Family Law

The Hidden Crisis of International Parental Child Abduction in Australia

22.09.17

With one of the highest per capita rates of international parental child abduction (IPCA) in the world, Australia would seem uniquely placed to raise awareness of the issue. But, apart from some high profile cases, the facts, complexities and devastating effects of IPCA remain largely hidden from mainstream view. Read More.

Improvements to Domestic Violence Resources on the Gold Coast

22.09.17

The increase in awareness of Domestic Violence on the Gold Coast has put a spotlight on the resources available to victims. Amongst those resources, and at the centre of the conversation, is the new Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Court (‘the DFV Court’). Read More.

Virtual Visitation and Long Distance Parenting

22.09.17

It’s no secret that every family is different. In some circumstances, it is not feasible for parents who are separated to live within the same suburb, state, or even country. This might be because of work, a new relationship, moving closer to extended family. Read More.

Reforming Australian Adoption Laws To Put The Child’s Interests First

22.09.17

While adoption laws are within the jurisdiction of the states and territories, calls for reform have led the Federal Government to test a national approach at a meeting with state community services ministers on November 11. In the following, we look at some of the issues the meeting will address. Read More.

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The Dangers of DIY Wills

22.09.17

Two recent Queensland cases demonstrate the importance of complying with legislation when drafting your will. Read More.

Death before Property Settlement

Case Update: Spouse's Death Before Property Settlement Finalised

22.09.17

When a marriage breaks down, it is recommended that spouses enter into a legally binding arrangement with each other regarding the division of property and assets. This is usually achieved through either a binding financial agreement or a Consent Order made under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). Read More.

Second Magistrate allocated to the Domestic Violence Court Southport

22.09.17

The longstanding issue of domestic violence has recently received significant media attention which has assisted with the social awareness of an issue which affects so many individuals. Read More.

The Basics of Prenuptial Agreements

22.09.17

A prenuptial agreement, or Binding Financial Agreement (BFA), is an agreement between couples made before a marriage or de facto relationship. Read More.

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International Travel and the Hague Convention

22.09.17

If you intend on travelling with a child who is subject to a court order or parenting arrangement the process of travelling overseas can be difficult. Read More.

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Family Violence and Abuse

22.09.17

As of 7 July 2012, the new section 60CC(2A) of the Family Law Act came into effect. The new section requires a court to priorities 'the need to protect the child from physical or psychological harm from being subject to, or exposed to, abuse, neglect or family violence'. Read More.

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Family Provision Applications – Will Challenges

22.09.17

Often claims are brought by beneficiaries or others who have not been left what they consider to be adequate provision from the deceased in light of their circumstances. This can include situations where applicants have received no benefit or where applicants have received a benefit. Read More.