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Family Therapy

Rosa Silvestro is a child psychologist who specialises in acting as a Family Consultant in Family Court matters. She spoke to the Victorian Bar about the utility of obtaining family therapy in family law matters. Family therapy is frequently used where the family...

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When should I introduce my new partner?

There are many common concerns associated with introducing your new partner to your children. It can be a difficult process deciding the right time and the right approach to take when doing so. In addition, new partners can affect the view of your former spouse, the...

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Stress and Divorce

One of the most stressful life experiences is the process of going through a divorce or separation. The process and the emotions associated with it are all-consuming, making it a particularly stressful period in a person’s life. Marilyn Stowe, and English family law,...

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Powers of the court in contempt cases

In December 2018, Judge Salvatore Vasta sentenced a man involved in a property dispute with his former wife to 12 months imprisonment for contempt of court as a result of failing to disclose financial documents on time. The decision of Judge Vasta in the Federal...

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How can I avoid Family Court delays?

Family Court appeal judges have declined a request by Chief Justice William Alstergren that they preside over trials as well as appeals in an attempt to reduce the Court’s backlog, according to an article published by The Australian on 30 April 2019. Due to a...

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