The Dissolution Of Marriage

There are three family Law Act processes that cover the ending of marriages, they are:-
1. Decrees of divorce, which is
2. Decrees of nullity
3. The declarations for validity of marriage
While today I shall be talking about the first one I said, , which is the most common out of the three.
Why a marriage has broken down is not an area that the Family Court is interested in. Causes such as adultery, desertion, violence etc. that have may of contributed to the ending of in marriage are not considered by the court, as these use to be considered under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1959 (Cth). As this is the principle of "No Fault" where neither partner can be blamed for the causing of the ...

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not go out with each other, have a reason for still living together such as lack of finances or children, they should intend to separate in the future and there are many more.

After a marriage has broken down the welfare of the children (if any) has to be settled. Some parents feel that the use of the terms 'custody' and 'access' belittled them as, it was a win or lose situation of who got the children. So just recently the term 'residence' with 'specific issues' orders has replaced 'custody' and the term 'contract' replaces 'access'. While also 'Guardianship hardly exists in the Family Law Act 1995 (Cth) as it has been replaced with the concept of 'Parental responsibility'. This concept now brings in all duties, powers, responsibility and authority which by law, parents have in relation to children. As it was usually only thought of when a parent had custody of a child, now both parents have responsibilities.
When deciding of who should have 'residence' or 'contact' ...

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