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Family Law is an umbrella term designed to cover those areas of law which become relevant if your family relationship breaks down.It can also apply to circumstances arising from a family member's death or care proceedings involving children.
At Stacks we appreciate that being involved in proceedings or negotiations arising from the breakdown of your family relationship can be a distressing and confusing experience. You may be experiencing a feeling of lack of control over important events and decisions.
What our clients say
20/12/2013 |MH, Port Macquarie
Tim Couch -
Dear Tim, I hope you have a merry christmas and happy new year. Thanks for everything in the past 12 months. I couldn't have got through the...
Dear Tim, I hope you have a merry christmas and happy new year. Thanks for everything in the past 12 months. I couldn't have got through the year without you. Thanks heaps.
28/11/2011 |Denial of same-sex relationship
Quentin Schneider -
We were successful in having the Federal Magistrates Court retain jurisdiction in a property dispute between two persons of the same gender ...
We were successful in having the Federal Magistrates Court retain jurisdiction in a property dispute between two persons of the same gender who had lived together for several decades. One party was denying there had been a de facto relationship. This could have removed the Court's jurisdiction to deal with the matter. With some guidance from the Federal Magistrate and each side having advice from their own counsel, the parties were eventually able to agree on Interim Consent Orders confirming the Court having jurisdiction. The Federal Magistrate highlighted that the Court could consider numerous factors in order to decide that a de facto relationship had existed. The court did not have to base its decision on whether or not there ever was a sexual relationship. The Federal Magistrate was pleased he did not have to observe anyone being cross-examined on such issues or on any of the other considerations relevant to determining whether the parties had been in a de facto relationship.
The Stacks Family Law User GroupThe Family Law User Group has been established across all of the Stacks/The law Firm offices. This means that family law specialists from 20 offices in NSW and QLD can regularly come together via conference calls and face-to-face meetings to share common precedents, pool resources and collectively problem solve. This is a real benefit to individual clients, who receive a consistently high level of service.
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In The Community
21/01/2014 |Victim Compensation - Bad news and good news
Nathan Luke -
In The Community
The NSW State Government has made sweeping changes to compensation for Victims of Crime. The bad news is that for mos...
The NSW State Government has made sweeping changes to compensation for Victims of Crime.
The bad news is that for most victims that compensation will be very modest
regardless of what type of injury has been sustained.
The good news is that the changes have seen waiting times for compensation drastically reduced and the system made far less complex.
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10/03/2014 |TWITTER VICTIMS USING LAW TO STRIKE BACK After a landmark court ruling, people who feel they are victims of defamatory statements sent via twitter or any other social media can sue and be awarded substantial damages...
3/03/2014 |YES, SOMETIMES THE LAW IS AN ASS Charles Dickens was the first to say “the law is an ass” in Oliver Twist. That’s “ass” as in stubborn stupid donkey, not the American word for what you sit on. Since Dickens’ day, many folk have had good reason to agree...
13/12/2013 |BRITISH NUCLEAR TESTING: AUSTRALIA FAILS VETERANS AGAIN The Australian Human Rights Commission shot down on Tuesday the nuclear veterans’ last legal avenue on a technicality – after 10 months they have just decided they can’t do anything as they don’t think they have jurisdiction...
11/12/2013 |MARALINGA NUCLEAR TESTS CASE REJECTED BY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION Commission says it does not have jurisdiction to hear case of veterans exposed to radiation from British nuclear testing..
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