Articles & Cases

  • Melbourne Family Lawyers Win International Parenting Dispute for Mother in Family Court of Australia at Melbourne

    • Case Study
    • 31 Oct 2017
    • Silvio Auditore, Alison Loach

    Alison Loach, a Senior Consultant with Melbourne Family Lawyers, advised a client that she had a strong case and that she should pursue the case all the way through to a final hearing before Justice Austin in the Family Court of Australia. Read All

  • When Can I make a Claim for Property Settlement as a De Facto Partner?

    • Article
    • 18 Jul 2017
    • Silvio Auditore

    In Australia, the Family Law relating to De Facto partners is substantially the same as the law relating to people who are legally married. The Family Law Act covers married people and de facto couples, including those in homosexual relationships. Read All

  • Defending an Intervention Order in Victoria

    • Article
    • 25 Jan 2017
    • Silvio Auditore

    An Intervention Order is a Court Order which is made by a Magistrate in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria against a person (the Respondent) who has committed family violence against a family member (the Aggrieved Family Member). Read All

  • Can I apply for a Divorce if I am no longer living in Australia?

    • Article
    • 05 Oct 2016
    • Silvio Auditore

    Melbourne Family Lawyers represents many clients who do not live in Australia. If you are living overseas, we can still represent you and apply for a Divorce in Australia under certain circumstances. Read All

  • When should I apply for a Family Law Property Settlement?

    • Article
    • 18 Aug 2016
    • Silvio Auditore

    The only legal rules about when you should apply for a Family Law property settlement are concerning how late you can apply. People in a De Facto relationship have up to two years after separation. Married people have up to one year following the Divorce. Contrary to a popular belief, you do not have to wait until you are divorced to have a property settlement. Read All

  • Can I move with my child to live in a different suburb or outside of Melbourne without the other parent’s consent?

    • Article
    • 20 Jul 2016
    • Silvio Auditore

    Some of the most frequent questions asked by clients of Melbourne Family Lawyers are concerning the issue of whether the client is allowed to take a child to live somewhere else, be that within Australia or overseas. Read All

  • Melbourne Family Court allows Mother and Child’s Relocation to USA

    • Case Study
    • 21 Jun 2016
    • Silvio Auditore

    In January 2015, our client, 30 year old USA citizen Miranda (not her real name) was referred to Melbourne Family Lawyers by United States Embassy staff in Melbourne, as her marriage to her 35 yo Australian Husband, Bruce (not his real name) had broken down. Miranda’s legal problem was that she wanted to return home to the United States, with her 3 year old daughter, but her Husband objected to such an arrangement. Read All

  • When is Spousal Maintenance Payable?

    • Article
    • 31 Aug 2015
    • Silvio Auditore

    Spousal Maintenance (also called alimony in some countries) may be payable in Australia by one spouse (or de-facto partner) to the other under some circumstances pursuant to the provisions of the Family Law Act. Read All

  • The Best Family Law Advice from Melbourne Family Lawyers

    • Article
    • 20 Jul 2015
    • Silvio Auditore

    At Melbourne Family Lawyers, we don’t offer a “free” first consultation and use it to market our services to you. The first meeting with one of our lawyers is scheduled for one hour because we know it will take a bit of time to listen to your story so that we can understand your situation and what is important to you and what you would like to achieve. Read All

  • When should I apply for a Divorce?

    • Article
    • 22 Apr 2015
    • Silvio Auditore

    A Divorce Order provides legal recognition of the fact that that you are no longer married. Upon a Divorce Order becoming final, you are legally free to re-marry should you wish to do so. In order to apply for a Divorce, you must firstly be separated for at least one year. Read All

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