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We Made It to the Doyle’s List of Recommended Lawyers for 2018.

6 December 2017

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 for 2018. Tarah in the Leading Family Lawyers (Brisbane) and Amy in the Leading Parenting and Children Matters Lawyers (Queensland). Doyle’s guide is a [...]

Happy Christmas

5 December 2017

On behalf of the team at Michael Lynch Family Lawyers, we thank you for your support and feedback throughout 2017 and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. We will be closed over the Christmas period from 5.00pm Thursday, 21 December 2017 until 8.30am on Tuesday, 2 January 2018. [...]

What if a Parent Dies Before Parenting Arrangements are Finalised?

5 December 2017

An unfortunate but sometimes real situation is when parents are in dispute in court about arrangements for their children and one of the parents dies. What happens then? It’s not what you might automatically assume. A recent court case considered such an issue.  In that case, the parents were in court disputing the parenting arrangements [...]

Personal Injury Payout in Property Settlement – What Can Happen

5 December 2017

One spouse suffers a serious injury and receives a large compensation payout – how is it treated in a divorce settlement? It’s not straight forward. A recent case considered a payout of $1.4 million. The case looked at the treatment of a personal injuries payout received by the husband, among other factors, to determine the [...]

What is Child Support?

5 December 2017

If you have just separated someone may have mentioned child support to you. Whether you might be paying or possibly entitled to it, it’s important that you know what it is – sooner rather than later. Here are some quick tips. The process of deciding who pays child support can be complicated. To safeguard the [...]

What is Separation Under the One Roof?

5 December 2017

To apply for a divorce a couple must be separated for 12 months. Separation can be physical separation or a separation under one roof. Separation under one roof is when a couple separate but continue to live in the same home. It may be for a few days, weeks, months or years following separation. If [...]

Your Child’s Education – Who Gets to Decide? Some Tips for Separated Parents

1 December 2017

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 be [...]

Parenting Plan V Consent Order

21 November 2017

When separated couples reach an agreement regarding the arrangements for their children, they are confronted with 2 options for how to document the agreement, either a parenting plan or a consent order. There are significant differences between the two. What is a Consent Order? A standard court form that is completed by the parties, lodged [...]

Counsellors Webinar – Documenting a Parenting Agreement and Enforcing Arrangements

17 November 2017

This webinar for Counsellors outlines everything you need to know about documenting a parenting agreement and enforcing arrangements. It covers the following: What is a parenting order? A parenting plan? A consent order? School requirements and implications. Police involvement in parenting disagreements. And more.   Press Play to Listen Now OR View Full Presentation with [...]

Family Law Implications on Clinical Practice – Polly Richardson Presents – Family Law for Psychologists

10 November 2017

Family Law for Psychologists and Impact of NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) on CHQHHS (Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Services) was the theme of this year’s CHQHHS Annual Psychology Event that took place last Tuesday, 7th November 2017 at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. Ms Polly Richardson, Associate, from Michael Lynch Family Lawyers, was [...]