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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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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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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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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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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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