What is a Consent Order?

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“Consent Orders may be made by a court where there is agreement by parties for orders to be made. There are usually certain requirements that need to be met before a court will issue consent orders.” A consent order or “consent orders” may have different meanings depending on the jurisdiction and the Court and type of proceedings. Consent orders in … Read More

Specialist Family Court Covid-19 List for urgent parenting matters

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The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (the Courts) have announced that they are establishing a court list dedicated to deal exclusively with urgent parenting-related disputes that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have avised that the list will commence on 29 April 2020. The introduction of this list is in response to … Read More

Finalise your Divorce, Move on with your life

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DIVORCE IS NOT FAILURE Finalise your Divorce, Move on with your life “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot…and missed. I’ve failed over, and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan. Finalise your Divorce, … Read More

Covid-19 Family Law Matters: Conflict Coaching for Covid-19 related matters

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CONFLICT COACHING – FAMILY LAW CONFLICT COACHING FOR PARENTING ARRANGEMENTS AND PROPERTY MATTERS AFFECTED BY COVID19 “The Covid-19 pandemic is bringing unprecedented changes to the family law landscape. Many parents are worried and confused about what COVID-19 means for them, and how it will affect their children and parenting arrangements. “ – Claire Naidu & Co – COVID-19 FAMILY LAW … Read More

Covid-19 Family Law Matters: Express Mediations for Covid-19 related matters

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EXPRESS MEDIATION – FAMILY LAW MEDIATION FOR PARENTING ARRANGEMENTS AND PROPERTY MATTERS AFFECTED BY COVID19 “The Covid-19 pandemic is bringing unprecedented changes to the family law landscape. Many parents are worried and confused about what COVID-19 means for them, and how it will affect their children and parenting arrangements. “ – Claire Naidu & Co – COVID-19 FAMILY LAW EXPRESS … Read More

Covid-19 Family Law Matters: Initial Appointments and Family Law Advice

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INITIAL APPOINTMENTS AND SPECIALIST FAMILY LAW ADVICE REGARDING COVID-19 PARENTING ARRANGEMENTS AND PROPERTY MATTERS “The Covid-19 pandemic is bringing unprecedented changes to the family law landscape. Many parents are worried and confused about what COVID-19 means for them, and how it will affect their children and parenting arrangements. “ – Claire Naidu & Co – COVID-19 FAMILY LAW ADVICE The … Read More

Covid-19 Family Matters: Wills and Power of Attorneys

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LEGAL MATTERS DURING COVID-19 – WILLS AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY “With the Covid-19 pandemic, now is a good time to consider reviewing your old will. If you do not have a will, it is a good time to consider preparing a Will to ensure that your wishes are reflected and loved ones taken care of.” – Claire Naidu & Co … Read More

Covid-19 Family Law Matters: Family Violence and Domestic violence

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FAMILY LAW COVID-19 FAMILY VIOLENCE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MATTERS “The Covid-19 pandemic is bringing unprecedented changes to the family law landscape. Many parents are worried and confused about what COVID-19 means for them, and how it will affect their children and parenting arrangements. “ – Claire Naidu & Co – FAMILY VIOLENCE AND COVID-19 Are you concerned for yourself or … Read More

Covid-19 Family Law Matters: Parenting information

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FAMILY LAW COVID-19 PARENTING INFORMATION “The Covid-19 pandemic is bringing unprecedented changes to the family law landscape. Many parents are worried and confused about what COVID-19 means for them, and how it will affect their children and parenting arrangements. “ – Claire Naidu & Co – COVID-19 PARENTING FACT SHEET You may be worried or confused about what COVID-19 means … Read More

Covid-19 Family Law Matters: Parenting Arrangements during the Pandemic

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PARENTING ARRANGEMENTS IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC “The Covid-19 pandemic is bringing unprecedented changes to the family law landscape. Many parents are worried and confused about what COVID-19 means for them, and how it will affect their children and parenting arrangements. “ – Claire Naidu & Co – During the COVID-19 pandemic you may be considering what impacts there might be … Read More

Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Act 2018

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From 10 September 2019, personal cross-examination have been banned in family law proceedings in certain circumstances where allegations of family violence have been raised.  Amendments to the  Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) have been made that provide protection to victims of family violence who are cross-examined as part of family law proceedings. What is Personal Cross Examination? Personal cross-examination is where a … Read More

Collaborative Family Lawyers: Claire Naidu & Co

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Collaborative Family Law is a different way of approaching the resolution process of family law matters.  It aims to promote the resolution of disputes and keep the matter outside of the court system. It is a voluntary process where parties agree to opt into the Collaborative process and keep out of Court. The lawyers sign an agreement whereby they will … Read More

Family Law News: Appointments to the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

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Appointments to the Family Court of Australia On Monday 11 March 2019 the Attorney-General the Hon. Christian Porter MP announced the appointments of two new judges to the Family Court of Australia.   Judge Joshua Wilson and Judge Robert Harper have been appointed as and from 11 March 2019, elevating them from their current positions as judges of the Federal … Read More

Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) Support Group Canberra – Moving On

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MOVING ON   The Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) which provides support to people subjected to violence or abuse regardless of socioeconomic backgrounds, immigration status, gender, age, sexual orientation, and all religions, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. DVCS provides around the clock assistance including: Attendance with ACT Policing at, or just after, incidents to support those affected; Telephone crisis counselling and … Read More

Superannuation, super splitting, superannuation orders, divorce and Family Law

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Many people come to us with questions about superannuation such as : 1. How do I figure out how much superannuation she/he has? 2. How do I read his/her superannuation statement? 3. What amount of superannuation am I entitled to? 4. Can I access my superannuation before retirement? Superannuation are very important and often overlooked as people often say “well, … Read More

Top Law Firm – Canberra Family Lawyers – Claire Naidu & Co

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Top 50 Law Firms is the premier site for discovering who the legal industry believes to be the cream of the crop. The Top 50 Law Firms showcases Law Firms in Australia nominated and voted for by people just like you. The staff at Claire Naidu & Co are very pleased to have been awarded 3rd place in the 2014 … Read More