Category: Family Law

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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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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Is a Binding Financial Agreement still valid after one party dies?

What happens if I have a Financial Agreement (BFA) and my partner dies?

This blog will explore the effects of death on a Financial Agreement and circumstances in which an agreement may be set aside.

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When your child doesn’t want to spend time with the other parent.

My child does not want to spend time with my ex. Can I force them to?

After separation where there are children of the relationship, it’s important to put plans in place to ensure both parents have equal shared responsibility for the children, except in cases of family violence or child abuse.

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Appealing a domestic violence protection order

Domestic violence Protection Order appeal dismissed by District Court

We recently assisted a client with successfully dismissing a Domestic and Family Violence Appeal in the District Court in February 2020. We represented the Respondent in relation to a Protection Order in the case of MNT v MEE.

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