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I reported harm to the Department of Child Safety, and they didn’t take any action

As a family lawyer, I often speak to parents who are concerned about their child or children being harmed in the care of the other parent or persons connected to...


Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advanced Health Directives

Death. It’s not something a lot of us like to contemplate and certainly not discuss with others. But as they say, there are two things certain in life – we...


COVID-19 – Implications for Victims of Domestic Violence

Amidst the sea of government-issued rules and restrictions our country is facing today in a concerted effort to stem the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus, there is another silent...


10 Coping strategies for parents sharing custody during coronavirus

Shared parenting can be difficult at the best of times, even more so during a global pandemic like the coronavirus. In these challenging times, it can be difficult to keep...


Travelling interstate for children of separated parents

Restrictions have now come into place for Queensland border control. These restrictions will affect parents whose children live outside of Queensland and parents who have children, whose other parent lives...


Breaches of Domestic Violence Orders

Domestic violence is a common theme, encountered by Family Lawyers. It has been brought into the more public sphere by the incidents that occurred in Camp Hill last week. It...


Property Settlements in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia at Brisbane

The Discreet Property List Recently, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in Brisbane has implemented a new model to assist parties in resolving financial (property settlement) matters. This model is...


Love is in the air…or is it? Recent Statistics on Marriages & Divorces in Australia

A few weeks ago the Australian Bureau of Statistics released information regarding marriages and divorces in our country throughout 2018.  The results are interesting! In 2018, there were 119,188 marriages;...


This Christmas

Whilst Christmas is a time many reflect on and are thankful for the things in their lives that matter most, it is oftentimes a difficult period for those of us...