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Congratulations for making it to the Doyle’s guide of recommended lawyers for 2020.

4 December 2019

Michael Lynch Family Lawyers are proud to announce the listing of two of our staff on the 2020 Doyle’s awards for Family & Divorce Lawyers. Our Director Tarah Tosh is in the Leading Parenting & Child Matters Lawyers (Brisbane) list and our Associate Zoe Adams is in the Family Law Rising Stars (Queensland) list. Doyle’s guide [...]

Can you relocate while pregnant?

2 December 2019

Following the breakdown of a relationship, one party may want to make a “fresh start” and relocate from the town or region where they lived with their spouse during the relationship. If there are no children of the relationship, that party can relocate wherever they want. If there are children of the relationship, both [...]

The 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Family Law for Christmas

2 December 2019

Christmas holidays can be a time of mixed emotions, particularly for separated families. If you are going through a separation and are wanting a smooth and stress-free Christmas then we suggest you follow our list of Do’s and Don’ts for Christmas. Do’s 1. Do follow the terms of any Parenting Plan or Consent Order [...]

Do I Really Need a 60I Certificate? And What is it?

2 December 2019

When couples separate and are trying to resolve issues, quite often section 60I certificate is referred to. So, what is it? Do you really need to have one? What are those situations? Do I really need a section 60I certificate? If you want to make an application to the court for a parenting order [...]

Family Court vs Federal Circuit Court

2 December 2019

It’s been the hot political topic in Family Law for the last 12 months- ‘what is happening with the Family Court'? Despite all the noise, nothing has changed. So what is the current position? There are two federal courts that have jurisdiction to deal with family law matters in Australia – the Federal Circuit [...]

Making Parents Communication Easier with Technology

2 December 2019

Anything that can help with communication between separated parents is a good thing. For parties where communication is difficult, there is now AI technology that can help improve phone and email communication and much more. We’ve done the hard work for you and compiled a list of what’s available. Application [...]

Concerned about holiday contact?

11 November 2019

Christmas school holidays are coming. That can mean different things to different people. For separated families it can sometimes raise questions such as, “Will holiday contact happen?”, “What if my child has said they want a different arrangement?” If you have any questions – call us now. In this article we look at some [...]

How to finalise a property settlement

11 November 2019

Surviving a separation is hard enough without the added stress of finally reaching an agreement on property settlement but failing to document it properly. We were recently involved in a case where the parties had separated and had reached an agreement for division of a multi-million-dollar property pool. However, the agreement had only been [...]

What are the most common parenting arrangements after separation?

11 November 2019

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) just issued a report on parenting arrangements. It says that 3% of separated parents go to court, 97% don't go to court and 10% use family dispute resolution services to help them. It also tells us a lot about the types parenting arrangements that are occurring. Over [...]

Paternity and child support – beware!

11 November 2019

In a recent case a child was born after separation, the alleged father was not on the birth certificate and he disputed paternity. The mother applied for child support and was refused. Four years later the mother applied for DNA testing. What happened with Child Support? Child support The underlying principle of the Child [...]