Articles & Cases

  • Choosing the best Family Lawyers – Is it worth travelling to Melbourne?

    • Article
    • 26 Nov 2013
    • Silvio Auditore

    Many people believe that it is not worth the hassle of coming into Melbourne to get advice from a Specialist Family Lawyer. There are good reasons why Melbourne Family Lawyers is located in William Street Melbourne (adjacent to the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia). Read All

  • What to Expect from a Family Lawyer

    • Article
    • 08 Nov 2013
    • Silvio Auditore

    A Family Lawyer will advise you as to his or her opinion as to where you stand when applying the applicable Family Law to your particular situation. However, a Family Lawyer will never be able to provide you with a definitive outcome in your case as the outcome of your case will depend on the following. Read All

  • Defending a Family Law Property Settlement Case in Melbourne Family Law Courts

    • Article
    • 14 Oct 2013
    • Silvio Auditore

    If you receive an Initiating Application which is to be heard in the Family Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, you are entitled to put your position to the Court by filing a Response together with other court documents required under the Family Law Rules. Those other documents may include sworn Affidavits and/or a Financial Statement (for property settlement or maintenance cases). Read All

  • How do I settle my Family Law Custody Dispute in Melbourne if I am overseas or interstate?

    • Article
    • 22 Jul 2013
    • Silvio Auditore

    The Family Law Courts in Melbourne (being the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia) have jurisdiction to determine a Family Law dispute if at least one of the parties to the dispute is either. Read All

  • How do you Change existing Child Custody and Contact Orders (Parenting Orders) in Australia?

    • Article
    • 25 Jun 2013
    • Silvio Auditore

    As children grow older and relationships change, a previously made Court Order concerning the arrangements for the care of a child or children may no longer be appropriate. However, the Court Order remains in force until one (or both) of the parties to the court order initiate legal action to legally change it. If both agree, whilst it is possible to informally change the ongoing care arrangements for children without changing the court orders, it may lead to problems should someone later change his/her mind. It is usually better to legally formalise child arrangements with court orders. Read All

  • Family Violence Safety Notices and Intervention Orders under the Family Violence Protection Act Victoria

    • Article
    • 23 May 2013
    • Silvio Auditore

    In Victoria, legal protection is available for family members and their associates who need protection from a family member who is subjecting them to family violence. Family violence has a broad legal definition which includes abuse which is physical, sexual, emotional, threatening, economically abusive, or, in any other way controls or dominates the family member and causes that family member to feel fear for his/her safety. Read All

  • Which Family Law Court in Melbourne?

    • Article
    • 08 Apr 2013
    • Silvio Auditore

    Clients are sometimes confused about which Family Law Court is appropriate to hear their case in Melbourne. This is understandable as there are three separate courts on the same street in Melbourne which have jurisdiction on Family Law related issues. Read All

  • How long does it take to get a Divorce in Melbourne?

    • Article
    • 01 Apr 2013
    • Silvio Auditore

    Applying for a Divorce in Melbourne is a fairly quick process and, if handled efficiently, can be completed within three or so months of filing your Divorce Application with the Court in Melbourne. There are certain requirements before you are legally allowed to file your Divorce Application, these are: Read All

  • Achieving a Fair Family Law Settlement for De Facto and Same Sex Couples in Victoria

    • Article
    • 15 Mar 2013
    • Silvio Auditore

    The Family Law in Victoria is now almost exclusively governed by the Family Law Act (Commonwealth) whether you are married, or in a de facto or same sex relationship. The State of Victoria previously had the power to make laws concerning couples who were not married, but referred those powers to the Commonwealth Government in 2009. Read All

  • Can I move out of Victoria without a Family Law Court Order?

    • Article
    • 01 Mar 2013
    • Silvio Auditore

    Whether you are allowed to move out of your current home to a new place depends on a number of factors. Read All

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