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What is the role of a family lawyer?

In the intricate realm of family law, the role of a family lawyer transcends mere courtroom appearances and legal terminology. Acting as trusted advisors,…
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What is coercive control?

Coercive control is a form of domestic abuse where the perpetrator employs a systematic pattern of behaviours to dominate their partner or former partner….
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What is the significance of separation?

In family law, separation carries significant legal implications, signifying the start of a transformative journey for couples. Beyond simply living apart, it involves navigating…
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Understanding the New Family Law Amendments: What You Need to Know

Family law is constantly evolving to better serve families in our community. Recent amendments to the Family Law Act, effective from 6 May 2024,…
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Child Support outside of the Child Support Agency: Binding Child Support Agreements

In the realm of family law, the well-being of children is always at the forefront of legal considerations. One crucial aspect of ensuring the…
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Cost Orders in Family Law

In the realm of family law, the allocation of costs is a crucial aspect that can significantly impact the parties involved in legal proceedings….
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Should you have a Binding Financial Agreement?

Financial stability and security are paramount in any relationship. Whether you’re planning to marry or entering a de facto partnership, Binding Financial Agreements (BFAs)…
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Family Law Amendment Bill 2023, what does it mean for families?

On the 19th of October 2023, a momentous event unfolded in the world of family law in Australia. The Family Law Amendment Bill 2023…
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Navigating International Child Abduction: The Hague Convention in Australian Family Law

The Hague Convention in family law plays a pivotal role in addressing international child abduction cases, ensuring the protection of children’s rights, and their…
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Understanding Contravention Applications: When someone breaches a Parenting Order

A contravention application under the Family Law Act is a legal mechanism that allows a party to seek enforcement or redress when the other…
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Announcing Our Expanded Consultation Hours

We understand that navigating family legal matters can be challenging, and we’re here to make it as convenient as possible for you. That’s why…
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Final Hearing – 11 Tips For Surviving Cross Examination

If your matter is set for a Final Hearing (otherwise known as a trial), you will likely be cross examined by the other party’s…
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Legal Consultant vs Legal Representative

Generally, when you engage a lawyer to be your legal representative they appear for you at all court events, receive all correspondence and documents,…
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“Vexatious and Malicious” Domestic Violence Order Applicant Ordered to Pay Over $9,000 to Former Partner

Judge Glen Cash of the Maroochydore District Court recently dismissed an appeal brought by woman who was Ordered by a Caloundra magistrate to she…
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Central Practice Directions – effective 1 September 2021

As of 1 September 2021, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia were merged into the Federal Circuit and…
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The new and improved Court website

Along with the merging of the former Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Family Court of Australia in the Federal Circuit and Family Court…
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Merging of the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court

On 1 September 2021, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia merged to form the Federal Circuit and Family…
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Launch of a new National Contravention List to tackle issues of noncompliance with court orders in family law cases

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Family Court of Australia have published the below media release outlining the new National Contravention List aimed…
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Same Sex Marriage Breakups

If you need a divorce from your same-sex marriage, Freedom Law can help you get the resolution you need! A same-sex marriage encounters all…
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Family Law Watchlist – Preventing children from travelling overseas

If you are thinking, ‘how do I prevent my children travelling overseas?” then you should look at adding their name to the Family Law…
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Family Law Courts Lighthouse Project

The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (the Courts) are leading the way in helping families that have experienced…
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Understanding Property Settlement

After a separation or divorce, couples can apply to the court for a property settlement if they cannot agree amongst themselves about how their…
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When does a parent need supervised time?

There are some circumstances where a child’s time with their parent (or extended family such as grandparents) will need to be supervised. The paramount…
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Are you in a domestically violent relationship?

There are some useful tools online for escaping domestic violence. Check out this article from 1800RESPECT for an ‘escape bag’ checklist tool. If you…

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