June 2019

Reclaim Your Happiness After Domestic Violence

By |June 19th, 2019|Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family, Family Law, Family Resolution|

Domestic Violence and domestic abuse can affect you irrespective of your gender and age. You can be a victim of harassment and financial abuse (Goldsworthy and Raj, 2018) when going through separation even when your partner has never shown violent behavior previously.   Luckily, you can stop domestic violence by taking ACTION. You can easily [...]

The Importance Of A Support Network During And After A Divorce

By |June 18th, 2019|Divorce, Family Law, Family Resolution|

Getting a divorce can be a stressful period, whether you wish for it or not. When children are involved in a divorce, the process can become even more overwhelmingly emotional for both parents and children. It’s important to find support during and after this new beginning so that you and [...]

May 2019

What is the difference between the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court?

By |May 1st, 2019|Court Updates, Family Law, Firm News, Legal Advice|

Federal Circuit Court The Federal Circuit Court is a lower court than the Family Court of Australia, and sits more frequently and the majority of matters are filed in the Federal Circuit Court. Court procedures in the Federal Circuit Court are less formal and the process is generally much quicker. [...]

April 2019

My Partner Had An Affair. Does That Mean I Get More From The Property Settlement?

By |April 9th, 2019|Divorce, Family Law, Family Resolution, Separation|

The short answer is no! In Australia, the family courts have a ‘no fault’ jurisdiction when it comes to separation. The court does not consider the reason for the relationship breakdown as relevant when deciding a parties’ property settlement and the division of assets. What does the court consider relevant? [...]

How Long Will The Court Take To Make The Orders After Reaching A Family Law Agreement?

By |April 8th, 2019|Child Support, Family Law, Family Resolution, Property Division|

If you and your ex-partner have reached an agreement with respect to your property and parenting matters, you can retain a lawyer in Brisbane or Gold Coast to draft the documents for you. At Collective Family Law Group, we offer a fixed fee to draft Orders and can usually produce [...]

March 2019

Negotiating With My Ex-Partner About A Property Settlement

By |March 25th, 2019|Family Law, Property Division|

Negotiating with your ex-partner about your property settlement can be a great way to reach an amicable agreement, and to reduce your need to incur legal costs. Some couples find discussing who gets what in the property settlement causes conflict. Other couples are easily able to negotiate who gets what [...]

I Want To move In With My Partner. Should I Get A Pre-nup?

By |March 20th, 2019|Family Law, Pre-Nuptial Agreement, Property Division|

If you have more assets than your partner, then the simple answer is yes! Under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) parties who live as a couple for a period of twenty four months or more are considered de facto. De facto couples are subject to the same laws with [...]

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What If My Ex And I Can Reach Agreement? How Do We Finalise It?

By |March 14th, 2019|Family, Family Law, Legal Advice, Property Division|

If you are considering leaving your partner we recommend you first try family counseling to see if the relationship can be salvaged. Seek Legal Advice If you have decided to leave your partner and own property (sole and/or joint) and/or have children to the relationship, you should seek legal advice. [...]