Entries by Adam

Family Law Series: Enforcement of Court Orders

For Family Law, the type of orders you have in place will determine what options you have in relation to enforcement.

Contravention Applications apply to parenting orders and can be made when one party alleges that the other has failed to comply with the orders. This is most frequent when one party does not allow […]

Family Law Series: Parenting Orders

Parenting orders are a set of orders finalised by the court which detail the parenting arrangements for a child or children. They can be made either by consent or after a court hearing/trial.

The arrangements that parenting orders deal with include where the child is to live, the time the child will spend with each […]

Family Law Series: Financial Agreements v Consent Orders

If you and your partner have come to an agreement on division of property and now need to finalise the agreement, it is important to consider which option is most appropriate for your circumstances.

Financial Agreements are a good option to finalise the division of property without having to go to court as they do […]

Family Law Series: What is a Parenting Plan?

A Parenting Plan is an informal written agreement between the parents of a child, setting out the parenting arrangements. Parenting Plans are designed to be a less formal process than court to document a parenting agreement.

For a Parenting Plan to be considered effective, it must be signed and dated by the parents of the […]

Injured at Work? Know Your Entitlements.

Injured workers often find themselves in a difficult financial situation. Not only are they struggling with the physical and psychological aspects of their injury but their ability to earn an income has been affected. Often they have a family to support and a reduction in income adds to the stress and anxiety already being felt.

We’re Separated. It’s Time To Move On. What Now?

Although the statistics for divorce suggest it is becoming more common nowadays, it is nevertheless a difficult time for those going through it. What follows is a (very) brief overview of what happens after a married couple separates and wants to divorce.

Have you been separated long enough?

Before a divorce application can be made, […]

They Owe Me Money! How Can I Get It Back?

If someone owes you money or has some of your property in their possession, there are a number of steps you can take to recover this – and going to Court sometimes isn’t the best first-up solution.

Firstly, in order to save costs, it may be appropriate to discuss the matter with the other person. […]

Police Abuse of Power….What Can Be Done?

It may come as a surprise to some people, but except for a few necessary exceptions the police are subject to the same rules and obligations as every other citizen. When they exceed their powers or act outside their authority and other citizens are harmed the courts will provide an avenue for redress and in […]

Mediation & Conciliation – What’s the big deal?

It could be a battle of wills concerning parenting issues, a dispute with an insurer about payment for treatment in some workers compensation cases, or a negotiation process to resolve a common law claim. Maybe it’s a conflict within the workplace, or two business who are having a fight. Parties can become bogged down with […]

Power Restored: WCC Available to Challenge Wage Underpayments for Workers

Since the 1st of July 2019, the Workers Compensation Commission (WCC) has been able to once again allow injured workers to challenge calculations of their Pre-Injury Average Weekly Earnings (PIAWE) – this was the amount of money that the Insurer had calculated an injured worker was entitled to.

In many instances, this amount was incorrect […]