FAMILY MEDIATION

26 Jul

FAMILY MEDIATION

Mediation is a voluntary process. It can also be ordered by the Family Court when proceedings have been initiated in that Court. The parties can be represented by their legal advisers in this process. The mediator’s role is to assist communication between the parties so that there can be open…

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26 Jul

CHILD SUPPORT

Separating from a partner or spouse either through divorce or the end of a de facto relationship is often the most difficult and emotional process a person can go through. This is especially true when young children are involved. The Commonwealth Child Support Laws are designed to ensure the interests…

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26 Jul

SURROGACY LAW QLD

The Surrogacy Act 2010 (QLD) became operative on 1 June 2010. This act regulates surrogacy agreements in Queensland and permits surrogacy arrangements, provided they are not for a commercial purpose. A surrogacy arrangement is an arrangement between a woman (‘the birth mother’) and another person(s) (‘intended parent(s)') whereby the woman…

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26 Jul

GRANDPARENTS EXTENDED FAMILY

Relevant persons in the lives of the children of a relationship have rights under the Family Law Act to be involved in the children’s lives. This normally applies to grandparents, and in some circumstances, extended family members. They do not have a right per se nor do they have a…

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26 Jul

DE FACTO COUPLES

The De Facto Financial Matters and Other Measures Act came into effect on 1 March 2009. Prior to that, the rights of de facto parties were governed by State legislation. The introduction of the new legislation to the Family Court, which is a federal legislation, gave extra powers to the…

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26 Jul

SEPARATION AND DIVORCE

Separation and divorce can be a very difficult and onerous time in both parties’ lives. Typically, the breakdown of a partnership or “separation” occurs when the relationship has been brought to an end by the action or conduct of one or both parties. Although separation is not clearly defined under…

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17 Jul

DIVORCE PROPERTY SETTLEMENT

Divorce Property Settlement, De facto Property Settlement, or Same Sex Couple Property Settlement Financial issues arising from the breakdown in a relationship can be resolved at any time following the date of separation.  In family law this is known as a “property settlement”. A divorce is dealt with in separate…

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19 Feb

SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE

James Noble Law are the best family lawyers Brisbane. Spousal maintenance is often confused or likened to Child Support, however, these concepts are unique and very different from the other. Spousal maintenance, unlike Child Support, relates only to the support of your former partner. You may have a responsibility to…

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19 Feb

SHORT FORM ARBITRATION

Short Form Arbitration: or in other words engaging a very experienced Accredited Specialist Family Lawyer to make a determination for both parties to a separation as to what they are entitled to following the breakdown of their relationship in the form of a written opinion. Avoid court altogether.  A cost…

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19 Feb

SAME SEX COUPLES

In the past, a same-sex couple’s relationship was not recognised in the eyes of Australian Family Law. They have traditionally faced discrimination in this regard which significantly affected their financial and parental rights, and the ability to enforce those rights at law. These views are now changing and although same-sex…

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