FAQs

At DA Family Lawyers in Brisbane we work closely with our clients to ensure that their case receives the best attention from our family law solicitors.

What is collaborative law?

Collaborative law is the practice of both separating parties taking responsibility to resolve their dispute without going to court. The separating parties and their lawyers engage in face-to-face meetings to come to a respectful and amicable agreement.

What is the Hague Convention?

The Hague Convention is aimed at discouraging international child abduction by parents. It is also in place to ensure that children who have been internationally abducted by their parents are returned to their country of habitual residence.

Is a Pre-Nuptial agreement necessary?

This can be an extremely sensitive issue. However, if you have assets that you have acquired prior to your relationship that you would like to protect—just in case—a Pre-Nuptial agreement may be necessary.

The beginning of a relationship may be the best time to draw up an agreement as both parties are able to communicate in a loving and respectful way.

Can I resolve my separation without litigation?

Yes. At DA Family Lawyers in Brisbane our principle solicitor Deborah Awyzio can now offer collaborative practice. This is a process that allows separating parties to resolve a dispute without litigation, mediation or negotiation between lawyers.

Am I entitled to 50/50 care of my children?

No, your child has a right to have a meaningful relationship with each of their parents.  It will depend on what is in the best interests of your particular child as to what parenting arrangements are put in place.  The court if deciding has to consider as a first option whether it is in the best interests of your child to spend 50/50 time with each parent.

My partner has ignored court orders, what can I do?

Contravention of a court order is a serious issue, and you may be able to take action. It is important to note however that what might seem like a contravention of a court order to you, may not be according to the law.

If you are worried, then contact DA Family Lawyers today.

For legal purposes, what constitutes a de facto relationship?

DA Family Lawyers can help you work out whether or not you and your partner are in a de facto relationship.  We can also help you protect your assets prior to entering into a de facto relationship.

Is there cheap parking nearby?

As DA Family Lawyers is located in the Brisbane City Centre, one of the best ways to reach us is via public transport. There are two ferry stops very close to our firm, and the Central and Roma train station stops are also quite close by.