Author: Gary Su

Why you should get property insurance as soon as you sign a contract

The importance of property insurance for buyers during the purchasing process

When a buyer signs an REIQ contract to purchase a property in Queensland, clause 8.1 of the contract provides that the property is at the risk of the buyer from 5:00 pm on the first business day after the contract date.

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Download the PEXA Key app to protect your banking details during property transactions

PEXA Key – the secure app to protect your property transaction banking details

The PEXA Key app is primarily designed as a secure way to request and share banking details between clients and their conveyancers/solicitors.

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Grandparents’ rights to have access and spend time with their grandchildren

Grandparents rights to see their grandchildren

This blog provides general information on what the law is with respect to grandparent’s rights to access grandchildren. We will also discuss what financial assistance is available for grandparents who are successful in their application for sole parental responsibly.

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What is an independent children’s lawyer?

What is an independent children’s lawyer?

In certain family law proceedings, an independent children’s lawyer will be appointed to represent the best interests of your child. Your child will not be able to instruct the ICL nor choose the lawyer they want to represent them during your proceedings.

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What conditions can be set in Domestic Violence Orders?

What conditions can the court impose in Domestic Violence Orders?

A Domestic Violence Order is a document issued by a court which orders a person to stop threats or acts of domestic violence. In this article, we will look at the conditions set by the court in a DVO and the duration of Protection Orders.

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Does a protection order prevent me from spending time with my child?

Does a protection order prevent me from seeing my children?

A protection order is a document issued by a court that orders a person to stop threats or acts of domestic violence. It does not automatically prevent you from seeing your children. However, there can be situations where the making of a protection order against you may affect your contact and communication with your children.

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Domestic violence involving economic/financial abuse

Domestic violence involving financial abuse

We have previously looked at the types of behaviour which constitute domestic violence. In this blog, we look specifically at economic and financial abuse.

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The different forms of abuse that constitute domestic violence

Types of domestic violence

Many members of the community still believe that domestic violence requires an element of physicality or physical harm towards another person. This is not actually the case and domestic violence can include economic abuse, emotional abuse, threatening behaviour and coercive behaviour.

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Parenting plan versus consent orders

Parenting Plans vs Parenting Consent Orders

We are often asked what the difference is between a parenting plan and parenting consent orders. This blog will provide an overview of parenting consent orders and parenting plans and how each option may affect parties.

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Transfer duty payable in Queensland

Transfer duty/stamp duty on property transactions Queensland

Transfer duty or stamp duty as it was previously known, is a government tax levied on a number of different transactions. For the purposes of this blog, we will be discussing transfer duty with respect to transferring land or real property (real estate) during the process of property purchase.

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Domestic violence protection orders Queensland

Applying for domestic violence orders in Queensland

Working through criteria for domestic violence protection order applications can be confusing. This article aims to simplify the information and criteria for who can apply for DV orders.

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Can I travel with my children after separation?

Can I travel with my child after separation?

Many separated parents, at some time, will plan to travel with their children either intra-state, inter-state or overseas (once borders re-open). If you are separated, however, there are some things you need to know about travelling with your children, including what consent if any, you require from your former partner or from the courts.

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