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What is the legal impact of marriage equality for same-sex couples?

Marriage isn’t only about love – there is a big legal aspect to it as well. TGB partner Rosemary Caruso explains the everyday impact of same-sex marriage for couples. On December 7 2017 the Federal Government finally legalised same-sex marriage and the legislation commenced the following day. Now that marriage equality...

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Marriage equality is here. Are same-sex couples already married overseas recognised?

December 7, 2017, will be forever marked in Australian history as the date which the Australian Government finally passed legislation to legalise same sex marriage. Just a day later the same -ex marriage bill was made law. For many the date is evokes feelings of joy and elation and reward for tireless efforts of many to campaign...

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WA domestic violence victims receive greater protections through changes to restraining orders

For families living in fear of domestic violence, changes to the law around restraining orders in WA offer greater protections, writes Tindall Gask Bentley lawyer Kate Major. The statistics tell an ugly, shameful truth about domestic and family violence in Australia. 1 in 5 Australian women, and 1 in 22 men, have experienced...

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InDaily: Time to think of the children in surrogacy cases

Australia’s surrogacy laws don’t offer enough protection to the children so wanted by their parents. It is time to put these children first and overhaul our nation’s surrogacy laws, writes TGB managing partner Morry Bailes in his latest column for InDaily, South Australia’s largest independent news provider. Read...

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Podcast: How to Make Divorce Friendlier for You and Your Children

The impact of a nasty divorce on children and former spouses is well known. But what about a good divorce? What does a good divorce look like and how do you do it? For the first time, Australian researchers are looking into what it takes for couples with kids to separate well. In this latest episode of “Surviving Separation”...

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Radio 5AA: Why the Family Court is creaking under its workload

Australia’s Family Law Court is drowning under its workload. Such is the backlog that, in South Australia, our single Family Court judge and five of the six Federal Circuit Court judges are now listing trials for 2019 But why is it like this and what can people who are contemplating separation do to avoid this stress?...

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Time to ease the impact of divorce: TGB welcomes Family Law Act review

Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers welcomes the review of Australia’s family law system in the hope it will ease the pressure on families going through separation. The review, announced this morning by federal Attorney-General George Brandis, promises to focus on how the Family Law Act can better serve the changing needs and diversity...

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Introducing Settify: The fast, free, discrete way to start your separation online

Separating from your partner is one of the hardest things you will do. Once that difficult decision is made, it’s natural to feel anxious about the future of your children, property and financial wellbeing. In times of emotional stress, it’s important to know where you stand as soon as possible. This week, Tindall Gask Bentley...

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ABC Radio: Debunking de facto relationship myths

Many couples make the decision to never marry. “It’s just a piece of paper,” they say. What they may not realise is in the eyes of the law de facto couples are the same as married couples. TGB family law partner Wendy Barry spoke to ABC Radio Adelaide’s Narelle Graham to debunk the myths of de facto relationships. Listen...

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