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  • Will Kits: A Cheap Solution or Expensive Problem?

    Will Kits: A Cheap Solution or Expensive Problem?

    Problems with DIY Will Kits Home Latest News and Articles Problems with DIY Will Kits Will Kits: A cheap solution or expensive problem? As like any normal business from time to time I like to offer special offers for legal services, and as seems to go with legal advertising, occasionally people take it upon themselves […]Read More »
  • Tis The Seasons For Separation

    Tis The Seasons For Separation

    Tis The Seasons For Separation Home The Seasons For Separation The Seasons For Separation So the Christmas tree is up and all the presents purchased.  Everyone says Christmas is a time where families get together and like some B Grade Disney movie, everyone forgives each other and all is happy and peaceful in the world.  […]Read More »
  • 25 Extremely Bizarre Court Cases

    25 Extremely Bizarre Court Cases

    25 Extremely Bizarre Court Cases by List25 Home 25 Extremely Bizarre Court Cases 25 Extremely Bizarre Court Cases From time to time we like to keep things a bit more light hearted here and we came across this video by List25 which goes over 25 court cases that surely stuck in the minds of all […]Read More »
  • Child Custody & Separation

    Child Custody & Separation

    Child Custody & Separation Home Child Custody & Separation: What are the Rules? Child Custody & Separation: What are the Rules? So you and your partner are having problems.  Maybe you have already separated….maybe you are just thinking about it.  One of the main questions I get asked by my clients in Child Custody matters […]Read More »
  • 10 Things People do wrong in Child Custody Matters

    10 Things People do wrong in Child Custody Matters

    10 Things People do wrong in Child Custody Matters Home 10 Things People do wrong in Child Custody Matters 10 Things People do wrong in Child Custody Matters Child custody can be one of the emotionally hardest things that a person can go through.  Fighting over child custody or access to a child sometimes has […]Read More »
  • Why Your Friends are NOT Your Lawyers

    Why Your Friends are NOT Your Lawyers

    Why Your Friends are NOT Your Lawyers Home Why Your Friends are NOT Your Lawyers Why Your Friends are NOT Your Lawyers Today I sat down with a lady (Let’s call her ‘Jessie’ for this article) and I proceeded to advise her in relation to her child custody, asset division and divorce issues.  By the […]Read More »
  • Men’s Rights In Child Custody

    Men’s Rights In Child Custody

    Men’s Rights In Child Custody Home Men’s Rights In Child Custody Men’s Rights In Child Custody From the start, I need to make it clear that under the Family Law Act 1975 in Australia, technically there is no such thing as men’s rights or women’s rights.  In fact, the only rights that the court is […]Read More »
  • Separation from a Man’s View vs. a Woman’s

    Separation from a Man’s View vs. a Woman’s

    Separation from a Man’s View v Separation from a Woman’s View Home Separation from a Man’s View v Separation from a Woman’s View Separation from a Man’s View v Separation from a Woman’s View As I was driving to work this morning listening to 97.3FM I heard a story about a man who was confused […]Read More »
  • 97.3 FM Pay Your Divorce

    97.3 FM Pay Your Divorce

    97.3 FM Pay Your Divorce Home 97.3 FM Pay Your Divorce 97.3 FM Pay Your Divorce 97.3 FM have run a segment which is sponsored by Queensland Family Law Practice called ‘Pay Your Divorce’. Couples are on the show with Robin, Terry & Bob You get to hear both the wife’s and husband’s side of […]Read More »
  • Weird Facts About Family Law

    Weird Facts About Family Law

    Weird Facts About Family Law From Around The World Home Weird Facts About Family Law Weird Facts About Family Law The world of Family Law can get a little too serious, a little too often, so here are some more lighthearted facts about marriage for you. In France it is legal to marry someone who […]Read More »
  • Myths and Misconceptions in Family Law

    Myths and Misconceptions in Family Law

    Myths and Misconceptions in Family Law Home Myths and Misconceptions in Family Law Myths and Misconceptions in Family Law Parents are automatically entitled to equal shared care Misconception Consideration is given to what is in the best interests of the child. If equal time with both parents is not appropriate, then substantial and significant time […]Read More »
  • Abuse of the Domestic Violence Order

    Abuse of the Domestic Violence Order

    Abuse of the Domestic Violence Order Home Abuse of the Domestic Violence Order The Abuse of the Domestic Violence Order Our very own Tracey McMillan was recently asked to make a speech at the Australian Stop Domestic Violence Conference where she covered the abuse of the Domestic Violence Order. People can be quite surprised by […]Read More »
  • Top 6 Myths about Separating

