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Legal support when times are tough

Legal Aid Queensland provides access to justice for disadvantaged Queenslanders in the areas of family, civil and criminal law – subject to means, merits, and guidelines tests. Shanahan Family Law is a Legal Aid Queensland partner and can assist with advising your eligibility for legal aid, submit an application on your behalf, help you with […]

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Can a case be reopened?

The Court will, in certain circumstances, exercise its discretion to reopen a case where the parties are awaiting a final judgment and new evidence comes to light as was the case with Stone & Clifford [2016] FCCA 2045. In this case his Honour Judge Wilson reserved his judgment after the trial which involved two children, aged […]

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​Children’s care arrangements after separation

​Children’s care arrangements after separation Following a separation, parents do not have to go to court about the care arrangements for their children. As a matter of principle, we encourage our clients to reach an agreement if possible without the need to resort to the Family Law courts. One advantage in reaching an agreement is that […]

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