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Principal of DA Family Lawyers Deborah Awyzio has been elected Vice President of the Queensland Law Society

The upcoming council for the Queensland Law Society was announced on the 23 October, and DA Family Lawyers Principal Ms Deborah Awyzio was elected Vice President for 2014. Elected President was Mr Ian Brown, Principal of Maurice Blackburn and elected Deputy President was Michael Fitzgerald, consultant in Ashurst. Together with a team of eight esteemed …

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Our Deborah Awyzio supporting the QLS media statement about lack of consultation by the government on legislation

Queensland Legal Society (QLS) President Annette Bradfield, with QLS Vice President and Principal of DA Family Lawyers Deborah Awyzio, released a media statement discussing the QLS’s prediction regarding the implementation of the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment bill (VLAD) and the proposed amendments to the Criminal Amendment Act 1945. Bradfield expressed the distress felt within the QLS …

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Judge rejects mother’s appeal to keep daughters in Australia

A Family Court judge this afternoon ordered four sisters involved in an international custody battle to return to their father in Italy. The girls’ mother shed tears as Justice Colin Forrest delivered his decision, dismissing her appeal to keep the girls in Australia. The judge made the order, after lawyers for the girls’ father confirmed …

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Dispute Resolution Advocacy in the Context of Conciliation Conferences in Financial Matters

Summary The conciliation process has been used to resolve financial disputes in the family court system since 1975. To advocate effectively for clients within this process, lawyers need to possess knowledge and skills across two domains: first, legal and procedural and, second, dispute resolution. This article draws together academic, court and practitioner perspectives to set …

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A ‘Split’ family home may lead to emotional distress

According to a recent study, shared parental responsibility may disrupt your child’s psychological state Here at DA Family Lawyers in Brisbane we see shared custody as a constant tug of war within households divided by divorce or legal separation. When it comes to sharing the custody of a child there are many factors that come …

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Research shows increase in marriage failures once children leave the home

by: Natasha Bita, National Social Editor From: News Limited Network May 27, 201312:00AM Picture: ThinkStock Source: Supplied EMPTY nesters are divorcing in droves, as the “20-year itch” fuels a mid-life marriage breakdown. The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) has found the risk of divorcing after 20 years of marriage has doubled in a generation. …

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