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Who gets to keep the dog?

Posted On: 4 September

When couples separate, the main source of conflict in a family law dispute is often the house and the children.  But who gets to keep the dog (or other loved family pet) when a family is divided? According to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), pets are considered property in the same way as furniture, …

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The Full Court of the Family Court of Australia in the matter of Grady & Chilcott (2020) recently considered whether the de facto wife of an 8-year de facto relationship, was entitled to receive a property settlement from her former de facto husband. Whilst you might think that being in a relationship for a period …

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Are property and assets split equally? When couples separate, the division of property, assets and liabilities is one of the main issues to be considered.  A common misconception surrounding this process is that everything is split 50/50. There is no rule in family law property matters stating that assets and property should be shared equally, …

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Recipe: Pork and Fennel Ragu*

Posted On: 29 June

This ragu is one of Rebecca’s favourites.  It is all about coaxing the flavour from every ingredient through long, slow cooking.  The result is a super-tasty rich sauce to serve over polenta, gnocchi or any kind of pasta. This will be sure to warm you up on these chilly winter evenings of late. Ingredients 1/3 …

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What is Child support? The Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth) imposes a duty on parents to financially maintain their children by way of “child support” payments. Child support is an ongoing payment made by one parent to another, to assist in financially caring for and supporting a child. A child is defined as a …

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Parry Coates Mediation Rooms

Posted On: 27 June

Are you looking for rooms in Brisbane CBD to host your upcoming mediation? With a boardroom that seats up to 8 people and two additional break out rooms, together with printing facilities and tea and coffee on arrival, we will ensure the parties’ needs are covered at our Mediation Centre at Parry Coates Family Law. …

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Belinda is our superstar Administration Assistant, providing legal support to Rebecca and Candace as well as assisting Amy with management tasks as required. Belinda was new to the world of family law when she joined our team in late 2019, but brought with her an extensive background of administrative support.  Her daily tasks are crucial in ensuring …

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Each May, Queensland marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month to raise community awareness and to send a clear message that domestic and family violence in families and homes will not be tolerated.  The arrival of COVID-19 and the restrictions placed on our lives has meant that, now more than ever, it is important to …

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Family law useful links

Checklists, information and useful links about Family Law services in Queensland and how they may impact your circumstances.

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Your first appointment

Our family law specialists are here to help put your mind at ease. Find out what to expect in your first appointment at Parry Coates.

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