Your COVID-19 crisis response centre

The rapid escalation of the COVID-19 public health crisis is already affecting the global economy and feelings of uncertainty are giving rise to panic not only in our supermarkets, but offices, factories, board rooms and indeed living rooms across the world. Things are changing quickly and that means you need to be moving quickly to respond to and anticipate those changes.

There’s a lot of information out there on how people are and may be impacted during this period but we understand that filtering that information can seem an impossible task. We have prepared some resources to assist you navigate these unprecedented circumstances. Now is the time for us to rely on and learn from each other, and move forward proactively together.

The best way we can help you now is by listening – you are always welcome to give us a call (even if you just need a sounding board or a sense-check) and let us know how we can best support you during these challenging times.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to your usual KHQ contact directly, or reach out to us via email at contact@khq.com.au or call (03) 9663 9877 and we’ll direct your question to the right team member.

In the meantime, please review our resources below. We’ll be adding content to this page regularly, so check back for updates.


Resources for Business

We have prepared a checklist and workbook to help you identify issues, manage solutions and keep track of your progress during the impact of COVID-19. Click on the links below to download.

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Family Law

In the family law space, the pandemic is presenting numerous challenges for families, including in relation to current and future custody arrangements, property settlements, the operation of the courts and access to support services. Our family law team has prepared the following downloadable fact sheets to help you navigate the common issues families are currently facing.

Family violence

Support is available for victims of family violence. Our fact sheet includes information on how to seek an intervention order, and practical tips to follow to reduce risk of harm.

If you or someone you know is impacted by domestic violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732. In an emergency, call 000. If you require any initial advice around family violence legal issues, please call KHQ Lawyers on (03) 9663 9877.

Download Family Violence Fact Sheet

Parenting and property matters

For many families, the pandemic has generated confusion and uncertainty regarding parenting arrangements and ancillary issues. Our fact sheet includes FAQs in relation to parenting matters, tips for planning future arrangements, practical considerations for property matters and child support.

If you have any questions or need support, please don’t hesitate to contact us on (03) 9663 9877 or email adminfamily@khq.com.au.

Download Parenting and Property Matters Fact Sheet

Our latest thinking

Urgent family law applications during Stage 4


Posted By on 5/08/20 at 2:32 PM

The introduction of stage 4 restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne continues to present unprecedented challenges for parents and carers navigating parenting arrangements. While “shared custody arrangements”, whether informal or court-ordered, is permitted under the current restrictions, issues may arise beyond the control of either party that prevent a child from continuing to spend time with the … Read more

Parenting arrangements in stage 4 lock down


Posted By on 3/08/20 at 2:12 PM

Yesterday, Daniel Andrews declared a State of Disaster in Victoria, with Melbourne moving to stage 4 restrictions and the rest of the state to stage 3, to try and contain the spread of COVID-19.  The most significant restrictions include: The implementation of a curfew from 8pm to 5am (which came into effect yesterday). During those times, … Read more

The role of arbitration in family law


Posted By on 31/07/20 at 9:34 AM

Separating couples have a number of options to resolve family law property disputes including mediation, arbitration and litigation. It is generally accepted that Court proceedings should be a last resort and only if all other dispute resolution methods have failed, or if an urgent issue arises. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all aspects of … Read more