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Egyptian radio show - 29th Feb 2016, 8:30pm interview with Matt Awad from M Joseph & Associates Lawyers

Jerry Guirguis interviews Matt Awad, Solicitor from M Joseph & Associates Lawyers will be speaking to us Live-to-air from our studios, 96.5FM – Egyptian radio show [ Monday 29th February 2016, Melbourne Australia, English Edition, 8:30pm AEDT  ].


Hi Matt, thank you accepting our invitation to be on our 96.5FM – Egyptian radio show,

            can we start with ......................  M Joseph & Associates Lawyers [ Level 7, 22 William Street Melbourne 3000 phone : 1800 656 737


Q1]       New Police powers confronting Domestic Violence , Tell us more ?

The changes are in relation to police power when it comes to domestic violence especially when children are involved. 
Now the police has power to take a perpetrator away by force and put restraining orders temporarily without a court order. 


Domestic Violence : by definition, physical and mental nature?, because the neighbour next door may complain to the police about the verbal violence that's going on next door, will this raise a restraining order ?, after all it's in the interest of the kids to be removed from these abusive environment !!.


Q2]      A listener, is keen to know what changes if any have gone into helping divorced parents living Far, hours drive from each other, help the parent with access to children more easily, The listener, is asking, if there was an order, limiting one parent from moving too far away [ another state, country ], making access to children difficult,

Is it possible to make divorced parents with children living away hours away by car, is obliged to drive the children to a half way, giving access to children daily ?


In relation to divorced or separated parents, since 2012 , the givea priority to the interest of the child " the child best interest is paramount" 
So the court may appoint a lawyer to defend the child's interest in all circumstances.
To apply this to your examples, the court may look at if travelling long distance would be  contrary or may affect the child health and wellbeing. If so the court will order one of the parents to travel all the way to the other party. Parents interest is becoming more irrelevant.


Q3]       Let’s talk about how assets and property get divided after and before separation. It is not 50% to 50% in most cases.

            Ohhh yess, no one ever believed it's 50/50 when it comes to Financial settlement, what hurts, the value of your super, it's included in your divorce settlement, but unfairly redeemed by other party [ THE X ].


Jerry Guirguis


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