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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)

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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 do you actually want. If you don’t want the […]

5 Tips On Negotiating Parenting Arrangements With Your Ex

In today’s episode of the podcast, Caralee Fontenele from the Collective Family Law Group delves into the complexities of negotiating co-parenting agreements. Her objective is to guide you towards minimising conflict and uncertainty, focusing instead on fostering harmonious arrangements for the benefit of your children.   Navigating such terrain isn’t always straightforward. However, the strategies […]

Can a Child Decide Which Parent to Live With?


Divorce proceedings involving children necessitate a delicate balance, ensuring the child’s well-being while honouring the Family Law Act’s intent. The act emphasises a child’s right to maintain a meaningful relationship with both parents. However, the definition of ‘meaningful’ can vary based on individual family circumstances. While separated parents might sometimes concur on parenting arrangements, they […]

Safe and Together Training to Combat Domestic Violence – Podcast Episode 21

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The Safe & Together training and model has been implemented by agencies in Australia already over the last about 7 years and the Federal Circuit Court and Family Courts are now jumping on board. Federal Circuit Court and Family Court Judges will undergo family violence-focused training. The safety of children and families is the highest […]

Lighthouse Project – A Safer Pathway For Families Experiencing Family Violence

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In an effort to assist families who have experienced family violence and safety risks to navigate the family law system, the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia have launched a new initiative called the Lighthouse Project. The project, which is being piloted in Brisbane, Parramatta, and Adelaide, is a three-part process that starts […]

The Different People That You May Need on Your Family Law Team

There can be many different types of people, services and roles that you may come across when you are going through a family law matter in Australia. Unless you are a lawyer or even a family lawyer, it can be difficult to understand who you need on your family law team to get the outcome […]

What is a Child Passport Alert?

As some of the best family law solicitors on the Gold Coast, we regularly field queries from parents concerned that their ex-partner might take a child overseas without their consent. One of the first questions we ask is whether the child has a passport. If the child doesn’t yet have a passport, we suggest that […]