Tag Archives: Family Law

“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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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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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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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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