Are Pre-Marital Assets Treated Differently in Australia?
10th November 2021
If you and your partner are considering divorce or are in the process of divorce, one concern you might have is how your pre-marital assets in Australia will be treated when dividing property. Many spouses ask us the question: “If I bought this property before...
Here’s What to Include in Your Parenting Plan in Australia
28th October 2021
The best interests of your children should always be top of mind when creating a parenting plan. A parenting plan is an informal, written agreement that outlines commitments and arrangements one parent has made with the other parent regarding their children. The plan specifies various...
How to Get a Relocation Order Through the Family Court to Move With Your Child
21st October 2021
When a couple separates and there are children involved, it is common for each party to establish homes in close proximity to their ex-spouse. However, there may be instances where one parent wishes to move with their child a much greater distance, like to a...
What Does Child Support Cover in Australia?
19th September 2021
Child support exists in Australia to provide financial support to children under 18. One parent is obliged to pay the other parent child support to cover a variety of expenses, from food to clothes and education. To calculate child support, the amount can either be...
Living Arrangements After Separation: Who Can Stay In The Family Home?
4th September 2021
It’s perfectly normal for a separation to feel hard; for most people, the process is difficult emotionally, financially, and logistically. As a relationship breaks down, one question typically arises first; “Where am I going to live?”. Confirming your new living arrangements can be a complex...
Should You Be Protecting Your Assets in a De Facto Relationship?
15th August 2021
While marriage laws and their potential impact on a couple’s assets are generally well-understood in Australia, there is often confusion regarding what constitutes a de facto relationship and how assets are treated in de facto relationships. Many people are uncertain as to whether their current...
Looking To Separate? Here are 4 important Questions to Ask Your Family Lawyer in Brisbane
28th July 2021
Separating from your partner can be a stressful and emotional time, and often results in legal disputes regarding issues such as the division of property and custody of children. If you are considering a separation or are currently in the process of separating, it is...
A Separation Lawyer Shares: What You Should Not Do When Separating
12th July 2021
When it comes to separating from a partner, there are lots of things that need to be considered, especially if there are children or shared property involved. It’s also often an emotionally overwhelming time, and it can be difficult not to get caught up in...
How a Family Lawyer Can Help If You're Experiencing Domestic Violence in Qld
19th May 2021
Domestic violence is a major issue in Australia. It occurs across all ages and demographics but predominantly affects women and children. It is a large-scale problem, and one that has far-reaching consequences for the victims and their families. If you are in a situation involving...
How Does the 'Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act' Protect Families?
1st May 2021
A 2017 ABS study revealed the magnitude of our national domestic violence problem, finding that: One in 6 women and one in 17 men have experienced partner violence One in 6 women and one in 10 men experienced abuse before the age of 15 Domestic...
What is the Impact of COVID-19 on Your Property Settlement?
18th April 2021
We have seen COVID-19 impact many things - from family life and wellbeing, to employment and industries. Favourably, or more commonly, adversely, the changes have been felt across just about every facet of life, in every corner of the globe. Family Law has not been...
How To Prepare For a Successful Child Relocation Case
2nd April 2021
A child relocation case involves a situation where one parent wishes to move away from the area where they normally reside with their child, and away from the other parent. What Should You Do if You Are Looking to Relocate? If there are no court...