100 Points of ID Guide

What Are The 100 Points Of ID? The 100 points of ID system was introduced by the Australian Government to combat identity theft and fraud. The system requires that an individual provide a mix of documents, as either originals or certified copies in order to establish that an individual is who they claim to be. […]

The Family Lawyer are expanding across the East Coast

family lawyer in Gold Coast

The success and popularity of The Family Lawyer see our services now available at our new Queensland Gold Coast law firm. Family Law covers a wide array of legal needs and can be difficult to navigate alone, especially when facing a serious life transition. We know this from experience: professionally in the workplace, and personally […]

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Parenting Matters

How the courts deal with vaccinations generally When parents separate, issues regarding the ongoing care and welfare of the children will often arise and with the release of the new COVID-19 vaccines, the immunisation of children is slowly becoming a big issue. As vaccination is considered a long-term decision, it falls under the categories of […]

Parental responsibility and time spent with a parent

Difference Between Parental Responsibility and Time Spent With A Parent Parental responsibility and the time each child spends with their parents are often misunderstood to be the same thing. However, whilst there is a presumption of parental responsibility there is not a presumption about the amount of time the child spends with each of the […]

What are Parenting Orders and who can apply?

Things To Consider When Applying for Parenting Orders Parenting orders are orders made by the court regarding a child. The matters which may be dealt with by parenting orders include: The person/s with whom a child is to live; the time a child is to spend with another person or other persons; the allocation of […]

My spouse is hiding assets

Financial disclosure compels parties to provide information on their assets. When you have separated you will often need to reach an agreement as to who gets what. Under the Family Law Act 1975, it is the obligation of each party to provide “full and frank disclosure” of all of their assets, liabilities, superannuation interests and […]

A message from The Family Lawyer

As COVID-19 continues to develop, we extend our thoughts to those affected by the virus, and our gratitude for the healthcare professionals and others who are helping our community through this difficult time. Measures recommended by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments’ Health Departments have been adopted to ensure our clients and team should not be […]