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Interim hearing – the court considers untested domestic violence allegations

28 May 2019

Recently, The Family Court heard an appeal from a mother following interim orders being made by the Federal Circuit Court in a parenting case that involved allegations of domestic violence. Background There were three children, aged 3, 4 and 5 at the time of the first court hearing. The youngest child had significant health [...]

Understanding domestic violence laws

14 May 2019

Domestic Violence Laws Queensland Regardless of cultural background, age, religion or socioeconomic factors, domestic violence can occur in any family in Brisbane. Each state and territory has its own domestic violence legislation. In Queensland, the law was significantly changed in 2012 and further changes were made on 31 May 2017. Domestic violence is now [...]

Property settlement time limits – what happens if you miss the window?

7 May 2019

If you have separated it is important that you get Family Law advice about how to achieve a property settlement, as there are strict time limits that apply. If you miss them there can be real problems. So, what are they? There are time limits on when spouses can file an application for property [...]

Getting Ready for Mediation

23 April 2019

Mediation plays a big part in family law. It provides an alternative to going to court and in so doing usually comes with the added benefit of reducing costs, providing the opportunity for spouses to tell their side of the story and take ownership of an agreed outcome and providing a quicker resolution. Sadly, [...]

I don’t think I’m the father?

1 April 2019

Parenting arrangements for children’s Easter school holidays

18 March 2019

What to bring to your first meeting with a family lawyer?

4 March 2019

Child support and school fees

29 January 2019

Your child’s education – who gets to decide? Some tips for separated parents

15 January 2019

Issues regarding school enrolment and getting children ready for school can often ignite disagreement and disputes between parents who are separated or divorced. Where the channels of communication have broken down, it is commonly the case that schools are called on by parents to be the facilitator or arbiter of their dispute. You should [...]

We Made It to the Doyle’s List of Recommended Lawyers for 2019.

9 January 2019

Michael Lynch Family Lawyers are proud to announce that our Directors, Tarah Tosh and Amy Honan, have been listed as Recommended Family Lawyers on the Doyle’s Family & Divorce Lawyers list once again. Tarah in the Leading Parenting & Child Matters Lawyers (Brisbane) and Amy Leading Family Lawyers (Brisbane). Doyle’s guide is a prestigious and [...]