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Navigating Divorce with the Help of Family Law Firms in Gold Coast


Your Comprehensive Guide to a Smoother Divorce Journey Divorce is undeniably one of life’s most challenging experiences. Emotions run high, and the complexities of legal proceedings can be overwhelming.  However, you don’t have to face this difficult journey alone. Family law firms on the Gold Coast like Collective Family Law Group are here to provide […]

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 […]

Pitfalls Parents Make in Parenting Matters – Podcast Ep 86

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On today’s podcast, our Senior Associate, Dannielle Young, will go through the healthy parenting arrangements in QLD and discuss the different mistakes parents can make during parenting arrangements.  When it comes to parenting matters during separation or divorce, it’s crucial to approach the process with caution, empathy, and a laser focus on the best interests […]

The Ultimate Guide to De Facto Relationships

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Property Division, Child Custody, and Support in Australia Navigating the legal aspects of a de facto relationship can be complex, especially when it comes to property division, child custody, and support matters. As experienced Gold Coast family lawyers, we understand the challenges you may face during this time.  In this ultimate guide, we provide answers […]

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 […]

What is an Initiating Application in Family Law? – Podcast Episode 74

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  Family law can be very complex in Australia and even more so when in comes to the Court process. It can be very confusing, especially when it comes to making applications to Court for your family law process.  The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) is the same for the majority of […]

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 […]