Michael Lynch Family Lawyers

Issue #61


The Family Flyer is a free community service by Michael Lynch Family Lawyers. The publication is designed to be informative and topical and to assist you in understanding the ever-changing field of Family Law.

This edition includes:

  • Welcome
  • New book – Free!
  • Win a weekend on the Gold Coast
  • Something for you
  • New Website
  • Free Seminars!
  • More Relationship Centres
  • Parenting Plans – Beware!
  • Compulsory Mediation – Don’t Panic!
  • New release book – on the web


Welcome to all new readers of the Family Flyer.

Michael Lynch Family Lawyers is a Specialist Family and Relationship Law firm in Brisbane City.

For over 11 years we have been keeping our clients and the community up-to-date for FREE with the Family Flyer and our other publications.

We hope you find this information of interest.

New book – Free!

There has been a lot of change in Family Law including Shared Parenting changes in children’s matters, compulsory mediation and a new Child Support formula coming.

To help keep you up-to-date we are proud to announce the release of our book “A Guide to Family Law”.  The book is now in its 5th reprint and over 50,000 copies have been printed since its launch.  We are proud that our book has become a highly regarded resource for not only those going through Family and Relationship Law issues but anyone wanting to better understand the area.

A complimentary copy is enclosed with this “hardcopy” Family Flyer.

If you or your organisation would like more FREE copies of the book please contact Michelle on telephone (07) 3221 4300 or email us at [email protected]

Win a weekend on the Gold Coast

Stay at a luxurious 5 star hotel just by receiving the Family Flyer by email!

We have recently passed 5,000 subscribers to our monthly Family Flyer – a real milestone!

To be more efficient in delivering the Flyer to readers and to ensure that you are kept up-to-date immediately we encourage you to receive the Family Flyer by email.

Receiving the Flyer by email is easy and provides you with quick and efficient delivery of the Flyer to your computer screen.

Simply log on to www.mlfl.com.au and register your email for the FREE service.

As an added incentive to sign on to receive the Family Flyer by email we shall be drawing one email subscriber on Monday, 30 July 2007 as the winner of a weekend on the Gold Coast staying at a luxurious 5 star hotel.


Something for you

The Family Flyer provides you with a wealth of information.  Some recent articles have been:

  • What is the right age to listen to a child’s wishes? – Issue 36
  • Grandparents contact with grandchildren – Issue 35
  • Making child contact happen – Issue 42
  • What is a Pre-Nuptial Agreement? – Issue 42
  • Big changes in Child Support – Issue 47
  • Penalties for failing to comply with a Parenting Order – Issue 48
  • What is Domestic Violence? – Issue 50
  • Tips on coping financially after Divorce – Issue 58

For copies of these articles and more, visit www.mlfl.com.au.

New Website

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website.

Michael Lynch Family Lawyers

For over 11 years our focus has been to provide helpful, easy-to-understand information.  The website is rich with information, including all previous editions of the Family Flyer.

We are extremely proud of what is available on the website.

Bookmark it for yourself and make use of the great resources.

Visit us at www.mlfl.com.au.

Free Seminars!

We run FREE Family Law Seminars.

Over the last year we have presented almost 50 Seminars to a diverse range of audiences, including doctors, financial planners, accountants, psychologists, community groups, schools etc.

Seminars are usually for one hour, with a powerpoint presentation and handout notes.

If your organisation would like us to present a Seminar, visit our website to see the Seminar topics or contact us to discuss designing a Seminar to suit you.

More Relationship Centres

The second stage of the Federal Government’s roll out of FRC’s occurs on 1 July 2007.

25 new Centres will open on 1 July and that follows the 15 Centres that opened in July last year.

In South East Queensland the new Centres will be at the Gold Coast, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast and Upper Mt Gravatt.

The Centres provide information and mediation, not legal advice.

Anyone going through separation should immediately get Specialist Family Law advice before starting any other process.

Parenting Plans – Beware!

From July 2006 Parenting Plans now provide another method of documenting children’s arrangements.

There are significant tips and traps to be aware of.  To help readers we have published a detailed paper, visit Family Flyer Edition 59, at www.mlfl.com.au.

Compulsory Mediation – Don’t Panic!

From 1 July this year anyone wanting to file a Court Application for children’s arrangements must have a certificate of attendance at mediation.

This is the first time there has been compulsory mediation in the Family Court.

We recommend anyone going through separation obtain Specialist Family Law advice before engaging in a mediation process to ensure they are aware of their legal position and the other options open to them. For more information see Family Flyer Edition 60, visit www.mlfl.com.au.

New release book – on the web

The longer and more comprehensive version of our new book “A Guide to Family Law” is printed in full on our website.

You can read and download the book for FREE by visiting www.mlfl.com.au.

Contact details

Michael Lynch Family Lawyers

Michael Lynch*

Senior Associates
Helen Bryden*
Kirstie Colls*

Elizabeth Millar
Amelia Trotman

Clare McCormack
Amy Honan

* Queensland Law Society
Accredited Family Law Specialists

Telephone: 07 3221 4300
Facsimile: 07 3221 9454
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.mlfl.com.au
Address: Level 6
193 North Quay
Brisbane Qld 4000
Post: PO Box 12027
George St, Brisbane Qld 4003




Copyright 2007


This document contains general comments only and should not be relied upon as specific legal advice. Readers should contact this Office for detailed information or advice on any topic in this document. Changes to the law occur regularly, no responsibility for any loss or damage caused to any person acting in reliance on this document shall be accepted by the Principal of this Office. No part of this document may be included on any document, circular or statement without our written approval.

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