Family Law & Court Orders: Answer to Essential School Questions

More and more, family law issues are impacting upon Schools. Schools are invariably asked to assist families who have experienced domestic violence and family separations. Often, it is easy for staff to get embroiled in the dispute. This results in unnecessary stress on staff and distracting staff and organisations from their core role or business … Read more

Parental Responsibility: Who Makes Decisions

When faced with a parenting dispute, there are a number of issues that a couple would have to deal with regarding decision making. The disputes would normally fall into one of the three categories of issues below: Who makes decisions for a child; What the daily living arrangements are for the child; and Other peripheral … Read more

Fact Sheet on Parenting Arrangements

Separation can be a difficult time for families, particularly where there are children involved. The law in Australia considers the child’s best interests as having the utmost importance when dealing with Parenting Arrangements. Common disputes between parents include who makes decisions for the children and the amount of time the child will spend with each parent. … Read more

Parenting Plan & Children

Our article “Family Law: Formalising Agreements reached between the parties by Deeds of Settlement & Court Orders”, discussed the many different ways parties in a Family Law dispute are able to finalise their agreement.  One option for parenting matters is for parents to enter into a Family Parenting Plan. What is a Parenting Plan? Family Law Parenting … Read more

Our Brisbane Family Lawyers

If you’re looking for specialist family lawyers, we can help. Our family law team have more than 36 years combined experience – so you’re in safe hands with Corney & Lind. Our solicitors work out of our offices in Herston – opposite the Royal Brisbane Hospital, on the fringe of the CBD. How we can … Read more

James Tan | Senior Associate

James Tan | Senior Associate James was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2013 and the High Court of Australia in 2013 following extensive legal training in our office. In spite of his youthful appearance, James has undertaken legal studies and significant on the job legal training at Corney & … Read more

COVID-19 Extension Act: An Update on some Key Changes

On 2 December 2020, the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020 (‘COVID Extension Act’)was passed by the Queensland Parliament. This was later assented on 4 December 2020. One of its key objectives, as articulated by the Explanatory Notes, is to ‘extend the operation of all COVID-19 related legislation which is still required … Read more