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Are Verbal Abuse and Emotional Abuse Domestic Violence?

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In Australia, domestic violence is defined by the Family Law Act (1975) as “violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person that coerces or controls a member of the person's family, or causes the family member to be fearful”. This means that verbal and emotional abuse are both forms of…

How are Assets Divided in a Divorce?

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The divorce rate in Australia is at its lowest level since 1976, when the Family Law Act was introduced. However, with a current divorce rate of 1.9, divorce is sadly still an outcome for many marriages across Australia. Deciding ‘who gets what property’ can be complex and stressful. In this…

Can You be a Surrogate in Australia?

Surrogacy

Surrogacy laws vary across Australian states. In this post, we’ll look at surrogacy laws in Queensland, assessing the legalities surrounding the issue. We aim to provide you with the help and advice you need to make an informed decision, covering what surrogacy is, how the process works and whether you…

How Can I Protect My Assets Before Marriage?

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No matter how a relationship breaks down, the end of a relationship can be an emotional and difficult experience. However, the strain placed on both parties and their families isn’t purely emotional, as there can also be significant financial implications. There are steps you can take to set out what…

I’ve lost my driver’s licence – can I get a “work licence”?

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This is a question we hear a lot. The answer is… ‘that depends’. There may be circumstances where you are eligible to apply for: A ‘restricted’ or ‘work’ licence; A ‘replacement’ licence; or A ‘special hardship’ order. Whether you qualify for any of the above licences will depend on several…

How to apply for bail in Queensland

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If you are charged with an offence often you may be entitled to apply for bail. Bail allows you to be released from custody until the court decides a verdict, on the agreement that you will come to court on a specified date. The court can order: Release without bail;…

5 key child support concepts and 1 important tip for your day to day parenting

If you have separated from your partner and have care of the child/children from that relationship, you will likely be able to apply for financial assistance from the other parent in the form of child support. Child support is an ongoing payment from one parent to the other, for the…

6 alternatives to going to court for your family law matter

What are the alternatives to going to court? Going to court is a lengthy and costly route to take in family law matters. The process from application to final hearing (in cases where resolution can’t be reached along the way) can take anywhere from 2 and 4 years. While the…

5 things to consider when a loved one passes away

5 things to consider when a Loved One has passed away Introduction Losing a loved one is a difficult time in anyone’s life, regardless of how close or distant the relationship. Grieving for a loved one takes time, sometimes years and returning to the normalcy of your life so soon…

3 key considerations about your de facto relationship

For de facto relationships when the relationship starts and ends isn’t as clear as when you marry.  For example, you don’t usually hold a ceremony to celebrate ‘moving in together’. While you can register your relationship by lodging a form with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in your…

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