Worried your co-parent (let’s call her Sally) won’t return your child (lets call him Jonny) to you after spending time with him? Then fear not! I have some simple advice for you to put your mind at ease.Read More
You are having a baby, the dad is not on the scene or refuses to financially assist you with the pregnancy - are they liable to help you out with the costs?
Short answer, yes.Read More
Question: Fact or Fiction – You need the consent of both parents to obtain a passport for your child?
Answer: FICTIONRead More
Through a Victim Assist Application, you could receive a payment (which can be between $1,000 to $10,000) in recognition that an act of violence has occurred to you, and reimbursement for any out of pocket expenses you have had, such as medical costs, counselling costs, or security upgrades to your house.Read More
Domestic violence and family violence have become a concerning trend when couples separate, and family law disputes are ongoing.Read More
I have just been assessed to pay child support to my former spouse but I do not agree with the amount I have been assessed to pay? Can I dispute it?Read More
A successful mediation means that your family law matter is over quickly, cheaply, and without ongoing fighting, unlike the long, expensive and litigious nature of court. With the right approach, you can give yourself the best chance of getting an agreement and make the most of your mediation, and these are my top tips to do that.Read More
After you separate the Court can make orders that will require you to continue providing your former partner with financial support so that they can meet their expenses.
This may not seem fair – I mean you are no longer together why the heck should you have to continue paying your former partner money right?Read More
Over the years I have had a number of clients – both the father and the mother – who need DNA parentage testing done. Some people resist it. Others are OK with the process. At the end of the day something needs to be done if there is a question…Read More
After you separate the Court can make orders that can require your former partner to continue to provide you with financial support so that you can meet your expenses. This is above and beyond child support.Read More
No question is a silly question. And there are 3 questions that you will be asking when you first separate and let’s face it – kids cost money so as a parent you need to know the answers.Read More
The real question should be what happens when you don’t have a Will. Here are 3 issues that will more than likely happen when people don’t have a Will when they die…Read More
What an awesome day for our inaugural KLP Family Law Charity Golf Day - Bubbles & Balls Raising a healthy $2,141 for the North Queensland Women's Legal Service!Read More
A lot of the clients I see day to day have children. Inevitably they ask me a lot of questions about how their separation will impact on them and what the ‘law’ says they can and cannot do. Lets not focus on the law for a moment look closer at how we can help your children through this separation.Read More
Unfortunately marriages do not always work out like planned. So, what happens next when you want a divorce?Read More
We at KLP Family Law believe in helping others and raising awareness to causes which are close to us and our clients and this year we are supporting the NQWLS. We are super excited to be hosting the KLP Family Law Annual Charity Golf Day!Read More
Australians have voted yes, and now same sex marriage has been signed into law. Same sex couples will able to be married as soon as 9 January 2018!Read More
The definition of marriage “means the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life”. It is those words – ‘man and a woman’ – that will change, and it is proposed that those words be deleted and changed to ‘2 people’…Read More
Australians have just voted yes to the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry”. That is a start – however it is still not the law and same sex couples still cannot marry. There is now a process that must be followed…Read More