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Our team of experienced Gold Coast family lawyers can provide assistance for a range of matters relating to family law, including:
Adoption is the permanent and legal transfer of all parental rights and responsibilities from one person/couple to another.
Adoptive parents and children have the same rights as biological parents and children under the Family Law Act 1975. Adoption removes the legal rights and responsibilities of the child’s birth family.
Applying To The Court
You can apply to the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court for orders relating to: the distribution of assets, liabilities and financial resources of the parties; the payment of spousal or de facto maintenance; the payment of child support; the parenting arrangements of any children.
Binding Financial Agreements
A Financial Agreement (commonly referred to as a Binding Financial Agreement or “BFA”) is a legally binding agreement between the two parties of a relationship seeking to finalise certain financial matters that may arise in the event of a breakdown of the relationship.
The abuse of a child is a serious issue. If you have immediate concerns for a child’s safety, you should contact the Queensland Police Service by dialling “000” or the Department of Child Safety on 1800 177 135.
Child Custody & Parenting Arrangements
Separated parties whom share a child are often required to consider the current and future parenting arrangements of any children borne of their relationship.
Child support is a payment of financial support of one parent (“the payer parent”) of a child to the other parent (“payee parent”), to assist with the cost of caring for the child.
It can also be the payment of financial support of both parents to another person whom has the care of the child, to assist with the cost of caring for the child.
Collaborative Law is a modern alternative to traditional family law practice that focuses on reaching resolution, by minimising conflict and addressing the parties’ legal, financial and emotional needs, without the threat of going to Court.
Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage by a Court. It is not an all encompassing application and is separate to matters such as parenting, property division and/or maintenance.
Domestic violence is a serious issue. If you have immediate concerns for your safety, you should contact the Queensland Police Service by dialling “000”. Domestic violence (or Family violence) is the physical (including sexual), emotional and economical abuse by a person (“the respondent”) towards another person…
Family Law Property Settlement
Following separation, in circumstances where a financial agreement has not previously been entered into, you and your former partner may be required to finalise your financial matters by way of a property settlement or application to the Court.
In 2011, the Relationship Act 2011 was introduced to allow same-sex and opposite sex couples the option to officially register their de facto relationship with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Same Sex Relationships
A same sex relationship is a relationship between two persons of the same sex, regardless of their sexual orientation. In Australia the relevant legislation that governs family law, domestic violence and child protection matters regards a same sex relationship as a de facto relationship.
If you have separated or are planning on separating, our experienced team of family lawyers can provide you with practical and helpful advice about your legal rights, obligations and entitlements that relate to any family law matters arising out of your separation.
Special Medical Procedures
The provision of medical treatment for a child is ordinarily considered to fall within the scope of parental responsibility. If the parents agree, the Court and/or any relevant authority are unlikely to be concerned by such a decision. However, there are certain special medical procedures which fall outside of parental responsibility…
Surrogacy is an assisted reproductive treatment where a child is carried by a woman on behalf of another woman or couple, using the genetic material of either the intended parent(s) or a donor.
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