International child abduction – COVID-19 is not a ‘shield’ to avoid return15 September 2021 | Family Law
A recent decision of the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia sends a clear message to parents that they cannot use the risks associated with COVID-19 as a shield to justify wrongfully retaining a child outside their usual place of residence. In...
Tell me about maintenance23 July 2021 | Family Law
At the end of a marriage or de facto relationship it is not uncommon for parties to consider whether they may be eligible to receive maintenance to support themselves. In this article we explain the obligation for a person to financially support their...
Co-parenting after separation – achieving better outcomes for the children30 June 2021 | Family Law
If you have separated or are thinking about separating from your partner, it is easy to lose sight of what is important and get distracted by the many issues you will be facing, particularly when it comes to parenting. BN’s Melanie Rubin and Bryan Do provide some guidance about things you can do...
5 Tips For Finding the Right Family Lawyer5 May 2021 | Family Law
Knowing where to go and what to look for in a family lawyer can be overwhelming, especially at such a difficult time in your life. Keep in mind that you will have to discuss some very personal issues including your children, your assets, and your financial circumstances, so finding a lawyer you feel...
Working together to resolve relationship disputes19 March 2021 | Family Law
When your relationship breaks down you can access a range of dispute resolution services to help you and your former partner reach agreement. These services can include negotiation between lawyers, mediation, arbitration, conciliation and family dispute...
Recent Changes to Queensland’s Guardianship System7 December 2020 | Wills & Estates
Important changes to Queensland’s guardianship system came into effect on 30 November 2020. The changes place a greater focus on consistency with human rights and enabling adults with impaired capacity to participate in the decision making process....