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Changes coming to Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Regulations

Changes coming to Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Regulations

The draft Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (Covid-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 which is not in force yet, will have the following effect for victims of domestic violence: They will be able to terminate a lease agreement if to do so, is necessary to protect them from domestic and family violence. They are able to …

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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 outside of Queensland. The important information to be aware of: Children who live outside of Queensland who are travelling to spend time with a parent …

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New managing director proving success is in the family

DA Family Lawyers has announced the appointment of a new managing director who is expected to lead the firm to a new era of growth and prosperity. Experienced practitioner Lisa Foley (pictured above left) has stepped into the role of managing director while DA Family Lawyers’ founder Deborah Awyzio (pictured above right) remains a director …

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Protection of assets in a de facto relationship

Most people enter into a relationship with a sense of loving and hope and positive outlook for the future. However it is becoming increasingly common to also take precautions to protect your assets in the event that the relationship does not survive. The most formal approach adopted for protection of assets, is for the parties …

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The collaborative approach – for a quicker and less costly divorce

Negotiating your divorce is never going to be easy, but the ‘collaborative’ approach to settlement can be quicker and less costly than you might expect. This approach prioritises the early provision of expert financial assessment and advice, which makes it significantly different to traditional combative and litigious proceedings. Collaborative settlement is gaining momentum in family …

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Deborah Awyzio and DA Family Lawyers recommended on Doyles Guide

The 2016 lists of recommendations have been released on the peer-assessed recommendation platform Doyles Guide. We are happy to announce that Deborah Awyzio, our director and accredited family law specialist, has been recommended under the Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Brisbane, 2016 list. This list is compiled of leading solicitors practicing within areas of …

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Do Financial Agreements predetermine the end of your relationship?

Pre-nuptial Financial Agreements might be the last thing on anyone’s minds when in the midst of wedding madness… Marriage is a wonderful thing and has been uniting couples for centuries but when two people come together so does the possibility of separation. While many Australians live happily together and live long lives in each other’s …

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Supreme Court decision reversing the decision of Justice Fryberg

On the 8th of November, the Full Court of the Supreme Court of Queensland made a decision on reversing the decision of Justice Fryberg to adjourn a bail application indefinitely until Premier Newman retracted public statements he had made about being hard on bikies. You can find out more about this citation via the Supreme …

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