Category Archives: Family Law

  • Happy New Year from the Taxman

    Posted on January 5, 2014 at 5:36 pm under Family Law category.

    Firstly from Tony and me Happy New Year to all our clients, colleagues and friends. As the song goes “let’s make it a good one”. Just before we went away a circular came through to me from the Family Law Section about a proposed change from the tax office when companies distribute monies or assets […]

  • Billings – a balanced approach

    Posted on November 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm under Family Law category.

    On 15 November 2013, The Courier Mail ran a story under the headline “Queensland Legal Services Commission helpless to stop lawyers’ dodgy billing practices”. In 2011, the Legal Services Commission sought submissions with respect to itemised bills for lawyers. When Tony and I started our practice 13 years ago, we recognised the process of billing […]

  • Imagine

    Posted on June 19, 2013 at 3:56 pm under Family Law category.

    It has been a while since my last blog but I have been up to a few things which I will share with you over the next few weeks. Imagine a world where clients and lawyers sit together around a table to cooperate and assist each other (including the lawyers) to resolve parties’ differences. Well, […]

  • Family violence ? a new definition

    Posted on September 25, 2012 at 5:34 pm under Family Law category.

    There have been some significant changes to the Family Law Act and the Domestic Violence Act about defining family violence. Everyone realises that someone being hit by another member of a family is unacceptable and is clearly violence under the definition. What the former legislation did not recognise was that such violent behaviour is only […]

  • Free Family Law Resources

    Posted on September 18, 2012 at 9:26 am under Family Law category.