Limited or Binding Child Support Agreement – Which Should You Choose?

11 Oct
2021

Limited or Binding Child Support Agreement – Which Should You Choose?

Binding Child Support Agreement or Limited Child Support Agreement? When parents reach an agreement in relation to child support, there are two options available to formalise that agreement.  Those two options are: A Binding Child Support Agreement; and A Limited Child Support Agreement.  What is the Binding Child Support Agreement?…

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04 Oct
2021

Changing Your Child’s Name

Are you considering changing your child’s name?  For children born or adopted in Queensland, parents may change their child’s first name once before the child turns one (1) and parents may change their child’s family name no more than once every twelve (12) months.  Both parents must consent to the…

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27 Sep
2021

Is it OK for me to withhold my children from my Ex?

The most important thing to remember as any parent, and just as much so in separated families, is that you must be proactive and protective should your children face a serious or significant threat. You must protect them from any real potential harm regardless of whether there is a parenting…

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06 Sep
2021

Drug Testing Parents in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

In parenting proceedings, parties are required to complete a Court form titled Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk which discloses any allegations the parent may have against the other party which places children at risk.  If a party alleges there is a drug or substance abuse problem on…

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02 Aug
2021

Objection to vaccination of children Family Court jurisdiction

Children Family Court Jurisdiction: In a recent decision in the Family Court found that it was very regrettably that the mother did not support the child being vaccinated.  The Court considered that her opposition to the child being vaccinated, as the child’s principal carer, would likely complicate the process and…

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12 Jul
2021

The different types of Child Support Arrangements

Child support can be managed between the parties in a number of ways. Some parents prefer to and are able to have very flexible and informal arrangements between them. Others prefer that their arrangements are managed via the Child Support Agencies – and other parents formalise their arrangements via a Private…

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24 May
2021

Parenting Plan About Future Care Arrangements for your Children

Parenting Plan About Future Care Arrangements for your Children Are you and your former partner discussing the future care arrangements for your child or children?  If so, perhaps consider entering into a Parenting Plan.  It is a private agreement between two parents which can detail the agreed arrangements in relation…

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05 May
2021

Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence, or Risk in Parenting Proceedings

Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence, or risk in Parenting Proceedings If you commence or respond to parenting proceedings, you will be required to file a Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence, or risk, an Application or Response will not be accepted for filing without the notice. This document alerts…

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09 Nov
2020

Parental Responsibilities and Children’s Issues

You have had counselling with your partner and possibly your own counselling to solve Parental Responsibilities. Matters cannot be resolved. You have received financial advice to know what your financial future holds. You have endeavoured in every way possible to negotiate with your partner but without success. The stumbling block…

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15 Jun
2020

Five Simple Ways To Cut Unnecessary Costs On Your Family Lawyer

As with many professional services sectors, law professionals generally really only sell their time. And, as we all know very well, time is money. So if you are searching for legal advice the family lawyer cost can be higher depending on the expertise level of your attorney. In the interest…

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