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Melanie Wilson promotion

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Clancy & Triado are delighted to announce the promotion of Melanie Wilson as a Director of the firm.

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Melanie Wilson promotion

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Clancy & Triado are delighted to announce the promotion of Melanie Wilson as a Director of the firm.

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Caee Update of MABB & MABB AND ANOR [2020] FAMCAFC18

Friday 26th June 2020

The Full Court finds parties contributions equal in circumstances where husband's parent's transferred the parties a 60 acre property. A case summary by Helen Mulvaney

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Caee Update of MABB & MABB AND ANOR [2020] FAMCAFC18

Friday 26th June 2020

The Full Court finds parties contributions equal in circumstances where husband's parent's transferred the parties a 60 acre property. A case summary by Helen Mulvaney

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Blevins & Blevins [2019] FCCA 1923 (11 July 2019)

Wednesday 27th May 2020

The Federal Circuit Court case of Blevins has struck fear in the hearts of many, and highlights a party’s ability to bring an application for spousal maintenance well after separation. In Blevins, the application was made 23 years after the parties separated and 20 years after they had a final property settlement.

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Blevins & Blevins [2019] FCCA 1923 (11 July 2019)

Wednesday 27th May 2020

The Federal Circuit Court case of Blevins has struck fear in the hearts of many, and highlights a party’s ability to bring an application for spousal maintenance well after separation. In Blevins, the application was made 23 years after the parties separated and 20 years after they had a final property settlement.

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Should a mother and two young children be returned to New Zealand when the mother says there are grave concerns of abuse and violence?

Friday 1st May 2020

Walpole & Secretary, Department of Communities and Justice [2020] was heard in the Family Court of Australia in Sydney. The case dealt with the mother’s appeal of an order compelling her to return the children of the relationship to New Zealand.

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Should a mother and two young children be returned to New Zealand when the mother says there are grave concerns of abuse and violence?

Friday 1st May 2020

Walpole & Secretary, Department of Communities and Justice [2020] was heard in the Family Court of Australia in Sydney. The case dealt with the mother’s appeal of an order compelling her to return the children of the relationship to New Zealand.

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Parenting Orders and COVID-19

Wednesday 8th April 2020

The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia have issued some guidelines for families who have Parenting Orders in place.

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Parenting Orders and COVID-19

Wednesday 8th April 2020

The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia have issued some guidelines for families who have Parenting Orders in place.

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Clancy & Triado is open and continuing our services during the COVID-19 pandemic

Monday 23rd March 2020

At Clancy & Triado, we are continuing to provide legal advice and service to our clients through these unprecedented times.

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Clancy & Triado is open and continuing our services during the COVID-19 pandemic

Monday 23rd March 2020

At Clancy & Triado, we are continuing to provide legal advice and service to our clients through these unprecedented times.

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Our managing director, Paul Staindl, is chairing an online conference on 4 March 2020 regarding the difficult aspects of parenting cases

Monday 17th February 2020

The Ugly Side of Parenting Matters - a live half-day online conference chaired by Paul Staindl.

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Our managing director, Paul Staindl, is chairing an online conference on 4 March 2020 regarding the difficult aspects of parenting cases

Monday 17th February 2020

The Ugly Side of Parenting Matters - a live half-day online conference chaired by Paul Staindl.

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Who Gets Fido?

Thursday 30th January 2020

In our modern times, it is important to know not only what your rights are in relation to parenting and family property matters but also, and perhaps critically for many couples who are electing not to have children or to have children later, is who gets your furry companion in the event of separation.

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Who Gets Fido?

Thursday 30th January 2020

In our modern times, it is important to know not only what your rights are in relation to parenting and family property matters but also, and perhaps critically for many couples who are electing not to have children or to have children later, is who gets your furry companion in the event of separation.

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Should the typical sale of business assets prior to separation be required to be “added back” to the asset pool at settlement?

Thursday 16th January 2020

The case of Cabadas [2019] was an appeal heard in the Family Court of Australia. The court held that the appellant husband, who used the livestock as part of his stock-in-trade in the regular maintenance of the business, was not required to add its value back to the asset pool.

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Should the typical sale of business assets prior to separation be required to be “added back” to the asset pool at settlement?

Thursday 16th January 2020

The case of Cabadas [2019] was an appeal heard in the Family Court of Australia. The court held that the appellant husband, who used the livestock as part of his stock-in-trade in the regular maintenance of the business, was not required to add its value back to the asset pool.

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2020 Doyle's Guide Awards

Friday 6th December 2019

We are delighted to announce that Clancy & Triado has again been recognised as a Leading Family and Divorce Law Firm by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession.

