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Dance like no one’s watching…. But text like a Judge will read it!

By Erin / March 13, 2020 /

We’ve all heard the caution ‘anything you say or do may be used against you in the Court of Law’, but what most people don’t realise is that this warning also extends to text messages and emails! In the era of smartphones, text messages, emails, WhatsApp and Facebook, communication apps have become a helpful form…

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Domestic Violence: 4 simple strategies to protect your family in a relationship breakdown

By Erin / February 21, 2020 /

Unfortunately, statistics tell us that one woman in Australia dies each week at the hands of her abusive partner or ex-partner. In the past couple of days Australians have responded in horror to the family of five in Queensland suspected to have died in a murder/suicide involving a broken relationship in a very public and…

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Intervention Orders: Common Traps

Intervention Orders: Common Traps

By Lewis Holdway / January 20, 2020 /

Intervention Orders are quite common in high-conflict situations like relationship breakdowns, and so they are something we deal with frequently in our family law practice. Despite how often they come up, people often misunderstand how they work. This is a real problem because there are serious, criminal consequences for breaches of Intervention Orders. Some of…

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Parenting and Separation: How to avoid the Nightmare Before Christmas

Parenting and Separation: How to avoid the Nightmare Before Christmas

By Erin / December 23, 2019 /

The festive season can be a wonderfully exciting time for families, but it can also be an overwhelming and stressful time, especially when a family is going through a separation. Uncertainty and confusion about arrangements for what time the children will spend with each parent over Christmas is very common and can be one of…

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Separation Q&A Podcast

By Lewis Holdway / September 11, 2017 / Comments Off on Separation Q&A Podcast

Summary of Episode 2: Separation Hello, and welcome to our Family Law Q&A series with Natalie Fielding, Accredited Family Law Specialist at Lewis Holdway Lawyers. How can you protect yourself, your children and your property? Separation is a very emotionally bruising time in someone’s life and, for some people, the separation can come as a shock.…

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Divorce 101

By Lewis Holdway / December 19, 2016 / Comments Off on Divorce 101

How do I get a divorce? You can get a divorce by filing a Divorce Application at the Federal Circuit Court. When can I get a divorce? You must be separated for at least one year and one day before you file a Divorce Application. What does it cost? The Court filing fee for a…

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Christmas & Kids: When parents don't want to spend Christmas together anymore…

By Lewis Holdway / December 12, 2016 / Comments Off on Christmas & Kids: When parents don't want to spend Christmas together anymore…

Working out a Christmas Visit Christmas and the festive season is usually depicted as a joyful occasion where families get together and show their love for each other with quality time, gifts and share great food. Unfortunately, the pressure of trying to keep the peace can become too much for some couples at this time…

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Misconceptions surrounding Family Law

By Lewis Holdway / June 23, 2014 / Comments Off on Misconceptions surrounding Family Law

After the end of a relationship, many couples struggle to deal with their future, their finances, and their new-found single status. There are many misconceptions surrounding separation and particularly property settlements such as: 1.  You have to be divorced first 2.  If I get the kids I get most of the assets 3.  I get…

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Why choose Lewis Holdway Lawyers?

By Lewis Holdway / January 30, 2014 / Comments Off on Why choose Lewis Holdway Lawyers?

Choosing a lawyer, especially if you’ve never used one before, can be confusing. There are so many lawyers – how do you know who you can trust, whether they know what they’re talking about, or have the experience in handling difficult legal issues that you require? That’s why it makes sense to choose a family…

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How do I communicate with my Ex-Partner?

By Lewis Holdway / December 10, 2013 / Comments Off on How do I communicate with my Ex-Partner?

So the time has unfortunately come, you have separated from your partner and you are trying to work out what happens with the children. The best advice that we can provide to you is to try to keep communication open with your ex-partner when it comes to the children. Even though your relationship has ended…

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