Brisbane Family Lawyer

Considering a divorce or a separation? Our expertise is your gain.

We are Family Law Solicitors in Brisbane, specialising in all aspects of Family Law and are one of the largest Specialist Family Law firms in Queensland with over 20 years professional experience. We are dedicated to achieving the best outcome for your unique situation! We protect your rights, offer focused advice and ensure full confidentiality!

Your first consultation is a fixed price. If you are concerned about what to do in your situation and need a Brisbane divorce lawyer, make an appointment and let us answer your questions (07) 3221 4300.

Family Law News – browse for practical tips and advice on all issues that come with separation and divorce – financial, parenting, social and emotional matters, as well as any changes and updates in Family Law.

We hope you find our website useful, please contact our team should you have any questions, or would like to get in touch regarding your unique situation.

WEBINARS

Our professional webinar series offers a wealth of information. All our past webinars are available below for your convenience.

Due to popular demand, we will continue to offer free Family Law webinars. They have concluded for 2018, but look out for 2019.

To be in-the-know about what webinars are coming up, please sign up to our eFlyer; you will receive valuable Family Law reminder emails and registration links closer to webinar dates.

If any of the upcoming or past webinar topics are of interest to you and your staff, our solicitors can also come and present to you at your next professional training event. Please feel free to give us a call (07) 3221 4300 to discuss.

Accountants Webinar- Understanding Child Support

21 September 2018

Get an easy-to-understand overview of all things child support. What are assessments? Can they be reviewed? What options for agreements are there? Find out answers to these and other relevant questions about Child Support by pressing Play to listen now, OR click HERE to watch a full PowerPoint presentation with a voice recording.

Counsellors Webinar – Understanding Relocations

7 September 2018

There are no specific legislative provisions that deal with relocation matters. The Court must rely on the usual parenting pathway set out in the Family Law Act, and apply the law to the specific facts of the case. When can a parent move with a child? Relocations in parenting matters - metropolitan, interstate and overseas. What you need to know as a counsellor? Find out answers to these and other relevant questions by pressing Play to listen now, OR click HERE to watch a full PowerPoint presentation with a voice recording.

Accountants Webinar – Considering Inheritances and Personal Injuries in Property Settlements

25 May 2018

Some of the largest financial payments that a person can receive become some of the biggest challenges when a separated couple try and resolve a property settlement. This presentation will cover some of the largest financial payments that a person can receive become some of the biggest challenges when a separated couple try and resolve a property settlement. What is property? What is included for property division? What’s in and what’s out? Are inheritances treated differently? Some case examples and much more. Press Play to Listen Now OR click HERE to View Full Presentation with PowerPoint Slides and Recording

Counsellors Webinar – Understanding Family Law

21 May 2018

What is divorce? What is de-facto? There are many myths around Family Law terms. Find out what they really mean and help your clients. Topics addressed include: What are the requirements for divorce? What is separation? What is a nullity? What are time limit implications for property settlements? What is domestic violence and what can be done about it? And much more. Press Play to Listen Now OR click HERE to View Full Presentation with PowerPoint Slides and Recording

Schools Webinar – Family Law Implications for Schools

4 May 2018

Dealing with divorced parents and their children can be tricky, especially when there aren't any court orders in place. Find out what you need to know as a Guidance Officer, Principal or Teacher when it comes to dealing with your students, parents and family law. Press Play to Listen Now OR click HERE to View Full Presentation with PowerPoint Slides and Recording

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 PowerPoint Slides and Recording HERE  

Accountants Webinar – Can a Trust be Included in a Divorce

25 September 2017

It is a myth that assets of a Discretionary Trust will be protected in the event that a Trustee or beneficiary separates from their spouse.  In this presentation for Accountants we cover important questions such as: What is a Discretionary Trust? How does the Court divide property when parties separate – the 4 step process? When will a Trust be considered to be ‘property’? What powers do the Family Law Courts have when dealing with Trusts? What, if anything, can be done to remove a Trust from the Court’s reach? Press Play to Listen Now OR View Full Presentation with PowerPoint slides HERE

