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How the Family Court Decides Who Gets What in a Separation or Divorce

December 20th, 2018|

When two people decide to separate one of the first things that needs to be sorted out is property. While under Australian law couples can not actually get formally divorced until one full year after they separate, they can agree on how to divide their assets – or go to [...]

Changes to Family Law Act Ban Cross-Examination of Alleged DV victims by Self Represented Litigants

December 18th, 2018|

Changes to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) which will mean people who have been convicted, or accused, of domestic violence offences, will not be allowed to cross examine their ex-partners, were passed by the Federal Senate in December. These changes are limited to the Federal Family Courts. The Family [...]

Your Child’s Rights if They Are Accused of a Crime

December 17th, 2018|

The law in Queensland provides a number of protections for children who are accused of crimes – both when they are first arrested and if they are later charged with a criminal offence. Firstly, Section 421 of the Police Powers and Responsibility Act 2000 (Qld) states if a police officer [...]