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PROPERTY/FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT

Written by Michelle McDermott After the breakdown of a relationship, whether or not the parties are married or unmarried (de facto) there are “loose ends” to tidy up.  One of those loose ends is a property/financial settlement - a division of the assets,...

UPDATING YOUR WILL AFTER SEPARATION

Written by Michelle Richardson The last thing on your mind when going through separation is changing your Will.  Although this may be something on your ‘to do list’ and ‘can wait until later’, it is rather important in the scheme of things. You may be of the...

CHILDREN SPENDING TIME WITH THEIR GRANDPARENTS

Written by Michelle McDermott When parents separate, it is not only a child’s relationship with their parents that is impacted. The relationship that a child has with other family members is also impacted, including grandparents. What is commonly googled as...

2021 DOYLE’S GUIDE

We are excited to announce that the firm, along with our lawyers Pippa Colman & Sarah Quilliam, have been named in the highly ranked listings for the 2021 Doyle's Guide. The Doyle's Guide details solicitors practising within the areas of family law, matrimonial,...

QLD TASKFORCE TO INVESTIGATE COERCIVE CONTROL LAWS

Written by Declan Notley The Queensland Government has recently announced plans to create an independent taskforce to consult on potential “coercive control” legislation. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the taskforce would be chaired by Justice Margaret McMurdo,...

FAMILY COURT COVID-19 LIST AND VACCINATIONS

Written by Jessica Popple In April 2020, the Honourable Chief Justice, Will Alstergren, announced that the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia would introduce a specialised Covid-19 List, to help families impacted by the pandemic. Since...

PRIORITY PROPERTY POOLS UNDER $500,000

Written by Hannah McSharer Earlier this year, The Honourable Justice William Alstergren issued a practice direction for the Priority Property Pool under $500,000 Case (PPP500). The PPP500 initiative hopes to achieve just, efficient, and timely resolutions for specific...

WHAT IS THE DISCRETE PROPERTY LIST?

Written by Jessica Popple The Discrete Property List will only deal with applications that are seeking only property Orders. If a party files an application in a case or a response seeking parenting Orders, the matter will be removed out of the list. Discrete Property...

SPLITTING UK PENSION FUNDS

Written by Michelle McDermott Calling all those English ex-pats or those Australians who have lived and worked in the UK. At the moment a couple living and divorcing in Australia but with a UK pension (superannuation) can share that pension.  But not necessarily from...

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