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Covid, the Court and Child Vaccination

6 April 2021

The debate about the vaccination of children can be a passionate one at the best of times, but with the current Covid-19 vaccination roll-out happening, the topic is coming to the fore in Family Law. What the Government says Currently in Australia there is no approval for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine to [...]

Who gets the family farm?

29 March 2021

There’s a lot of emotion and sentiment attached to a family farm, so when a couple who make their living from the land split up, it can cause a lot of angst. But who gets the farm? The farmer who may have inherited the property or the spouse who married in and are farming [...]

Can I refuse to hand over documents requested in a subpoena?

29 March 2021

Often during family law proceedings, a person may be sent a subpoena and asked to produce documents for the court. There are several reasons why a person can object to producing those documents. Let’s look at what those reasons are and why you should be careful how you respond as your decision may not [...]

My child has an income – does that affect child support payments?

29 March 2021

The Child Support Agency (‘Services Australia’) is responsible for the assessment, collection and transfer of child support payments. A formula is used to calculate the amount to be paid but it doesn’t take in to account income the child receives. So, what happens then? A parent or carer can apply to Services Australia for [...]

Who gets to spend time with my kids?

29 March 2021

Separated parents often disagree with who their ex-partner chooses to spend time with, and more commonly, who spends time with their children. For the court to prevent a person from coming into contact with your children or your ex-partner, you need to provide pretty compelling evidence as to why that’s the case. And that [...]

Public Webinar – The Family Law Court Merger Explained

26 March 2021

The correct legal status of a relationship is important, it has serious consequences. For a de facto it can determine if someone has a financial entitlement or if they don’t. On the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the law for de facto [...]

Accountants Webinar – Can a trust be included in a divorce?

24 March 2021

The correct legal status of a relationship is important, it has serious consequences. For a de facto it can determine if someone has a financial entitlement or if they don’t. On the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the law for de facto [...]

Counsellors Webinar – Parenting and the Family Law Act

17 March 2021

The correct legal status of a relationship is important, it has serious consequences. For a de facto it can determine if someone has a financial entitlement or if they don’t. On the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the law for de facto [...]

Achievement Recognition for Amy Honan

9 March 2021

Congratulations to Amy Honan from the whole team at Michael Lynch Family Lawyers on being named among the 100 women that the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ) have considered inspired them. WLAQ committee say they have worked with incredible, unstoppable, generous and achieving women, who have inspired them over the last 12 months. [...]

Who gets the ring?

1 March 2021