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Family Violence & Child Custody: Legal Considerations & Strategies

Navigating the complexities of child custody proceedings amidst instances of family violence demands both legal expertise and empathy. At Duffy & Simon, our family violence lawyers understand the sensitive nature of these cases and are committed to providing comprehensive guidance tailored to the unique circumstances of each client. Understanding Family Violence in the Context of […]
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Navigating Legal Documentation: How Family Lawyers Can Assist

Simplifying the Legal Maze In the intricate world of legal documentation and proceedings, navigating the inevitable sea of paperwork can be overwhelming  — especially when it comes to matters as delicate as family law. From divorce agreements to child custody arrangements, the sheer volume of documentation involved can leave even the most organised feeling lost […]
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How Long Does a Divorce Take in Australia?

While some factors may impact how long it takes to finalise a divorce, you can usually expect the process to take four months in Australia, from the date of divorce application to obtaining the divorce order. Initiating a divorce can be an incredibly stressful time. Parting ways with your spouse is a difficult decision to […]
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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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