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2020 Doyle's Guide Awards

Friday 6th December 2019

We are delighted to announce that Clancy & Triado has again been recognised as a Leading Family and Divorce Law Firm by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession.

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A property rezoned during a long marriage - what did the Full Court say about contributions in Jabour [2019]?

Friday 15th November 2019

Jabour was an appeal from property settlement orders made in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the effect of which was to divide the net asset pool of the parties worth $9,033,912 (34% to the wife and 66% to the husband).

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A property rezoned during a long marriage - what did the Full Court say about contributions in Jabour [2019]?

Friday 15th November 2019

Jabour was an appeal from property settlement orders made in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the effect of which was to divide the net asset pool of the parties worth $9,033,912 (34% to the wife and 66% to the husband).

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Complex Issues in Family Law Property Matters - a half-day online conference

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Kimberly Hunter, Director and Accredited Family Law Specialist, is the chair for this event run by Television Education Network.

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Complex Issues in Family Law Property Matters - a half-day online conference

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Kimberly Hunter, Director and Accredited Family Law Specialist, is the chair for this event run by Television Education Network.

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Sperm donor or “parent”?

Thursday 4th July 2019

On 19 June 2019 the High Court of Australia delivered judgment in the case of Masson v Parsons. The decision finally determined that the Appellant “Robert”, who had provided sperm to a friend, “Susan”, so she could conceive a child, was a “parent” of that child.

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Sperm donor or “parent”?

Thursday 4th July 2019

On 19 June 2019 the High Court of Australia delivered judgment in the case of Masson v Parsons. The decision finally determined that the Appellant “Robert”, who had provided sperm to a friend, “Susan”, so she could conceive a child, was a “parent” of that child.

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Euthanasia - Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 commencement

Wednesday 5th June 2019

On 19 June 2019, the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 ("VAD") will commence. Victoria will become the first jurisdiction in Australia giving people a right to die, with eligibility subject to strict criteria.

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Euthanasia - Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 commencement

Wednesday 5th June 2019

On 19 June 2019, the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 ("VAD") will commence. Victoria will become the first jurisdiction in Australia giving people a right to die, with eligibility subject to strict criteria.

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Can things said to your counsellor be used in evidence in Family Law proceedings?

Thursday 30th May 2019

Almost all matters discussed during marriage or relationship counselling cannot be used in evidence in family law proceedings. This extends to what is said or discussed to a mediator or psychologist during the course of mediation or Family Dispute Resolution. Sections 10E and 10J of the Family Law Act 1975 provides that such evidence inadmissible.

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Can things said to your counsellor be used in evidence in Family Law proceedings?

Thursday 30th May 2019

Almost all matters discussed during marriage or relationship counselling cannot be used in evidence in family law proceedings. This extends to what is said or discussed to a mediator or psychologist during the course of mediation or Family Dispute Resolution. Sections 10E and 10J of the Family Law Act 1975 provides that such evidence inadmissible.

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Patricia Clancy was building up her legal practice when Gough Whitlam's attorney-general Lionel Murphy changed the law.

Tuesday 18th December 2018

Patricia Clancy became one of Melbourne's leading divorce lawyers by helping extract people from "some of the most terrible marriages" after Lionel Murphy introduced no-fault divorce.

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Patricia Clancy was building up her legal practice when Gough Whitlam's attorney-general Lionel Murphy changed the law.

Tuesday 18th December 2018

Patricia Clancy became one of Melbourne's leading divorce lawyers by helping extract people from "some of the most terrible marriages" after Lionel Murphy introduced no-fault divorce.

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Surrogacy - Protecting your rights and the rights of your baby

Thursday 26th July 2018

At Clancy & Triado our accredited family lawyers are experts in the law surrounding surrogacy. We work with integrity and empathy, alongside relevant experts including medical specialists and lawyers to smooth the journey for our clients.

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Surrogacy - Protecting your rights and the rights of your baby

Thursday 26th July 2018

At Clancy & Triado our accredited family lawyers are experts in the law surrounding surrogacy. We work with integrity and empathy, alongside relevant experts including medical specialists and lawyers to smooth the journey for our clients.

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Why Medical Treatment Planning is something everyone should consider

Thursday 10th May 2018

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you became seriously unwell or injured and unable to make decisions about your medical treatment? While it’s not something anyone wants to dwell on, putting a little thought and planning into these matters can mean – should the unthinkable happen – you are cared for in keeping with your beliefs, values and wishes.

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Why Medical Treatment Planning is something everyone should consider

Thursday 10th May 2018

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you became seriously unwell or injured and unable to make decisions about your medical treatment? While it’s not something anyone wants to dwell on, putting a little thought and planning into these matters can mean – should the unthinkable happen – you are cared for in keeping with your beliefs, values and wishes.

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