Child Impact Report vs Family Report – What’s the Difference?

20 Jun
2022

Child Impact Report vs Family Report – What’s the Difference?

Child Impact Report vs Family Report – What’s the Difference? If you are involved in a litigious parenting matter concerning the future care arrangements for your children, it is likely that you have heard the terms ‘Child Impact Report’ or ‘Family Report’.  Both documents constitute an independent expert opinion provided…

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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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26 May
2022

CENTRAL PRACTICE DIRECTION – WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

Central Practice Direction The Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Family Court of Australia officially merged to form the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (‘FCFCOA’) on 1 September 2021. The FCFCOA subsequently published the Central Practice Direction to detail the new case management pathway. As a practitioner or…

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23 May
2022

Preparing for Mediation Success

For a Successful Mediation  Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) where parties can negotiate the property and or parenting terms of their separation outside of the Court.  Mediation can be cost-effective, efficient, flexible, and is a viable alternative to Court proceedings.  Attending the Mediation  The mediator prior…

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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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19 Apr
2022

Is your binding financial agreement legally binding?

Binding Financial Agreement to be legally binding There are certain requirements that must be adhered to for a Binding Financial Agreement to be legally binding. If these requirements are not adhered to, the Agreement may not be upheld in the future if challenged. Here are some things to consider: Did…

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