Family Law

The February 2020 Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence – Part 2

  • August 13, 2020

The February 2020 Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence Did it fail? PART 2 Well, let’s look at some of the recent statistics: The overall number of deaths has fluctuated but shown no sustained decrease; There’s been less physical violence since the 90’s but an increase in sexual assaults; and In Queensland, we’ve had a double-digit…

The February 2020 Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence – Part 1

  • July 23, 2020

The February 2020 Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence. Did it fail? PART 1 Following the horrific murder of Hannah Clarke and her three children in February this year, our Federal Senate referred an inquiry to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs committee to report on and grade the efficiency of our current strategies in combating domestic…

ARE YOUR TREES UNDER THREAT FROM YOUR NEIGHBOURS

  • June 15, 2020

ARE YOUR TREES UNDER THREAT FROM YOUR NEIGHBOURS An abundance of plants and tree life in a garden is for many a wonderful thing but sometimes those same plants and trees provoke complaints from a neighbour over unwanted shade, obstruction of views or even damage from tree branches or roots. In these scenarios the affected…

How does Covid-19 impact on legal services and the law

  • May 9, 2020

How does Covid-19 impact on legal services and the law Although undoubtedly, the present restrictions on human contact and movement are having an unpresented impact upon Australia’s economic prosperity and these same factors are undoubtedly impacting also on many people from a mental health perspective. For the most part, none of these restrictions should effect…

Impact of Covid -19 Issues on Family Law Child Care Arrangements

  • April 10, 2020

Impact of Covid -19 Issues on Family Law Child Care Arrangements With the rapid spread of Covid-19 infections worldwide and the consequent sudden and dramatic government imposed restrictions on human movement and general contact, separated families which have been operating under existing Family Court consent orders, parenting plans and/or personal informal agreements are understandably in…

DIVORCE: Can one spouse kick the other out of the house?

  • April 7, 2020

DIVORCE: Can one spouse kick the other out of the house? In the breakdown of any marriage or defacto relationship, the law gives to each of the spouses the right to apply for a Court Order that will force the other spouse to exit and remain away from the family home. There are two ways…

DIVORCE: How do you divide up Superannuation?

  • March 9, 2020

DIVORCE: How do you divide up Superannuation? For many Australians, Superannuation is one of the most valuable assets they own. Consequently, the right to seek a division of Superannuation and the process by which it is done often becomes a critical part of the asset division following any relationship breakdown.  Here are some of the…

DIVORCE: Liars Beware!  

  • February 10, 2020

DIVORCE: Liars Beware! For many persons facing a relationship breakdown, there is often great worry that the other (now ex) spouse will give in to all of the negativity of the separation and unleash a tirade of abuse and untruths. Although abuse can be very confronting, it is generally easy enough to spot and it…

Can you leave children home alone?

  • January 13, 2020

Can you leave children home alone? The twelve (or more) weeks of school holidays each year are undoubtedly a great time for family fun and relaxation. That same time of course often poses a real challenge for full time working parents. The solution often involves relying on others for support and maybe even considering leaving…

11 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Good Family Lawyer

  • December 17, 2019

11 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A GOOD FAMILY LAWYER Are you in the midst of a relationship breakdown? Any Family Lawyer will tell you that the law is complex and there are many unwritten rules. Both are good reasons to hire a Family Lawyer but here’s 11 reasons why you need a good Family…