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The Brand New Family Court Experience… What’s Changed?

Of the many complaints levelled at the family law system in Australia over the last little while, there are a few dominant themes: it takes too long, people “game” the system, and processes involving children are manifestly inadequate. In an effort to dramatically overhaul the family law system and address many of these issues, earlier …

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Failing to Report Sexual Offences against Children is Now an Offence

As of 5 July 2021, it has become an offence in Queensland if you fail to report sexual offending against children. In this article, we’ll set out how the new law works, who it applies to, and what exceptions there are to the reporting requirements. The New Reporting Obligations in a Nutshell If you are …

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TWC Lawyers – Welcome Grant Furiosi to our Family Law Division

Grant joined TWC Lawyers in October 2020 and comes with great experience. Experience Grant is admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia and practises exclusively in Family Law. With regular appearances before the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia and Magistrates Courts he …

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TWC Lawyers – Welcome Natalie Tuson to our Family Law Division

Experience Natalie has experience in all areas of Family Law including parenting disputes, property division, spousal maintenance and divorce. Natalie has specific knowledge in business related matters largely due to her commercial law and banking background. Natalie also has experience in all areas of Domestic and Family Violence matters. Natalie is able to assist clients …

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TWC Lawyers – Welcome Gabby King to our TWC Team

Gabby King Graduate Lawyer Gabrielle (Gabby)  King BA (Griffith University) Gabby graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Criminology and Justice and a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and is due to be admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Australia in December 2021. Gabby is an experienced law clerk/legal secretary working in …

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TWC Lawyers – Welcome Michelle Landon to our TWC Team

Michelle Landon Legal Secretary BA (Southern Cross University) Michelle has previously completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science and Masters in Criminology at Bond University, whereby she had the opportunity to participate in work experience with the Logan office of Probation and Parole. Michelle is currently completing her Bachelor of Law degree at Southern Cross University …

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TWC Lawyers – Welcome Chrissy Trueman to our Family Law Division

TWC Lawyers would like to Welcome Senior Associate Family Lawyer With over 20 years experience, Chrissy relishes family law and prides herself on mediation of matters should the opportunity arise. Although Chrissy is a mediation specialist, Chrissy has had a vast array of matters and with her investment banking and finance background, can navigate not …

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DISTRICT COURT TRIAL UPDATE

The verdict is out. After a hung jury, a mistrial and a third trial our client was found not guilty in the Brisbane District Court today for a sexual offence charge. Persistence and belief in the court system has resulted in the correct verdict for our client after enduring this charge in early 2019.

A Simple Guide to the Separation Process in Queensland

If you’ve decided to separate from your spouse, it’s easy to get a bit lost in the separation process. What should you do when, how does it happen, and do you need to involve lawyers or Courts along the way? In this guide, we’re going to run you through an example separation step by step. In doing so, we hope that you’ll see the …

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What to Do If You’re Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence in Australia

It’s every person’s nightmare that at some point they will be falsely accused of domestic violence. Whether that’s part of a family law dispute, a larger disagreement or it comes completely out of the blue, knowing how to respond if you’re wrongly accused of domestic violence is going to make a significant difference to outcomes. …

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International Parental Child Abduction to a Non-Hague Convention Country

Background After a family separation, we began attending to our client’s property settlement matter. In the meantime, our client’s estranged wife took their two children out of Australia to her place of birth and left them in the care of the maternal grandparents. Our client’s estranged wife then returned to Australia without the children. The …

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