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Can my children still go to private school when we separate?

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Parents make plans for their children when together.  When the parents separate, these plans sometimes go awry.  Many parents are concerned about what happens to the private school they had planned for their children when they separate.   The best outcome is that the parents are able to agree and their plans are put into place without mishap.  […]

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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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$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? Navigating Protection Orders

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Our last blog covered the legal options open to domestic violence victims to ensure that they are protected. The most important form of protection is the protection order. It is important to understand the contents of a protection order so that you know the parameters of your protection. They can be broken down as follows:- […]

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What Does the Act Say? – Protection for Domestic Violence Victims

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Over the last two weeks we have covered the circumstances that will constitute domestic violence by exploring the definitions of domestic violence and the categories of relationships that are included in the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (“the Act”). You can find both of these articles at http://matthewlovefamilylawyers.com.au/latest-news/. There are several legal options […]

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What Does the Act Say? Domestic Violence & Relevant Relationships

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Last week’s blog article covered the various definitions of domestic violence under the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (“the Act”). You can read that article at: http://matthewlovefamilylawyers.com.au/the_definition_of_domestic_violence/. However, domestic violence is also restricted to certain relationships which the Act calls “relevant relationships”. Whilst the term “relevant relationships” is quite a harsh term, the […]

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Domestic Violence and Police Intervention – What happens after you call 000?

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Whether you are a domestic violence victim or a third party observer to domestic violence, it is important to understand what happens after you dial 000. The following link will take you to a Queensland Police Service article that briefly outlines the steps police will take when they have been called out to a domestic […]

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Why can’t same-sex couples get married under Australian law? – You could help change this unfair law.

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  Senator David Leyonhjelm will introduce his ‘Freedom to Marry’ bill to the senate today. Although the Senator has been referred to as conservative, he is getting behind the marriage equality push as he believes that everyone should “have the freedom to choose their own path” as quoted in The Age newspaper. Same-sex marriage is […]

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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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How to get a divorce in Australia

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Divorce is the legal procedure which brings about an end to a marriage. The term “divorce” does not refer to distributing the matrimonial property, which is referred to as “property settlement” or to issues surrounding the care of the children, which are referred to as “parenting matters”. However, you do not need to be divorced […]

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