Family Law & Spousal Maintenance

Family Law & Spousal Maintenance

Does Spousal Maintenance Law affect you in Australia? Spousal maintenance is financial support paid by one party of a relationship to their former partner in circumstances where they are unable to adequately support themselves. It does not matter whether the parties...
Financial Support for Children and Families

Financial Support for Children and Families

Child Support Financial support for children in Australia is governed by the provisions of the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 and the Child Support  (Registration Collection) Act 1988. The effect of the Registration and Collection Act was to create the Child...
Superannuation and Family Law Cairns

Superannuation and Family Law Cairns

What Happens To Your Super If Your Relationship Breaks Down? In December 2002 the Federal government enacted legislation to permit the division of superannuation interests upon relationship breakdowns bringing Australia into line with most western jurisdictions with...
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and child care arrangements

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and child care arrangements

The continued development of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) has disrupted all facets of our lives. The Queensland and Federal Governments are dealing with a rapidly evolving situation and responding with measures they consider appropriate in the circumstances. As the...
Procedural changes in family law courts

Procedural changes in family law courts

2019 was the year of review of the Family Law system which operates in Australia and on 9 April 2019 the Australian Law Reform Commission issued its final report “Family Law for the Future – An Enquiry into the Family Law System”. One of the significant...