Divorce law

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...


Indemnity costs – when do they apply in Family Law Proceedings

By Deborah Awyzio, Accredited Family Law Specialist The position in relation to costs in proceedings commenced pursuant to the Family Law Act 1975 is governed by Section 117 of that Act....


The FIFO effect: The impact of fly-in fly-out roles on family breakdown

Since the mining boom, the number of FIFO workers in large mining states has grown significantly. This method of employing people from another state and flying them into remote areas...


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,...


Talk is cheap in family law

Save time, money and stress by seeking mediation for divorce and separation. New program shows impressive results for couples willing to negotiate. Many couples that decide to part ways believe...


Domestic Violence – Why does my partner abuse me?

Domestic violence is a conscious choice with absolutely no excuses. Sounds easy to understand but what happens if a person is justifying their violent actions? DA Family Lawyers in Brisbane...


I’m separating from my partner, but don’t want to go to court. What is the alternative?

Separating from your partner is stressful, particularly when you have children together and own a house and other assets together. We recommend resolving the matter as quickly as possible through...


Are your kids OK following your divorce?

Divorce can affect your children. With  a lot of uncertainty about changes that are happening, there is no way of knowing exactly how your child will cope. How can you...


Queensland is the child abduction capital state

Australia has the highest rate of children being kidnapped by a parent in the world (per capita) with the majority of the abductions being from Queensland.  Getting a divorce is...