family law court system and may place significant extra pressure on already overburdened Federal...
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Australian Attorney-General, Christian Porter, told the Australian Financial Review (23 Aug 2018) he found it “fascinating” that as the Family Court’s workload had dropped in 2017 so had its output. “You would expect in any other organisation where your workload decreases by near on 10 per cent in a very short period of time that...
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Argyll FDRP mediation rated “above average” value for money in feedback. Contact Tess for swift, affordable, custom mediation on M: 0448837372.
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If your case goes to the Family Court, you could be paying about $110,000 for legal representation. For a case heard in the Federal Circuit Court, the cost is about $30,000, according to a Price Waterhouse Coopers report and published in the Sydney Morning Herald last weekend. Search “What the Family Court shakeup means for...
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Currently, there is a backlog of about 20,000 cases and families waiting to be heard in the Family Court, reported the Sydney Morning Herald last weekend. If you ‘only’ wait 18 months, you’re considered a winner. Wouldn’t you be better sorting it out without the court? Contact Argyll FDRP and make an appointment to see...
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Any mediator who has accreditation with the Attorney-General’s Department as an FDRP (Mediator) can mediate children’s issues (parenting plans) AND property issues. Tess is an accredited mediator with the A-G. Contact Tess to make an appointment and find out more.
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In a troubling case, a mother had made allegations of possible sexual abuse of the child by the father. She had made numerous complaints in the last six months to Police and the Department of Family and Community Services alleging sexual abuse by the father on the child. The child has been extensively questioned and interviewed...
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From time to time, I blog about Child Support because of the close association it has with parenting mediation. In a recent Child Support case, a father “failed to provide full and frank disclosure as to his income, property, and financial resources” and the judge made her own findings as to his income. The father...
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