14 Jan

Divorce Loopholes and Fraudulent Bankruptcy

Calls for Divorce Loophole Crackdown: Criminals Skirting the Law The recent case involving Michael Williamson, disgraced former Health Services Union Boss, highlights how divorce and family law proceedings can be fraudulently utilised to avoid creditors.Under bankruptcy law, creditors are unable to claim against a person’s estate if that person has…

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07 Jan

Family Law and Social Media

Social Media Feuds: How It Can Affect Your Family Law Matter Almost 11 Million Australians will use Facebook over the course of 2019. Like most people, Facebook is used as a platform to share your thoughts and experiences or listen to others. As such, it is not uncommon to across…

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01 Jan

Divorce Enduring Power of Attorney and Wills

Separated Not Divorced: How Your Ex Can End Up With Your Estate A breakdown of a relationship can be one of the hardest times in a person’s life. During this time, individuals often undergo immense changes to routine, living environments and lifestyle. In the midst of grieving, possibly moving to…

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21 Dec

Monitoring Spouses and Privacy

Monitoring Spouses and Ex-Partners: Skirting a Fine Line During a breakdown of a relationship or marriage, an individual’s life (both personal and public) are usually retracted from the other party. This can be a strange time for some people, as many parties spend years intentionally or unintentionally knowing the whereabouts…

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13 Dec

Equal Shared Responsibility and Major Long Term Issues

A typical parenting order made by the Court will involve equal shared parental responsibility. This essentially means that both parents are required to consult each other on the major long-term issues of the children which relate to the order. Whilst the definition of “major issues” is not meant to be…

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04 Dec

Domestic Violence and spousal visas

Family Violence in Property Matters The issue of family violence is current governed by both the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) and the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2011 (Cth). The recent amendments effectively change the Family Law Act to provide: Greater protection from harm…

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25 Nov

Do Children Decide Which Parent They Live With

When determining the living arrangement for children post separation, parents often wonder at what age can child decide who to live with themselves. It is important to understand there is no one standard age which must be met. The reality of this question is that each case is different. No…

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10 Nov

Driving Without a Licence

To drive in the state of Queensland, you must hold a valid drivers licence. If you do not have a valid drivers licence and continue to drive, this is known as unlicensed driving. Typically, unlicensed driving occurs where individuals have lost their licence due to loss of demerit points, failing…

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01 Nov

Binding Financial Agreements

Also referred to as “pre-nups”, binding financial agreements are created between parties of a relationship or marriage to legally protect and allocate assets if the event the marriage ceases. Whilst many people believe planning for divorce before the marriage begins is controversial, a binding financial agreement is prudent estate planning,…

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25 Oct

Psychologist Involvement in Family Law Proceedings

When a marriage or relationship breaks down, a typical disagreement between the parties relate to the arrangements of the children, including where they live, attend school and spend time with. These issues may be further complicated if one parent wishes to relocate as a result of family violence, abuse or…

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