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Are final parenting orders really final? When can parenting orders be changed?
Separated parents can always ask the Court to vary parenting orders if it is in the best interests of their children.
Australia
19 Sep 2017
2
A new standard in protection orders following changes to Queensland domestic violence legislation
These changes are designed to enhance the protection of victims of domestic and family violence under the current regime.
Australia
7 Jun 2017
3
Family Law overhaul - Government announces intention to fundamentally reform the Family Law system - 11 May 2017
The Government has announced a review of the family law system with a view toward "long term fundamental reform."
Australia
14 May 2017
4
I have been served a family law subpoena - what should I do?
The article discusses points to be considered and potentially advised about when complying with a family law subpoena.
Australia
2 May 2017
5
Born in the wrong body: Gender dysphoria in family law
A child commencing treatment for gender dysphoria must first obtain permission by way of orders from the Family Court.
Australia
23 Oct 2016
6
Domestic violence reforms in Queensland provide victims with earlier intervention and more effective protection
The reforms arise from the 2015 report released by the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland.
Australia
19 Oct 2016
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(Ex) Mr & Mrs Smith - parenting arrangements
Concerns in respect of parenting capacity and alleged substance misuse are relevant when deciding parenting arrangements.
Australia
28 Sep 2016
8
But I married into money...: a fair property settlement?
The judge suggested that the wife expected her standard of living would continue after she and her husband separated.
Australia
2 Sep 2016
9
What's in a name? Changing a child's name post-separation
This article discusses factors to be considered if a child's surname is to be changed after a relationship breaks down.
Australia
27 Jun 2016
10
Family Law Perspective: Marriage equality in Australia - what difference would it make?
De facto relationships have some similar rights and entitlements and obligations and responsibilities as married people.
Australia
20 May 2016
11
What happens to an unsigned will in Queensland upon the will-maker's death?
The Supreme Court has confirmed that, in most cases, an unsigned will upon the will-maker's death would be invalid.
Australia
9 May 2016
12
The family law system in Australia is a no fault system
Since 1975, a "no fault system" means it is not necessary to prove whose fault it was that the family relationship ended.
Australia
17 Apr 2016
13
Playing favourites: disputing the distribution of an estate
The Court must look to the conduct of an adult child and to competing claims other beneficiaries may have on the estate.
Australia
8 Apr 2016
14
Adult child maintenance: Am I entitled to receive maintenance for my children even if they are over the age of 18? - 24 March 2016
Courts can order parents to contribute to the financial support of certain children, even if the child is aged over 18.
Australia
28 Mar 2016
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Gender Dysphoria: Considerations for the Family Court when authorising special medical procedures
While the number of children affected by gender dysphoria is small, the impact could be significant if not recognised.
Australia
22 Mar 2016
16
Families in abeyance for up to three years as Family Court lists spill out
A three year wait for a decision is hardly practical or desirable, so litigants should be aware of alternative avenues.
Australia
15 Mar 2016
17
Second bite of the cherry – when are family property settlements really final?
S79A provides that the Court may exercise its discretion to set aside, vary or make another property settlement order.
Australia
14 Mar 2016
18
Spectrum disorders and divorce: Post-separation parenting arrangements for children with high needs
The alert discusses strategies to limit the impact of divorce on these children, with practical assistance for parents.
Australia
10 Mar 2016
19
School's out: resolving parental disputes about where your child will attend school
Disputes about which school your child will attend can be one of the trickier aspects of the post-separation landscape.
Australia
25 Feb 2016
20
A salient reminder to Will makers to ensure that they adequately consider the special needs of beneficiaries - 5 February 2016
Any special needs of beneficiaries, from a disability or otherwise, should be adequately considered and provided for.
Australia
9 Feb 2016
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