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July 2020

What is a Child Passport Alert?

By |July 21st, 2020|Child Abduction, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law, Family Resolution, Parenting, Visiting Rights|

As family lawyers in Brisbane & the Gold Coast, we often get enquires from parents who are worried that the other parent might take a child overseas without consent. One of the first questions we will ask is whether the child has a passport. If there is no passport issued [...]

Contravention or Breach of Parenting Orders

By |July 13th, 2020|Child Support, Divorce, Family Law, Family Resolution, Separation|

Parenting Orders made either by agreement/consent or made by the Court must be complied with by both parties until the child turns 18.  Unfortunately, we have seen many circumstances where one parent chooses not to comply with the Orders. The impact of the breach or ‘contravention’ of the Orders will [...]

June 2020

What to Consider Before Signing Consent Orders for Final Parenting Orders

By |June 22nd, 2020|Child Abduction, Child Custody, Family Law, Legal Advice, Parenting, Visiting Rights|

Discussing and reaching agreement on the parenting arrangements for your child or children is a difficult task within itself. You may have ideas in your mind of what you would like the arrangements to be, which may or may not be in line with the other parent’s views on what [...]

Pre-action Procedures (mediation/S60I Certificate)

By |June 17th, 2020|Family Law, Family Resolution, Legal Advice, Separation|

Going through negotiations regarding your family and the parenting arrangements is not always a smooth sailing process. Often we find clients reach a certain point where negotiations between themselves and the other parent is not progressing and you might be at a stalemate.  You may have thought about going to [...]

May 2020

Can a Long Term De-facto Be Determined if You Don’t Live Together De Facto Relationships

By |May 19th, 2020|De facto Relationship|

A de facto relationship has been explained in a previous article. We explore a case where the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia found that a de facto relationship existed for 18 months between a married man and a former sex worker.  A very brief summary of the [...]