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A Child Protection Order is a direction from a Court requiring or authorising someone to do or not do something, such as giving CSS the custody or guardianship of a child and authority to place a child in out-of-home care....

In family law, people often have the misconception that an inheritance is excluded from the property pool. In fact, the Court can exercise their discretion to deal with the inheritance by either including it as an asset in the property pool, include part of it...

One way the Federal Circuit and Family Court order Gold Coast Australia is attempting to alleviate delays and costs for parties to family law Gold Coast disputes is by the introduction and development of various specialist lists. Examples of specialist lists, and their intended category...

There is no hard and fast rule regarding how a HECS debt (HELP/Student Loan) will be treated in a family law property settlement Gold Coast. There are many reported judgments where such a debt is included in the matrimonial property pool, and many other reported...

The new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Rules 2021 (Cth) (the “Rules”) rely heavily on dispute resolution to achieve its overarching purpose of facilitating the just resolution of disputes according to law as quickly, inexpensively and efficiently as possible.  Each prospective party to a proceeding in...

Part 12.3 of the recently commenced Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Family Law) Rules 2021 (“the Rules”) imposes stringent obligations to provide costs notices prior to any Court event in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. ...

Before filing a parenting proceeding, parties are required to obtain a certificate from a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (“FDRP”) before commencing a proceeding in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. However, there are limited circumstances in which a certificate will not need...

A court may make a cost order that requires a legal practitioner to personally pay an order for costs. Cost orders against legal practitioners in family law can occur in circumstances where one party has incurred costs because of:- Failure to comply with the Rules; orFailure to...