The role of an Independent Children’s Lawyer

When Court proceedings are initiated in relation to children, most parties are usually independently represented by lawyers who advise their clients (based on their particular circumstances) as to what would be a reasonable care arrangement for the children moving forward.  Although the best interests of the children is the paramount consideration in parenting matters under the … Read more

KHQ Lawyers adds principal to family law team


Posted By on 31/10/19

KHQ Lawyers has expanded its family & relationship law team with the appointment of an additional principal solicitor. Formerly of Moores Legal and with a background in general practice, Greg Oliver brings to the team more than 15 years’ experience.  He is known for his compassion and empathy in supporting his clients through some of … Read more

Child abduction – the Hague Convention

By Bronwyn Montgomery (Lawyer) and Kristina Antoniades (Special Counsel) Any parent can appreciate the anxiety another parent feels when their former partner makes the unilateral decision to remove their child from the country in which they are living, without that parent’s consent or knowledge.  This is known within family law as child abduction. If your … Read more

Changes to family violence intervention orders

By Cano Ergun (Trainee Lawyer) and Kristina Antoniades (Special Counsel) On 24 July 2019 the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria (MCV) and the Children’s Court of Victoria implemented two important changes in relation to family violence intervention orders. These are: Updated standard conditions for family violence intervention orders (FVIO); and Information sheets to be attached to … Read more

Changes to Child Support 2018: Part 3 – Binding Child Support Agreements

By Chloe McGuinness (Senior Associate) and Monica Blizzard (Director) This is the final in a three-part series about the changes to Child Support in 2018. This segment deals with how the amendments affect Binding Child Support Agreements.   Binding Child Support Agreements Section 80C of the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 (“the Act”) enables parents … Read more