David Reardon recently gave a paper at the Pan Europe Asia Conference in St Moritz, Switzerland titled "Domestic Violence Legistlation in QLD and The Demonisation of Characters - Has the Legislation Gone Too Far or Not Far Enough?" CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION AS A PDF
A Domestic Violence Protection Order can be obtained from the Local Magistrates Court if there has been a relationship between the spouse or former spouse or if they are relatives by blood or marriage or if the parties have been in an intimate personal relationship or even an informal care relationship where one person is dependant upon the other for [...]
The Family Law Amendment (Shared Responsibility) Act 2006 (“the Shared Parenting Act”) allows for parties to now develop a Parenting Plan relating to the child pursuant to s63C of the Family Law Act. This is an agreement in writing made between the parties and deals with a person or persons with whom a child is to live, the time a [...]
The Shared Parental Responsibility Act brought dramatic changes in pre-action procedures and Applications for children’s matters in the Family and Federal Magistrates Court. When introduced into Parliament, the new legislative reforms were “heralded as the most significant changes in 30 years”; with the intention of bringing about major change in the way family dissolutions relating to children are handled.
Changes to the Family Law Act commenced on 1 July 2006 forced parents to change the way disagreements over children are resolved, moving parties away from Court towards a more co-operative approach. Now there are mandatory requirements to attend a Family Dispute Resolution Mediation (in cases not involving urgency, family violence abuse or neglect), before making an Application. There are several key [...]