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What does the recent Federal Budget mean for family law?

This year’s Federal Budget included a number of plans for addressing issues surrounding family law? For some time, family law courts have been under-resourced and not able to cope with the sheer number of matters which pass through the system. Further to this, there has been a lack of attention to the complexities of this […]

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My Wealth Solutions

Since being established, My Wealth Solutions has been helping clients of all ages and backgrounds achieve their financial goals.   Based in Brisbane, our team of savvy, experienced financial planners and advisors work to build personalised financial plans that create grow and protect your wealth. We are your decision architects aiming to guide you on

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The importance of preparation in mediation

By Deborah Awyzio – nationally accredited mediator and registered family dispute resolution provider   Mediation is not an extension of litigation The process of mediation is nearly the opposite of litigation. In litigation, parties delegate their decision making powers to a Judicial Officer, whereas the central theme in mediation is self-determination. Consequently parties come to a

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Why every couple should get a Financial Agreement

A new relationship is exciting. It’s fun, fresh and you never want it to end. The last thing you want to think about is breaking up. Based in Brisbane CBD, DA Family Lawyers know just how important a Financial Agreement can be, despite its difficulties. When you think about marriage you picture flowers, dresses and a

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Increasing rates of separation between same-sex couples spark concern

  Many same-sex couples are deciding to part ways. This number is steadily growing year after year and opens multiple areas for concern, especially when children are involved.    When a same-sex relationship breaks down and is believed to be irreconcilable, many questions and concerns tend to float to the surface that may not have

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4 simple steps to determine the division of property

The best time to resolve a property settlement issue is often soon after separation If a court has to determine the dispute they will take into account what assets are owned by both parties at the date the court is dealing with the issue. This holds true even if the case is being held years

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Property and family law: What to do when you’ve separated

DA Family Lawyers in Brisbane can help you navigate property settlement If you and your partner have separated do you know how your property will be divided? There are three ways a property division settlement can be settled. Either both parties can amicably agree to the division and can apply for consent orders, or: if

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What is Collaborative Practice?

Collaborative practice is about client’s owning and shaping the process by which they resolve their disputes by engaging in open communication and information sharing. In our collaborative practice we assist and support clients to identify interests and issues, develop options, consider alternatives and make decisions about future actions and outcomes, in a respectful way. We

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