Domestic Violence- Recent Changes

In February 2015 the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence released the ‘Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland’ report to the Palaszcuk government. Since then, stakeholders and legislators have acted in line with the report’s recommendations to ensure tougher penalties for perpetrators of domestic violence, as well as stronger protection for… Read More >

Collaborative Law: An Overview

There is nothing radical about this relatively new approach to resolving family law disputes. Simply put, Collaborative Law is a cooperative approach taken by lawyers, clients and if necessary other professionals. Everyone working together towards resolving the problems through a ‘round table approach’ rather than going to Court.   Sound a lot like mediation?   Similar to mediation all negotiations… Read More >

Stopping your Ex from seeing the children

When it comes to family law parenting matters, the Court’s main concern is “what is in the children’s best interest?”  This is a hard question to answer.  Research shows that it is not in the children’s best interest to be involved in the conflict resulting from separation.     How does the Court decide what is in the children’s best… Read More >

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