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What is the PPP500 List?

Submitted by Jamesnoble on Sun, 04/03/2022 - 23:54

Priority Property Pool

As a way of reducing lengthy delays, the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia developed the Priority Property Pool 500 List ( PPP500 ). This list deals with matters where the property pool is less than $500,000. The aim of the PPP500 pilot is to improve the responsiveness of the family court system and minimize risk and legal costs for vulnerable parties. At James Noble Law, we have achieved just, efficient and timely resolutions using the PPP500 pilot. For your case to be considered a PPP500 case, you need to meet the following requirements:

Family Court Orders: Breaches and Enforcement

Submitted by Jamesnoble on Mon, 03/28/2022 - 22:40

Family court orders are binding
Family Court OrdersCourt orders are binding for all parties, regardless of whether it is on an interim or final basis. Despite this, breaches of court orders are still extremely common in family law.

The important question is what can be done when dealing with breaches of orders?

Ultimately, there are three options:

4 Key Points To Note About Property Settlement

Submitted by Jamesnoble on Thu, 03/24/2022 - 02:39

Firstly, what is a property settlement?
When it comes to property settlement, Put simply, the division of assets when a relationship breaks down, enabling both parties to sever financial and material ties with one another so they can better move on with their lives, requires a property settlement. A property settlement will also include the distribution of liabilities, such as unpaid loans and credit card debt.

Some confuse a property settlement with who gets the house, but there’s more to it than that.

Special Needs Parenting Orders

Submitted by Jamesnoble on Tue, 03/22/2022 - 00:28

Children with special needs may require a higher level of care from their parents and caregivers, depending on the nature of their disability. In circumstances where parents of children with special needs have separated, their parenting Orders should be tailored to suit the circumstances of their child’s medical, educational and therapeutic requirements.

Vaccine or no Vaccine?

Submitted by Jamesnoble on Mon, 01/17/2022 - 01:55

Children Vaccination Update in Australia
Children Vaccination

In the midst of the global Coronavirus pandemic, the Australian Government recently announced that children aged 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccinations, should their parents wish for them to. But what happens if you and your former partner cannot agree on whether or not to vaccinate your child?

How Effective Are Mutual Wills? What Are They For?

Submitted by Jamesnoble on Mon, 01/03/2022 - 20:19

What is a Mutual Wills?
Mutual willsMutual wills are considered a ‘legally binding contract’ between two people that are drafted in terms agreed upon by both parties and cannot be revoked or amended by either party without the agreement of the other. This means that following the death of the first party, the wills are irrevocable and changes can never be made by the surviving party (unless otherwise provided for).

Everything You Need To Know About Consent Orders in Queensland

Submitted by Jamesnoble on Mon, 12/20/2021 - 20:34

What are Consent Orders?
What is consent ordersA Consent Order is made by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia formalising an agreement reached between parties after separation about parenting and/or property matters. A parenting order will only become legally binding if deemed to be in the best interests of the child. As a legally binding Order, each person affected by the Order must follow it.

A parenting order deals with a range of issues, including but not limited to:

Binding Financial Agreements & Will Drafting

Submitted by Jamesnoble on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 23:55

Binding Financial Agreements & Will drafting essentials
Will draftingWill drafting is an important skill to possess as a junior solicitor. Unfortunately, you don’t always get the opportunity to refine your drafting skills in university which makes the leap into real-life practise particularly daunting.

The key question here is; what components are necessary to appropriately prepare wills as a junior solicitor?

After all, a negligence claim down the line could carry dire consequences for you and your principal, especially at the outset of your career.

Withholding children from the other parent in Australia

Submitted by Jamesnoble on Tue, 12/07/2021 - 20:37

Following a family breakdown, emotions are high and stress levels can be extreme. In these circumstances, separated parents don’t always make the best decisions as they navigate this new unknown territory. Unfortunately, the children can sometimes get caught up in this parental conflict, which can be to their detriment.

What do I need to consider before commencing Court Proceedings against my Ex in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia?

Submitted by Jamesnoble on Sun, 11/28/2021 - 21:48

From 1 September 2021 the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia has implemented new Pre-Action Procedures that must be adhered to and followed prior to anyone commencing Court proceedings.

The aim of the Pre-Action Procedures are to give the matter a chance at resolving amicably before the pathway of litigation is commenced.

The new Pre-Action Procedures are set out in Schedule 1 of the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court Rules 2001 and include the following:


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