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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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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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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20 Dec
2021

Everything You Need To Know About Consent Orders in Queensland

What are Consent Orders?  A Consent Order is made by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia formalising an agreement reached between parties after separation about parenting and/or property matters. A parenting order will only become legally binding if deemed to be in the best interests of the child. As a legally binding Order, each person affected by the Order must follow it.…

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08 Nov
2021

What Are Considered The Best Interests of the Child?

In parenting matters, the Court’s main focus is making orders that align with the children’s best interests as this remains the paramount consideration. But how does the Court determine what is in the best interests of the child? There is no hard and fast rule for this. Each case is…

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01 Nov
2021

Mediating Parenting Matters & S60I Certificates

Did you know that you need to have a mediation certificate before you can commence Court proceedings seeking parenting orders? The mediation certificate is also known as a Section 60I Certificate and is issued by registered family dispute resolution providers in the following circumstances: To confirm both parties attended mediation…

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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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23 Aug
2021

Different Rules You Should Know About Surrogacy Laws in Australia

What is Surrogacy Laws in Australia? Every day the number of children born via surrogacy arrangements in Australia and overseas is increasing significantly. By definition, surrogacy is a form of assisted reproductive technology whereby a surrogate mother offers to carry a baby through pregnancy on behalf of another person or…

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