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Collaboration Family Law Blog November 4, 2014

Could collaborative practice have saved millions of dollars in costs?

Could collaborative practice have saved a wife involved in Family Law proceedings in Melbourne millions of dollars in legal costs? In the matter in question the wife commenced proceedings for property settlement in 2005. There were numerous applications before the Court. The wife alleged that the property pool was in the millions of dollars whereas

Family Law Blog October 27, 2014

What does it take to be the Best Family Lawyer in Brisbane?

While it is very important to obtain the expertise of an Accredited Specialist Family Lawyer, Brisbane has quite a few to choose from… …so what are other attributes make you the best family lawyer in Brisbane? The overwhelming concern for most people when it comes to going through a separation is “how much does a

Divorce Family Law Blog October 27, 2014

Divorce Property Settlement and Child Custody

Settlement of family law issues after separation deals with the most basic and raw emotions. Putting one’s life and that of your family into documents and letters is a process which can make a person feel empty and emotional. Divorce Property Settlement and Child Custody are often at the front of mind for those facing

CHILD SAFETY Family Law Blog October 27, 2014

Family Law Grandparents Rights. Grandparents can be Grand Parents too!

A recent appeal in the Family Court brought to mind a recent case in which we were successful in obtaining orders for 3 young children to reside with their paternal grandparents. In the Family Court decision the child had been residing with his grandmother. The Full Court overturned an order for the child to then

Quality or Quantity, shared parental responsibility – Time spent with children

Quality or Quantity, shared parental responsibility – Time spent with children. The family law legislation requires that following a separation the Family Law Court Brisbane apply the presumption that it is in the best interests of the child for the parents to have equal shared parental responsibility in normal circumstances and where practical unless there

De Facto Family Law Blog October 17, 2014

My partner has moved in – does this mean they are entitled to any of my stuff if things go wrong?

Matters in relation to a de facto couple advice and relationships are dealt with in the Family Court of Australia. The legislation for a de facto relationship is in most circumstances the same as that for a married couple. A genuine de facto relationship has all the hallmarks and characteristics of a marriage apart from

CHILD SAFETY Family Law Blog October 16, 2014

How To Protect A Child From Family Violence

The ultimate safeguard – how to protect a child from family violence A father throws his young daughter off a bridge. The father drives his children into a lake and they drown. A mother without any warning shoots herself and her child. How has this occurred? Why hasn’t the Court protected the children from such harm?

Parenting Disagreement – Where to from here?

There is a requirement that parties who cannot agree on the parenting of their children or have some other parenting disagreement must attend family dispute resolution before making an application to a Court.  This is a process by which an independent professional helps people to resolve some or all of their parenting disputes. Who can

Community Family Law Blog October 10, 2014

Sexual Violence Awareness Month | October 2014

Sexual Violence Awareness Month Sexual Violence Awareness Month is held during October each year to raise community awareness about sexual violence, to promote the support options available to people affected by sexual assault and sexual abuse, and to uphold a clear message that sexual violence will not be tolerated in our communities. There are many

Family Law Blog October 9, 2014

Superannuation – What’s Mine is Mine

Unfortunately not in family law.  Superannuation is now an asset to be considered with all other assets when people separate.  It forms part of the matrimonial pool of assets. Superannuation may be subject to a splitting order. What is a “splitting order”? The Court has power to divide the superannuation entitlements in a superannuation fund.

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