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Dance like no one’s watching…. But text like a Judge will read it!

By Erin / March 13, 2020 /

We’ve all heard the caution ‘anything you say or do may be used against you in the Court of Law’, but what most people don’t realise is that this warning also extends to text messages and emails! In the era of smartphones, text messages, emails, WhatsApp and Facebook, communication apps have become a helpful form…

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Parenting and Separation: How to avoid the Nightmare Before Christmas

Parenting and Separation: How to avoid the Nightmare Before Christmas

By Erin / December 23, 2019 /

The festive season can be a wonderfully exciting time for families, but it can also be an overwhelming and stressful time, especially when a family is going through a separation. Uncertainty and confusion about arrangements for what time the children will spend with each parent over Christmas is very common and can be one of…

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Family Law Q&A – Financial Settlements – Part 4

By Lewis Holdway / July 12, 2018 /

Episode 4: Financial Settlements If you go through a process of separation or divorce, do you have to have a financial settlement? You don’t have to have a financial settlement, however you leave yourself at risk of a claim in the future by your spouse or partner if you do not, particularly if you don’t…

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Separation Podcast

Separation Q&A Podcast

By Lewis Holdway / September 11, 2017 / Comments Off on Separation Q&A Podcast

Summary of Episode 2: Separation Hello, and welcome to our Family Law Q&A series with Natalie Fielding, Accredited Family Law Specialist at Lewis Holdway Lawyers. How can you protect yourself, your children and your property? Separation is a very emotionally bruising time in someone’s life and, for some people, the separation can come as a shock.…

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Divorce 101

By Lewis Holdway / December 19, 2016 / Comments Off on Divorce 101

How do I get a divorce? You can get a divorce by filing a Divorce Application at the Federal Circuit Court. When can I get a divorce? You must be separated for at least one year and one day before you file a Divorce Application. What does it cost? The Court filing fee for a…

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Christmas & Kids: When parents don't want to spend Christmas together anymore…

By Lewis Holdway / December 12, 2016 / Comments Off on Christmas & Kids: When parents don't want to spend Christmas together anymore…

Working out a Christmas Visit Christmas and the festive season is usually depicted as a joyful occasion where families get together and show their love for each other with quality time, gifts and share great food. Unfortunately, the pressure of trying to keep the peace can become too much for some couples at this time…

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