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Our areas of expertise include:
- divorce and separation;
- arrangements for children;
- de facto partnerships;
- property and estates;
- domestic violence issues;
- spouse maintenance;
- prenuptial agreements;
- any other family law issues.
Emerald Magistrates Court:
Child Protection (Qld)
The protection of children in Queensland is governed by the Child Protection Act 1999. The act gives the Department of Communities (Child Safety) and the Children’s Court various powers to intervene where a child is at risk of harm. When the Department becomes aware that a family is struggling to care for children, it will try…
Under the Family Law Act, a legal or de facto spouse may claim spousal maintenance after separation. Spousal maintenance is payable if there is a substantial difference in the incomes of the spouses at the date of separation. If a spouse is entitled to spousal maintenance, the spouse with the higher income must provide him…
Court Orders Woman May Use Deceased Partner’s Sperm
On 26 June 2018, the Supreme Court of Queensland handed down a decision ordering that Ayla Cresswell could use the sperm of her deceased partner to conceive a child via Assisted Reproductive Therapy (ART). It was a historic decision as no such order had previously been made by an Australian court. The decision has broad…
Breaching a Family Law Order
When family law orders are made, whether on an interim or a final basis, they are binding on all parties. Breaching a family law order is a serious offence, unless you have a reasonable excuse. When a party breaches an order, the other party has a range of options for enforcing the order or getting…