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Interim hearing versus final hearing in family law

So you have progressed your matter past the first court appearance and you are told that you have to attend an Interi......

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What is a Direction Hearing / Mention?

When you first start navigating the family law system, it can feel like trying to navigate a map in another language.......

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What is a family report in family law?

  When parties are unable to reach an agreement about the care arrangements for the children a family report may be ......

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What is the role of an independent children’s lawyer?

At the heart of family law policy is that the children’s best interests are protected in any parental dispute. One ......

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How is Spousal Maintenance determined?

What is spousal maintenance in Australia? When a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down, it may be that one p......

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Tips for self representing at Court in domestic violence matters

While there is no specific dress code the Court requires visitors to recognise that it is a formal place and individu......

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Family Law Property Terminology 102 – The Basics

In our previous blog ‘ Family Law Parenting Terminology 101 – The Basics’ we shared that learning about family law pa......

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How to choose the right family lawyer

Selecting the right family lawyer can make a huge difference to your experience of the challenging times ahead. We k......

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Changes to Our JP Service

Over the past 8 years our Capalaba office has really enjoyed providing our Justice of the Peace Service in partnershi......

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Practical tips to empower you after a separation

‘When will this get better?’ you may ask yourself just after a separation. It’s often a time of feeling overwhelmed. ......

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Family Law Parenting Terminology 101 – The Basics

A few months ago, a recently separated parent came to us for help with family law parenting arrangements for their yo......

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Separation, divorce and property settlement: 7 common myths

Separation, divorce and property settlement can be very difficult and challenging. It is no wonder then, that when fa......

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Domestic Violence: 8 Myths Part 1

Welcome to the first instalment of our two-part series on domestic violence myths. Domestic violence is a sensitive ......

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Making your Will: 8 things you need to know

Wills are like most other legal documents, people have a general idea of what they are about but they may feel daunte......

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