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    FamilyProperty: Optimising the FCFCOA

    By Ben Woodward on 28/01/22 12:27 PM

    FamilyProperty is an online platform currently being trialled in the Sydney Registry of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA). FamilyProperty aims to optimise the handling of property matters to increase settlements and decrease the time taken to reach them.

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    How to Enjoy the Christmas Period in a Separated Family

    By Ben Woodward on 26/11/21 10:45 AM

    As the holiday season arrives, many families will be working out how to navigate Christmas as a
    separated family for the first time. Here are some tips that we think will help you make this big

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    The difference between employees & contractors

    By Megan McGrath on 26/11/21 9:34 AM

    If you own a business that hires workers, and especially if you use contractors, it is important that you understand the difference between an employment relationship or a contract for services. It is important to know that even if there is a written contract stating the worker is either an employee or contractor this does not define the relationship. Instead, it is determined by examining a range of characteristics of the working relationship.

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    #freebritney - does Australia have conservatorships?

    By Megan McGrath on 26/11/21 9:16 AM

    Britney Spears has been under a conservatorship since 2008 following a very public breakdown. Since then, her father has been in control of her finances, health, personal life, and business deals. After Britney took legal action in 2021 and a worldwide movement to #freebritney gained momentum, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny granted Britney’s request to immediately suspend her father as the conservator of her estate.

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    The Perks of Technology - How Electronic Hearings Work

    By Breeann Lalao on 29/10/21 11:44 AM

    The court will notify you if your matter is listed for a remote hearing, especially during these covid times. The Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia can conduct hearings in-person at their own registry locations and on regional circuits but also can provide electronic video links and telephone hearings. Don’t be mistaken as electronic hearings are still a proper and formal court hearing. The usual rules of court, court procedures, courtesies and formalities in the courtroom still apply and compliance is still expected.

    Topics: Court technology
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