    Top 6 Myths about Separating

    Top 6 Myths about Separating Home Top 6 Myths about Separating Top 6 Myths about Separating and Divorce Myth 1- If we separate I am entitled to 50% of the assets Possibly the most common myth about separating is that people assume if they separated their assets would be automatically divided 50/50. While this may […]Read More »
  • Matrimonial Law – Law Firm of the Year in Australia 2016

    Matrimonial Law – Law Firm of the Year in Australia 2016

    Matrimonial Law – Law Firm of the Year in Australia Home Matrimonial Law – Law Firm of the Year in Australia 2016 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award for Matrimonial Law – Law Firm of the Year in Australia Tracey and the team at Queensland Family Law Practice have had an ongoing, decade-long commitment to family […]Read More »
  • Domestic Violence Lawyers Queensland

    Domestic Violence Lawyers Queensland

    Domestic Violence Lawyers Brisbane Home Domestic Violence Domestic Violence Experts WHAT IS A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDER A domestic violence order (DVO) is a civil order enforcing conditions about how a person can deal with another person.  The order last for a period of no longer than 2 years. A domestic violence order is not a […]Read More »
  • Myths of Child Custody

    Myths of Child Custody

    Myths of Child Custody Home Myths of Child Custody Myths of Child Custody 1. When people separate the children will automatically live with the Mother. There are no laws that state who a child should live with upon separation.  As such it is up to both parents to determine who the children should live with […]Read More »
  • What assets will be Controlled by your Will?

    What assets will be Controlled by your Will?

    What assets will be Controlled by your Will? Home What assets will be Controlled by your Will? What assets will be included in your estate and controlled by your Will? Jointly owned assets If any of your assets (eg. your house) are owned by you and your spouse together as joint tenants then the asset […]Read More »
  • Child Support and Parentage Testing

    Child Support and Parentage Testing

    Child Support & Parentage Testing Home Child Support and Parentage Testing Child Support and Parentage Testing When there is a dispute about parentage relating to a child and the payment of child support, a declaration from the Court can be sought. Under section 116 of the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989, the Court has the […]Read More »
  • Australian STOP Domestic Violence Conference 2015

    Australian STOP Domestic Violence Conference 2015

    Australian STOP Domestic Violence Home Australian STOP Domestic Violence Conference 2015 Australian STOP Domestic Violence Conference 2015 The 2015 Australian STOP Domestic Violence Conference started today down in Canberra. The conference is running for Dec 7 – 9th at the Rex Hotel and we are fortunate enough to have our very own Tracey McMillan asked […]Read More »
  • Attorney Tracey McMillan Recognised for Excellence in Family Law

    Attorney Tracey McMillan Recognised for Excellence in Family Law

    Attorney Tracey McMillan Recognised for Excellence in Family Law Home Latest News and Articles Tracey McMillan Recognised for Excellence in Family Law Attorney Tracey McMillan Recognised for Excellence in Family Law Tracey McMillan, Director of Queensland Family Law Practice, is known by her professional peers for her ability to win cases that other lawyers may […]Read More »
  • When to fight and when to settle

    When to fight and when to settle

    When to fight and when to settle Home Latest News and Articles When to fight and when to settle When to fight and when to settle People experience separation come to Family Lawyers seeking legal assistance to do a variety of things. Some people want to settle a matter by agreement and don’t want to […]Read More »
  • Property Settlement Time Limit

    Property Settlement Time Limit

    Property Settlement Time Limit Home Latest News and Articles Property settlement time limit Property settlement time limit If you have separated from your husband or wife there is a key family law time limit you should know about. You have only 12 months from the date of your Divorce to settle your property matters or […]Read More »
  • Inheritances in Family Law

    Inheritances in Family Law

    Inheritances in Family Law Home Latest News and Articles Inheritances in Family Law Can I keep my inherited assets out of the relationship asset pool? The common position in relation to inheritances is that an inheritance received during or prior to divorce will be included into the property pool. This is the case even if […]Read More »
  • Child support and business income

    Child support and business income

    Child support and business income Home Latest News and Articles Child support and business income Child support and business income For most parents, their just and proper child support assessment is easily obtained by registering with the Child Support Agency and producing their most recent tax returns and salary information. Difficulties can arise where one […]Read More »
  • How to keep legal fees down

    How to keep legal fees down

    How to keep your legal fees down Home Latest News and Articles How to keep legal fees down How to keep legal fees down In today’s litigious environment it is easy for your legal fees to spiral out of control. Often, your legal fees are increased through matters which are largely out of your hands […]Read More »