COVID-19 | Protecting your property outcome in Divorce during the COVID-19 crisis

At this early stage of the health crisis caused by COVID-19, many people are worried about how they are going to make ends meet, particularly in view of the negative impacts upon the domestic economy and the global economy. Uncertainty about the duration of the economic effects will inevitably concern parties in financial cases before […]

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COVID-19 | COVID-19 – What will this mean for my parenting arrangements?

The emergence of COVID-19 has been fast and unprecedented.  It’s easy to see how people may become flustered and act hastily in the first flush of confusion and agitation caused by the disruption of work, school, extra-curricular activities and day-to-day life. We’ve provided our top tips for navigating parenting arrangements and keeping child-focused amongst the […]

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Financial Injunctions in Family Law: Preserving the Assets

In some circumstances, a party (that is, a spouse or third party intervener) may be required to prevent or restrict another party from acting in ways that may reduce the assets available for division under a final property settlement.  In these circumstances, an injunction may be a potent and effective remedy to preserve the asset […]

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When choosing a school is a matter of family law

Your footy team, where you grew up and where you went to school are just some of the factors that can impact how we each define and describe ourselves in our various family and social support environments. Such is the demand for private schools and the strength of the “old boys” and “old girls” networks […]

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Woman wins the right to access her deceased husband’s sperm

A Queensland woman has won the right to access her deceased husband’s sperm following a recent decision by the Queensland Supreme Court. Mrs Gaffney and her husband had been married for five years when Mr Gaffney died in November 2018. The couple had an 18 month old son and had recently begun consulting a fertility […]

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Family and Domestic Violence Leave

As a part of the four yearly review into modern awards, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has decided to provide award-covered employees experiencing family and domestic violence with an entitlement to five days’ unpaid leave per annum. The Australian Council of Trade Unions sought an uncapped amount of family and domestic […]

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Long overdue: review of Family Law System gets underway

The second stage of the Federal Government’s Family Law review commenced on 14 March 2018 with the release of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) Issues Paper. The release of the Issues Paper follows the announcement in September last year by then Attorney-General Senator George Brandis QC that the Federal Government planned to undertake a […]

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