What You Need To Know About Subpoenas But Probably Don’t

19 May
2022

What You Need To Know About Subpoenas But Probably Don’t

What is a Subpoena? A ‘subpoena’ is a legal document issued by the Court at the request of a party. A subpoena compels a person to produce documents and/or give evidence at a hearing or trial. There are three types of subpoenas: Subpoena for production of documents; Subpoena to give…

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16 May
2022

When Domestic and Family Violence Turns Deadly

Domestic and Family Violence Turns Deadly Recently the Brisbane suburb of Logan mourned the death of Father and Nurse/Care Manager Stanley Obi aged 33 who died at the hands of his ex-partner and mother to his children, Sarah Mudge aged 31. Ms. Mudge is reported to have broken into Mr.…

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10 May
2022

Binding Financial Agreements in De facto relationships – 100% Watertight or Not?

Binding Financial Agreements in De facto relationships If you are in a de facto relationship and cohabitating with your partner, entering into Binding Financial Agreements is the only protection you can have ahead of time to safeguard the assets you “walked” into the relationship with. This is particularly important if…

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06 May
2022

What are Subpoenas in Family Law Matters?

Subpoenas in Family Law Matters It is common in family law proceedings for Subpoenas to be issued to third parties seeking information that is relevant to the proceedings. Such information is considered to be independent and can be very useful in proving or substantiating a parties claim.  In the case…

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25 Apr
2022

Criminal Behaviours within Family Law Matters

Over the past few years, criminal law and family violence have increasingly interconnected with family law and child protection matters.   At times family law matters, especially when involving children, can often reveal the complexities within a family, and therefore it is not uncommon for these complexities to also include some…

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11 Apr
2022

The Dangers of Social Media in Family Law Disputes

Dangers of Social Media The rise of social media is impacting various areas of law, particularly family law proceedings. While sharing a social media post may seem harmless, a recent Family Law Review found that 81% of cases accepted social media evidence. There is no denying that an impulsive post…

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28 Mar
2022

Family Court Orders: Breaches and Enforcement

Family court orders are binding Court orders are binding for all parties, regardless of whether it is on an interim or final basis. Despite this, breaches of court orders are still extremely common in family law. The important question is what can be done when dealing with breaches of orders?…

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14 Mar
2022

Navigating the Court System Unvaccinated

Australian Court System about Unvaccinated Despite the Coronavirus pandemic continuing to make waves across the country, it is not compulsory to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Presently it is up to an adult individual to make this decision for themselves or a parent to make this decision for their underage…

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29 Nov
2021

What do I need to consider before commencing Court Proceedings against my Ex in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

From 1 September 2021 the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia has implemented new Pre-Action Procedures that must be adhered to and followed prior to anyone commencing Court proceedings.  The aim of the Pre-Action Procedures are to give the matter a chance at resolving amicably before the pathway…

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20 Nov
2021

Unacceptable risk: Appeal against parenting orders & Allegations of sexual abuse

In a recent Appeal of a decision of the Family Court of Australia, the Appellant Court reviewed orders between the parties in respect of their two children under Pt VII of the Family Law Act 1975. The orders made provision for the children to live with the mother and for her to have…

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