Publications

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

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 out …

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Surrogacy – A New Parenting Option

It is now legal in Queensland for women to serve as surrogates for another person or couple, provided they are not paid a premium for their services. Previously anyone who entered into a surrogacy arrangement was subject to a maximum three year period of imprisonment. [button]Continue reading[/button]

Pain Free Divorce a Goal – Essential Law Edition 4

The statistics are creeping up to 50% of marriages ending in divorce, so divorce is becoming a reality for a lot of people. Even though the stigma of divorce has largely disappeared, it is still one of the most stressful events a person may have to go through in their life. The aim for Family Lawyers is to minimise the impact of …

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