Tag Archives: Family Court

Overflow Causes The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court to Merge

By | May 12, 2021

Many know that the family law courts are overflowing with matters and many of those matters relate to family violence and abuse, neglect, or harm coming to children. Some may not know that the majority of all family law matters that go to Court start off in the Federal Circuit Court. This Court (originally named The Federal Magistrates… Read More »

Can Family Court Make An Order In Relation To An Unborn Child?

By | March 19, 2021

No! The Family Court is powerless to make orders prior to the birth of the child. As a family lawyer, I often receive inquiries from soon-to-be fathers wanting to know their rights in relation to their unborn child. In a recent matter, the father gave instructions in relation to his partner’s pregnancy. The expected date of birth of… Read More »

Family Court Settlements | Family Lawyers Mackay

By | March 18, 2021

If the Family Court orders mediation or you and your partner agree, you may be allowed to have your lawyer present in the mediation. The Mediator’s role is to assist communication between you and your partner so that you can have open discussions and negotiate a settlement. Please read the originial post here: https://familylawyersmackay.com.au/practice-area/family-court-settlements/

What’s The Lighthouse Project effect in Brisbane, Australia 2021?

By | March 3, 2021

The Lighthouse Project came into effect in the Brisbane Registry of the Family and Federal Circuit Court of Australia in early 2021. It is a pilot program designed to assist the most vulnerable participants in parenting matters with concerns as to family violence, abuse or neglect, substance issues, and other safety issues. Please read the originial post here:… Read More »