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Coercive Control Laws in Queensland – A Dog’s Breakfast

In 2023, the Queensland Government proudly introduced and passed amending legislation designed to criminalise behaviour in intimate personal relationships known as “coercive control”. In doing so it joined a variety of other States around Australia with similar laws. To many, this was a long awaited positive development in the policing of certain types of domestic

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I’m Separating – Do I need to get the Court Involved?

Every day, people begin and end personal relationships. The vast majority of endings happen without the Court getting involved in any way, shape or form. Sometimes this is because the relationships were fairly new, casual, or potentially not committed to the extent of either marriage or a recognisable de facto relationship. But there are some

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Are Men unfairly treated by the Court in Parenting Matters?

By Bianca McDuff – Senior Family Lawyer Having practised in Family Law for several years, a common concern I hear from fathers is the perception that the Court is biased against men. Whilst the Family Law Act is written in gender-neutral terms and does not contain any considerations that specifically favour mothers, the statistics from

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Communicating with a Narcissistic Co-parent

One of our experienced family law practitioners, Bianca McDuff discusses communication strategy methods that may assist.  Navigating parenting arrangements and communicating with the other parent can be difficult following separation. Separation in itself brings about a number of heightened emotions. These emotions do not always resolve with the passing of time. Communication issues often escalate

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5 Conversations to Have before your Family Law Mediation

Family law mediation is a significant event in the course of a separation. While it could take place early, mediation is often after months of document gathering, advice, and possible Court hearings. So it’s no surprise that adequately preparing for mediation is essential. Below we set out 5 key discussions you should have with your

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