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2022 Updated Court Filing Fees – Podcast Episode 63

As the new financial year rolls in, many of us have noticed the subtle and not-so-subtle hikes in fees across various domains. Whether it’s that Netflix subscription, daily essentials, or services, the uptick is palpable. The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) has also followed suit. These adjustments in fees arise from the […]

COVID Vaccines And Withholding Children

In the midst of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Australia, we’re experiencing a surge in parental disputes related to this issue. It’s crucial to understand the current situation: As of now, no vaccine has been approved for children under the age of 16 in Australia. Moreover, the AstraZeneca vaccine isn’t approved for those below 18 […]

Collective Family Law Group in regards to COVID-19

As we navigate through the challenging landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of our staff and clients remains our utmost priority at Collective Family Law Group. We are unwavering in our commitment to uphold a high level of safety while diligently working on family law matters, and attending to initial consultation requests. However, the […]

The New Family Law Merger and System – Podcast Episode 34

Dannielle Young Podcast

On this week’s episode of the Divorce Collective Podcast, Senior Associate Dannielle Young dives into the impending reforms in the Family Law system, slated for 1 September. Family Law in Australia is on the cusp of significant transformation. With the landmark merger happening on 1 September 2021, this represents the most pivotal structural shift since […]

Federal Family Violence Orders

In March 2021 The Family Law Amendment (Federal Family Violence Orders) Bill 2021 was introduced to the House of Representatives. The Bill intends to establish new Federal Family Violence Orders (FFVO) issued by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. The FFVOs would operate in a similar way to the current State and Territory […]

Tips For Attending Court


What To Do When You Attend Court. If you have never attended court before, you may not have a clue what to expect. Here are a few basic tips on what to do when you attend court.  Dress respectfully You do not have to wear a corporate suit; however, ensure that you are dressed for […]

What is the difference between the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court?


Federal Circuit Court The Federal Circuit Court is a lower court than the Family Court of Australia and sits more frequently and the majority of matters are filed in the Federal Circuit Court. Court procedures in the Federal Circuit Court are less formal and the process is generally much quicker. The Federal Circuit Court is […]