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The Role of Family Court Lawyers in Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

Family violence is a complicated and often misunderstood issue that impacts numerous individuals and families throughout Australia. Family violence can involve physical harm, but it can also mean emotional and psychological abuse. If you or someone you care about is affected by family violence, it’s essential to understand that support services are available to assist. […]
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Most Common Child Custody Arrangements

Relationship breakdowns are almost always difficult, but they can be extra complicated when children are involved. For parents or guardians, a separation means that they must make child custody arrangements to ensure the wellbeing of their children. Navigating child custody involves determining how parental responsibilities and time with the child are going to be allocated […]
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Duffy & Simon Law Award for Outstanding VCE Achievements.

In our 9th year, Duffy & Simon recently awarded VCE students across the community with a special law award. The award was presented to students who showed outstanding performance in legal studies during their VCE. The recipients of this award received a certificate of recognition, a $200 voucher and were invited to attend a celebratory […]
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The Importance of Hiring a Family Court Lawyer in Child Custody Battles

Navigating the complexities of child custody battles can be a challenge. The experience is often highly emotional and legally intricate, especially if you’re not familiar with legal matters yourself. In such challenging times, understanding the significance of hiring a family court lawyer is paramount. These legal professionals play an important role in safeguarding the rights […]
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How to Choose the Right Family Violence Lawyer for Your Case

If you or a loved one is experiencing family violence, you’ll need to find a family violence lawyer. This process is not necessarily easy. Anyone who finds themselves in a family violence situation is going to be under substantial stress, and this can make it difficult to seek help. However, if you keep a few […]
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Why Domestic Violence Is a Crime & How Family Lawyers Can Help You?

Domestic violence can affect anyone; this is why it’s so important everyone knows how it is legally defined and handled, as well as that family violence lawyers can help you and loved ones. With their help, you can move forward with your life and send a clear message that domestic and family violence is not […]
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What Is a Sole Divorce Application? What You Need to Know & Essential Steps?

Divorce is a difficult time for all involved. Even when the separation has been amicable, divorce is still a major lifestyle change and source of stress. It often involves dividing up assets, at least one person departing from the family home and a shift in familial relationships. When most people think of divorce, they tend […]
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What Do You Need to Know About Your Rights & Australia’s Child Custody Laws?

Contrary to some beliefs, family law as it pertains to parental rights is independent from matters of divorce. In fact, custody laws relate to any situation where there is disagreement over who should hold parental responsibility and where a child should live. In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of child custody, parental […]
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Clerkship 2023

The Duffy & Simon two-week seasonal Clerkship program has wrapped up for another year. This clerkship gives the opportunity to law students approaching the end of their studies to explore and apply their degrees to real life matters. Over the two weeks the clerks go through a rotation. This is where they shadow several lawyers […]
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Victorian rental reform

Since being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, renters have long been waiting for these key rental changes. These changes mandate minimum standards for Victorian rentals and allow tenants to make minor modifications to their homes without prior consent. The changes are among the 130 revisions to the 2018 Victorian Parliament’s Residential Tenancies Act. […]
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