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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 […]

Contravention or Breach of Parenting Orders

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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 depend on the severity of […]

What to Consider Before Signing Consent Orders for Final Parenting Orders

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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 is best for the children.  […]

Equal Shared Parental Responsibility on Care Arrangements

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In parenting proceedings before, pursuant to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (as amended) (“the Act”), the Family Law Courts in Australia Courts are required to apply a rebuttable presumption that it is in the child’s best interest for the parents of the child to have equal shared parental responsibility for the child. This applies […]

How To Stop Your Ex Excluding You From Seeing Your Children

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Discover the best steps to take regarding Child custody matters by reading our latest blog post. At Collective Family Law Group, our expert divorce lawyers on the Gold Coast are here to provide you with valuable insights and guidance. We understand the importance of finding a resolution that prioritises the well-being of your children while […]