What are Subpoenas in Family Law Matters?

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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22 Mar
2022

Special Needs Parenting Orders

Children with special needs may require a higher level of care from their parents and caregivers, depending on the nature of their disability. In circumstances where parents of children with special needs have separated, their parenting Orders should be tailored to suit the circumstances of their child’s medical, educational and…

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17 Jan
2022

Vaccine or no Vaccine?

Children Vaccination Update in Australia In the midst of the global Coronavirus pandemic, the Australian Government recently announced that children aged 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccinations, should their parents wish for them to. But what happens if you and your former partner cannot agree…

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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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12 Nov
2021

Are you at risk of family violence?

Unfortunately, statistics are on the rise for family violence in contemporary Australian society, with studies determining that individuals are most at risk at the time of or shortly following separation. Usually this is as a result of increased stress, financial pressure and uncertainty surrounding the family breakdown. The uncertainty of…

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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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22 Oct
2021

Adoption and Being a Stepparent in Queensland

The adoption process in Queensland is managed by the government organisation Adoption Services Queensland.  A child’s Stepparent (being either married or in a de facto relationship with the parent of the child) can make an application to adopt the child if they can satisfy the below criteria: The Stepparent is…

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