What Are a Mother’s Rights When It Comes to Child Custody in Australia?
14th June 2022
Separation or divorce can be emotionally draining and difficult. When there are children involved, this can add another layer of complexity and stress. As Family Lawyers, one of the most common questions we hear from a separating parent is in regards to parents' rights, such...
How to Withdraw a DVO in Qld
1st June 2022
A DVO or domestic violence order in QLD is an order put in place by a Court that sets out a number of conditions and rules that the respondent (the person who has committed domestic violence) is legally obliged to abide by. If they fail...
Can I Oppose a Divorce Application in Queensland?
21st May 2022
Most couples enter marriage with the belief that it will last forever. But, for various reasons, many marriages in Queensland end in divorce. A separation or divorce is typically a very sad and emotional experience for both parties. But, what happens if one spouse is...
Coercive Control to be Criminalised in Queensland
13th May 2022
This week, a landmark decision was made around the criminalisation of coercive control in Queensland. The Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, revealed that new legislation will be introduced to make coercive control a criminal offence, with a $363 million pledged to go towards these new laws....
Are Child Custody Rights for Fathers Different to Mothers?
9th May 2022
When it comes to separation and divorce in Australia, there is a long-held misconception that a mother will get primary custody of any shared children over the father. While many mothers are indeed primary carers for their children, they are not automatically awarded custody by...
How to Prepare for Divorce With Children Involved
27th April 2022
Separation and divorce is not easy on any parties involved, but it can be an especially difficult time for children. The process of separation and divorce can be quite complex and there is often a variety of legal considerations you will need to understand and...
What Is an Urgent Recovery Order And When Would You Need One In Qld?
19th April 2022
As a parent, there are few situations more stressful than your child being unilaterally removed from your home by your ex-partner, particularly if your ex-partner refuses to bring them back. However, the Court has a legal mechanism that deals with unpermitted child relocation or abduction...
50/50 Custody Arrangements: What Does This Look Like?
12th April 2022
If you are going through a divorce or separation involving children, one of the most prominent things on your mind will be the wellbeing of your children moving into the future. The amount of time your children will get to spend with you and your...
Can a Mother or Father Relinquish Their Parental Rights in Australia?
5th April 2022
Legally relinquishing parental rights in Australia involves removing all rights and responsibilities from a parent, so they are no longer considered a child’s legal parent or guardian. While there are cases in which terminating or relinquishing your parental rights in Australia may be considered by...
Can You Be Forced to Sell Your House After Separation in Australia?
24th March 2022
When couples divorce or separate, a common concern is how property will be divided among the ex-partners. Often, ownership of the family house can become a contentious issue. In this article, our family lawyers give an overview of the property settlement process after separation and...
Everything You Need to Know About the New Domestic Violence Payment in Australia
15th March 2022
The Federal Government has recently announced the Escaping Violence Payment, a payment designed to assist women in escaping from a domestic or family violence situation. This payment will make it easier for women to establish a new life free from past violence. Financial support is...
When Does Child Support End in Australia?
28th November 2021
In Australia, child support exists to ensure that children under 18 are financially supported in the case of their parents separating or divorcing. But what determines how much child support should be paid by parents, and when does child support end in Australia? Following the...