Online Resources for Separating Couples

Separation is a difficult time for all people involved. Here at Corney & Lind Lawyers, we have found some resources that can be quite helpful to separating couples. Apps Name Price What it does Talking Parents Free Provides co-parenting communication tools, including a platform for messaging (which is unalterable and easy to export if necessary … Read more

Revenge Porn

On 21 February 2019 the Criminal Code (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Amendment Act 2019 (“the Act”) became law. The Act amended the definition section of the Criminal Code (“the Code”), and added a new section 223. Together, the amendments criminalise the distribution – or the threat of distribution – of an intimate image or … Read more

Child Maintenance After 18

Typically, child support is only payable until the relevant child becomes a legal adult. That is, the day the child officially turns 18, any child support agreement becomes void. However, there are two main exceptions to this rule found under section 66L of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (‘the Act’), where child support can … Read more

Is It Really Domestic Violence?

Despite the prevalence of domestic violence in Australian families, community attitudes still seem to be ‘out of step’ with the facts. As a first step to helping someone who is in an abusive relationship, it’s important to know how the law defines domestic violence. In Queensland, this primarily means looking at the Domestic and Family … Read more

Can My Ex Take My Child Overseas?

The separation of parents can often be a difficult time, particularly when it involves one parent wishing to take a child overseas. During the parental dispute, a risk may arise that one parent may take the child overseas without the other parent’s consent with the intention of not returning the child . Fortunately, you can … Read more

Daddy or Donor?

Lessons From Massons v Parsons The High Court of Australia has recently ruled on appeal a sperm donor to be the legal father of an 11-year-old child after he was actively involved in her life. The case with the pseudonym of Massons v Parsons [2019] HCA 21 involved a 49-year-old man who agreed to donate … Read more

Family Law Act Section 75(2): Property Settlement Special Circumstances

Property Settlement Special Circumstances The third step in the four-step process that the Court generally applies to property settlements is to determine whether there are any special circumstances that require adjustment to the property settlement amount. These adjustments are usually based on each parties’ future needs. This step follows after the initial two steps of … Read more