Coercive Control in Queensland

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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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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09 Aug
2021

8 Critical Reasons To Update Your Will Sooner Rather Than Later

It is very important that your Will is always current and up to date. Why? If the Coronavirus Pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that the future is unknown and preparation is key.  So, why should you update your Will? There are a number of reasons why this important task…

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28 Apr
2021

Mental Health and Family Law

Mental Health and Family Law Separation is one of the most significant life events a person can experience. Worry, anxiety, and stress over the uncertainty surrounding the arrangements for the children, money, and a property settlement division can be extremely difficult to cope with under challenging circumstances. It’s therefore important…

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18 Mar
2020

Why Is My Family Law Matter Taking So Long?

What should you do if Family Law Matter makes Delay? Merging Family Courts and Early Senate Reports The current structure of the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit court of Australia have led to systematic backlogs of cases, with Judges required to hear a multitude of matters on a…

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26 Feb
2020

Family Law Property Valuation Roulette

Property Valuation in Family Law Proceedings Commonly when two parties separate or divorce, the family home (also referred to as the matrimonial home) is typically the most valuable asset. As with most separations, one party moves out of the matrimonial home following the breakdown of the relationship, leaving questions of…

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25 Feb
2020

Family Law Act 1975 Australia | What’s Best Fair In Love & Law?

What is the family law act 1975? Family law act 1975 is the Laws relating to marriage and divorce and the reasons relating to marriage and with it and otherwise the financial responsibility of the parents of the children and the de-facto relationship and some other matters relating to divorce.…

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19 Feb
2020

Inquiry Into Family Law System and Child Support

Family Law System and Child Support What is the joint parliamentary committee inquiry about? The Prime Minister issued a media release on 17 September 2019 announcing the Government will undertake a Joint Parliamentary Committee of both the House and the Senate to conduct an inquiry into the Family Law system.…

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14 Jan
2020

Bankruptcy Act – AustLII and Divorce Loopholes

Bankruptcy Act 1996 and Family Law Act 1975 - AustLII and Divorce Loopholes Under the bankruptcy act 1966 law, creditors are unable to claim against a person’s estate if that person has declared bankruptcy. However, there are certain situations where the bankruptcy act 1966 can be orchestrated to appear this…

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07 Jan
2020

Family Law and Social Media

Social Media Feuds: How It Can Affect Your Family Law Matter Almost 11 Million Australians will use Facebook over the course of 2019. Like most people, Facebook is used as a platform to share your thoughts and experiences or listen to others. As such, it is not uncommon to across…

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