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Protection Order Applications: Police Aggrieved

Protection Order Applications: Police Aggrieved

In domestic violence matters the police can apply for a protection order to be made when they believe it is necessary to prevent further domestic violence. In these situations, the police are applying for an order on behalf of the protected person.

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COVID-19: Stay-at-home Law and Domestic Violence

COVID-19: Stay-at-home Law and Domestic Violence

In January 2020 the Queensland government declared a Public Health Emergency and implemented new laws requiring Queenslanders to stay at home. There are exceptions that allow people to leave their homes in certain circumstances. Some of these exceptions include allowing a person to leave their home to escape from domestic violence.

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COVID-19: Stay-at-Home Law and Parenting Arrangements

COVID-19: Stay-at-Home Law and Parenting Arrangements

In January 2020 the Queensland government declared a Public Health Emergency and implemented new laws requiring Queenslanders to stay at home. There are exceptions that allow people to leave their homes in certain circumstances. Some of these exceptions include facilitating parenting arrangements for separated families.

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COVID-19: Ending your Tenancy due to Domestic Violence

COVID-19: Ending your Tenancy due to Domestic Violence

Recent changes to tenancy law as a part of the Queensland government’s response to to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency have made it quicker and easier for anyone experiencing domestic violence to end their tenancy.

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Affidavits

Affidavits

Affidavits, even for lawyers, take many drafts. Preparing an affidavit is not something you should leave to the last minute or even the last week – especially if you want other people to help you finish it. Each Court will generally have time limits within which your affidavit material is to be filed and served. […]

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Best Interests of the Child

Best Interests of the Child

The paramount consideration in any matter concerning parenting or children is the best interests of the child/ren. The Family Law Act (“the Act”) sets out certain criteria which the Court must have regard to when making decisions regarding children. This criterion is set out below. It is important that you understand that each family is […]

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Caveats

Caveats

A caveat is a legal document that prevents any dealings with land (for example prevents the land from being sold or mortgaged). It is a very serious step to take. You should only lodge a caveat if you have received legal advice to do so. If you have no legal right to lodge a caveat, you may […]

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Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest

If you have been told that NQWLS cannot assist you because it has a conflict of interest, this fact sheet will help to explain what this means. Download the NQWLS Conflict of Interest Fact Sheet  

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Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying is any kind of bullying or harassment that is done using technology either through social networks, text messages, emails, blogs, and/or discussion boards. Examples of Cyber Bullying may include: sending cruel and threatening messages or material; posting embarrassing photos on the web; creating fake profiles that either post mean and hurtful things about you or are mean […]

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Interim Hearings Workbook

Interim Hearings Workbook

This workbook provides an overview of the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court process and procedures. It covers: Interim Hearings Evidence Preliminary Matters Submissions Judgement  Examples of Interim Orders After Orders are made What the court can not do Helpful tips Download the NQWLS Interim Hearings Workbook  

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