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Child Custody: What happens if I breach a family court order?

Nov 7, 2013

An article appearing in the West Australian newspaper and on its website talks about an incident relating to child custody. A mother involved in a custody battle has been jailed for a year by the Perth District Court after she tried to falsify results of a hair drug test that was required to be submitted…

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Same Sex Couples living in Australia

Nov 5, 2013

The Australian Social Trends (AST) report released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in July has looked at many of the characteristics of same-sex couples living in Australia. Information from the latest Census shows 33,700 couples reported living together in a same-sex relationship, with 17,600 male couples and 16,100 female couples. It was also…

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Divorce by power of attorney

Nov 5, 2013

ABC Radio’s Law Report on Tuesday the 3rd September highlights the unusual process of divorce by power of attorney. In most cases, the law requires one person in a marriage to want it to end in order to obtain a divorce. However a recent case in Queensland saw a divorce granted even though neither the…

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VROs – Violence Restraining Orders for Children

Nov 4, 2013

New amendment to Restraining Orders Act 1997 WA clarifies position re Violence Restraining Orders for children (VROs) Amendments to the Restraining Orders Act 1997 (“the Act”) received Royal Assent on 4 October 2013 have clarified the legal position regarding Violence Restraining orders for children. By amending section 25 of the Act the WA Parliament has…

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Divorce Lawyers in Perth

Nov 3, 2013

Why choose Kavanagh Family Lawyers as your Divorce Lawyers in Perth? Kavanagh Family Lawyers are highly experienced Divorce Lawyers in Perth. Practicing exclusively in Family Law, our lawyers provide calm, objective, expert legal advice when it comes to divorce and we understand that the decisions involved will have to be made at highly emotional time…

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Violence Restraining Order Mention Hearings

Jul 23, 2013

Kickett v Starr The appeal point The appeal case of Kickett v Starr[1] which was delivered on 15 April 2013 raises interesting questions about whether the listing procedure commonly adopted after an ex-parte VRO hearing is valid.

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Which Court has jurisdiction to Grant A VRO for a child?

Jul 23, 2013

TROUBLE AT MILL: JURISDICTIONAL UNCERTAINTY RE: VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS (VROs) PROTECTING CHILDREN.  The 2011 Amendment to the Act Which court (Magistrates Court or Children’s Court) has jurisdiction to make a Violence Restraining Order (VRO) protecting a child has become a very vexed issue in WA because of the Restraining Orders Amendment Act 2011 (WA), (“the…

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Statistics on Western Australian Violence Restraining Orders

Jul 17, 2013

The following are statistics on Western Australian violence restraining orders (VROs) taken from the Marty Kavanagh, Kavanagh Lawyers WA paper to the 2013 Law on the Lounge Family Law Conference, Bali 2013. The writer is very grateful to Mr Tom Millward, from the WA Magistrates Court for the following statistics on Western Australian VROs. [1]

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Violence Restraining Orders: A Few Things Worth Knowing About VROs

Jul 17, 2013

The following is a summary of the key points arising from Marty Kavanagh, Kavanagh Lawyers WA paper to the 2013 Law on the Lounge Family Law Conference, Bali 2013.

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Kavanagh Family Lawyers featured in Irish Law Society Gazette

Jul 11, 2013

Irish Solicitors in Western Australia Here is an article from the Irish Law Society Gazette featuring Kavanagh Family Lawyers. It discusses the opportunities for Irish Solicitors in Western Australia through the eyes of our Lawyer, Leo Barry. Article: Home & Away – Law Society Gazette July 2013

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