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“Too Old to Start Again”

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We recently had a phone call from a client in a panic telling us that he needed to see a family lawyer urgently. We saw him that afternoon. He told us he and his wife separated last year and he had been in the house since then. That day he got a letter from her […]

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No Fault Divorce Law in Australia

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Unlike Australia, Japan has only recently announced that an amendment to the divorce law had been passed in the Japanese upper house so that divorced women no longer had to wait at least six months before being allowed to remarry, bringing them in line with men, who did not have to wait a single day. […]

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I can’t afford a lawyer, he has the money

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It is possible to get a court order for the other party to pay your legal fees It is common for us to hear people say their ex-partner controls all the money and they can’t afford a lawyer. Usually in these situations there is actually money in the asset pool, but it is tied up […]

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$99 Initial Consultation

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The first meeting with your solicitor is called an initial consultation, this is extremely useful as it gives you the opportunity to interview the law firm and decide whether you would like to work together with this particular solicitor.  This consultation can also very quickly help to determine whether you will need to proceed further […]

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What does the Act say? – The Definition of Domestic Violence

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Most people know what domestic violence is and many have directly or indirectly experienced a domestic violence situation. What most people don’t know is that domestic violence is recognised by the legal system in several forms. It should be noted that whether the conduct occurred on one occasion or multiple occasions or whether it falls within […]

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Making healthy choices: eat well, sleep well, and exercise.

  The pressures of separation and divorce can take its toll on your health, both physically and emotionally. That’s why it is important to put aside sometime each week to focus on your health and wellbeing. This will not only help make you more resilient to the stresses of this process it will help you […]

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Feel the love – Win Prizes !

  In celebration of opening our new office we would like to offer our clients the opportunity to win 1 of 5 $100 gift cards.  By simply referring your friends/family/work mates/neighbours to us, you will go into the draw to win a $100 Gift card. You will have a choice of one Coles/Myer or Bunnings […]

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Is Fortitude Valley more convenient for you?

  If you work or live in the inner city area then our new Fortitude Valley office may be a more convenient location for you to meet with our Lawyers.  I have been playing around with the idea of providing family law services to other areas and after much consideration, I settled on the Fortitude […]

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Looking for ideas for Christmas presents that empower your loved ones?

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Do you have a loved one who is going through a difficult period in their lives?  The author, Jane Mathews, has written a book called “Midlife Manifesto” that empowers women to take control of their lives and to embrace change such as a difficult divorce or the onset of menopause. “I wanted to buy a book to help me […]

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Knowledge is Power

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If you have begun to realise that you are in an unhealthy relationship, and you are thinking about changing things for the better, make sure you have as much information as you can to help you to make informed decisions.  After all, knowledge is power, as they say!   You should not be at all […]

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