De Facto Relationships in Australia: Your Legal Rights and Obligations Explained

Handling the intricacies of de facto relationships in Australia can be complex, particularly when it comes to understanding the legal rights and obligations involved.  Whether you are currently in a de facto relationship or considering entering into one, it’s crucial to grasp what this means under Australian law and how it affects your legal stance […]

Safeguarding Children Series – International Travel and the Hague Convention EP 105

The Divorce Collective Podcast

In this episode of the Divorce Collective podcast, Dannielle Young, Senior Associate at Collective Family Law Group, continues our series on safeguarding children with a focus on the international aspect of child custody. Today, we take a look at the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, a crucial treaty for families […]

Safeguarding Children Series – Family Law Watchlists EP 104

The Divorce Collective Podcast

In this enlightening episode of the Divorce Collective podcast, Senior Associate Dannielle Young talks about the critical topic of safeguarding children through family law watch lists, also referred to as airport watch lists. Amidst the complexities of family disputes and the concern for children’s welfare, Dannielle offers invaluable insights into how these watch lists serve […]

Understanding Child Passport Alerts in Australia EP 103

Dannielle Young Podcast

Welcome to the Divorce Collective Podcast. Today, your host, Dannielle Young, a dedicated senior associate at Collective Family Law Group, shares invaluable insights on a topic of utmost importance to every parent: Child Passport Alerts in Australia. In this episode, Dannielle takes us into the protective measures parents can take to ensure their children’s safety, […]

Child Support Options Explained – EP 102

Dannielle Young Podcast

Welcome back to the Divorce Collective podcast! I’m Dannielle Young, your host and a senior associate at Collective Family Law Group. We’re thrilled to have you with us again, and your ongoing support truly means the world to us. Our podcast aims to provide you with insights and information that could be helpful for your […]

Understanding and Crafting Co-Parenting Agreements: Post-Valentine’s Day Reflections

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As the Valentine’s festivities fade, it’s crucial for separated or divorced parents to refocus on the foundations of effective co-parenting. The harmony in co-parenting arrangements significantly impacts the emotional and psychological well-being of the children involved. Collective Family Law Group is committed to guiding parents through the nuances of constructing comprehensive co-parenting agreements that serve […]

Family Law Reform – Changes are Coming! EP 96

Dannielle Young Podcast

In today’s podcast, Dannielle Young will walk us through recent legislative developments. A few weeks ago, we learned that proposed amendments to the Family Law Act have successfully passed through both houses of Parliament. This signals imminent change to the legislation. With royal assent granted on November 6, 20223, the alterations were sent to take […]

How do you Change Final Parenting Orders?

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When parents receive final parenting orders, often after consulting with a divorce lawyer Gold Coast, they might breathe a sigh of relief, believing that their custody and visitation arrangements are now set in stone. Life, however, is unpredictable, and unforeseen changes can sometimes throw a wrench in the best-laid plans. What if there’s a significant […]

What Do Children Really Need During Separation EP (87)

Dannielle Young Podcast

On today’s podcast, our Senior Associate Dannielle Young will go through the healthy parenting arrangements in QLD and discuss what children might need and want to help them understand and navigate the changes happening to their family.  With her extensive knowledge as a child custody lawyer. During a divorce, children need and want to know […]

Contravention Series Part 3 – Penalties!


In the last part of the contravention series, I am going to talk about what are some of the penalties or sanctions that a Court can impose if a contravention application is successful. It will be important before filing a contravention application that you consider what result you actually want. If you don’t want the […]