Tag Archives: Brisbane Family Lawyers

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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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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Have you been told you need a Family Report?

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If you are going through the process of separation and children are involved it is likely that a Family Report will be required. Parents often find this process daunting and worry about what effect the report will have on the outcome of time spending arrangements with their children. Here is what you need to know […]

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What is the difference between a Binding Financial Agreement and Consent Orders?

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There are only two ways (that are legally binding and recognised at law) that you can settle your property matters, and they are either by consent orders or a binding financial agreement. Each matter is slightly different in circumstances and you should consult a lawyer to advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of both […]

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PRENUPTIAL & BINDING COHABITATION AGREEMENTS

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When it comes to separation and finalising division of property, family law is not always about fixing a situation after it’s already happened. Did you know that there are proactive steps you can take at the commencement of a relationship or marriage that will effectively quarantine your assets and those of your partner, allowing for […]

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Separation & Divorce – Frequently Asked Questions

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How will I support myself if I leave my husband?  I’ve always been a stay at home mum… You may be entitled to spousal maintenance – discuss all your options with your solicitor before taking any action.   I don’t have assets of my own, will I lose everything if we separate? The law entitles […]

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