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Property Settlements in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia at Brisbane

The Discreet Property List Recently, the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia in Brisbane has implemented a new model to assist parties in resolving financial (property settlement) matters. This model is called the ‘Discreet Property List’. Essentially, the Discreet Property List is a process to streamline financial matters that...

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This Christmas

Whilst Christmas is a time many reflect on and are thankful for the things in their lives that matter most, it is oftentimes a difficult period for those of us who are without our loved ones or are hurting from broken relationships or ongoing conflict.  It is a time of...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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,...

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Independent Children’s Lawyers

by Deborah Awyzio Accredited Family Law Specialist (DA Family Lawyers) In parenting proceedings, the court is able to appoint an independent children’s lawyer, to represent the best interests of the child/children involved in those proceedings. The current practice is for an order to be made appointing an independent children’s lawyer...

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