Can you use secret audio recordings in family law?

15 Aug
2022

Can you use secret audio recordings in family law?

Can you use secret audio recordings in family law? As technology continues to evolve, it is becoming more common for clients to ask whether they can use secret audio recordings in their family law matters. Before you consider recording your conversation with the other party, there are several important factors…

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07 Jun
2022

Depp V Heard: What Did We Learn?

The infamous defamation trial instigated by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard has concluded, with Mr Depp being awarded $15 million in damages. However, punitive damages cannot exceed $350,000 in Virginia meaning that Johnny Depp will receive a total of $10.35 million. Separately, the jury ruled in favour of…

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06 Jun
2022

Coercive Control in Queensland

The Queensland Government has announced that the State will introduce legislation to make coercive control a criminal offense by the end of 2023. The overhaul of laws and practices to better protect Queenslanders from domestic and family violence and hold perpetrators to account also includes: New programs to recognize and…

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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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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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04 Dec
2019

Domestic Violence in Australia and Spousal Visas

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

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07 Nov
2018

Breaching Domestic Violence Order

Breaching Domestic Violence Order? What to do? What is a Domestic Violence Order (DVO)? Domestic Violence Order (‘DVO’), also known as “protection” or “restraining” orders are made by the court to prevent domestic violence against the person bringing the application (“the aggrieved”). The imposition of a Domestic Violence Orders will…

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