Counsellors Webinar – Practical Tips and Recent Changes in Domestic Violence

8 September 2017

In recent years, domestic violence has gained attention as a huge societal issue, and has received more coverage in the media and from politicians. There have been some major changes to legislation in Qld in 2015 and May 2017.  In this webinar, we talk about: Domestic violence Legislation updates Protection orders Court process And other practical tips for counsellors. Press Play to Listen Now OR View Full Presentation with PowerPoint Slides and Recording HERE  

Accountants Webinar – Helpful Tips To Understanding Financial Support

23 June 2017

Financial support after separation comes in different forms – not only is there child support and spouse maintenance, there is also scope for the financial support for children over 18yrs! Each of these areas are complex and frequently misunderstood and Accountants are often on the front line in getting questions about it. Press Play to Listen Now OR click HERE to View Full Presentation with PowerPoint Slides and Recording

Counsellors Webinar – Considering Children’s Wishes In The Family Court

7 June 2017

How old does a child need to be before their wishes are heard? Answering the most commonly asked question in Family Law: What are some of the common mythologies surrounding children’s wishes? How does children’s wishes fit into the legislative framework? How are children’s wishes captured in the Family Court The role of an ICL and a Family Report in the context of children's wishes. Press Play to Listen Now OR Click HERE to View Full Presentation with PowerPoint Slides and Recording

Counsellors Webinar – Counsellors, Courts and Confidentiality

22 March 2017

Client confidentiality is a crucial part of practising as a relationship counsellor and yet it is widely misunderstood. With the increasing role of mediation and other forms of dispute resolution, the provisions of the Family Law Act have come under increasing scrutiny. In recent time we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of court cases in the area. Press Play to Listen Now OR click HERE to View Full Presentation with PowerPoint Slides and Recording

Accountants Webinar – De facto Breakups and Money

21 March 2017

It’s one of the most misunderstood concepts in Family Law – “What is a de facto relationship?” It is rarely simple and the treatment of property in de facto relationships has also always been a complex area. To address the common questions that accountants are likely to get from clients, we have created a new 1 hour Webinar. “De Facto Breakups and Money” provides practical and easy-to-understand answers. Press Play to Listen Now OR click HERE to View Full Presentation with PowerPoint Slides and Recording

Counsellors Webinar – Parenting After Separation and Mediation

25 October 2016

Counsellors are often faced with the challenge of working with people through divorce, and consequently the impact it can have on their children. This webinar will guide you through various situations that your clients may encounter and provide insight and answers into some of the family law challenges.This will help you and your client. This webinar covers such areas as: Parenting arrangements post separation. The types of agreements parents can have. What is family dispute resolution? What is a Section 60 I Certificate and why it is important. Court proceedings. Tips and traps for separated parents. Types of mediation and preparing for it. Press Play to Listen Now OR click HERE to View Full Presentation with PowerPoint Slides and Recording

Accountants Webinar – Dangers in Divorce – Property Settlement Traps

18 October 2016

This webinar for Accountants provides practical information to help you and your client. The presentation focusses on some of the frequent traps that come up in divorce property settlements. Covering common issues that arise in property settlements such as: • How is superannuation considered? • Treatment of gifts, loans, lottery wins and inheritances; • How a Court assesses post separation contributions; • Special Contributions- does the entrepreneurial spouse receive more? Press Play to Listen Now. For a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, please email law@mlynch.com.au

Accountants Webinar – Divorcing Client – An Accountant’s Survival Guide

22 March 2016

This webinar is designed for accountants to help develop a basic knowledge of the part you play in your client's divorce. Working with clients on an ongoing basis you are often the first port of call for advice when it comes to their finances and divorce; sometimes the answers are not as straight forward as you anticipated. There are specific laws surrounding family law for things such as property, maintenance, tax, and superannuation that you as accountants need to be aware of. This webinar covers divorce and finance and the possible legal issues that may arise such as: Property settlement, Spouse maintenance, Child support, Production of documents and subpoenas, and Getting an agreement. Press Play to Listen Now. For a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, please email law@mlynch.com.au

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L.R., Samford
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S.C., Nundah
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A.C., Morningside
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M.T., Stafford
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J.O., Hawthorne
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R.R., Brighton
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