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Due to team expansion, we are calling for expressions of interest from experienced Family Lawyers who are interested in joining our growing, dynamic, progressive Family Law firm. WHO ARE WE? We are a dynamic, boutique, resolution-focussed Family Law firm based in Brisbane CBD. Our long-standing, tight-knit, and client-driven team prides itself on providing excellent legal […]
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Due to team progression and expansion, we are looking for a brilliant paralegal to join our team. WHO ARE WE? We are a small, boutique, resolution-focussed Family Law firm based in Brisbane CBD. We are a tight-knit, client-driven team that pride ourselves on providing excellent legal advice/representation and exceptional client service. We work hard, but […]
Many of our clients own investment assets, such as properties and share portfolios. It is vital that they understand how Capital Gains Tax is relevant for their property settlement negotiations. There are usually 2 scenarios: the investment asset is to be sold; or 1 spouse is retaining the investment asset. If the asset is to […]
Stuck in isolation and need a property settlement? Here are 10 things you can do to get started from your home. 1. Get an understanding of the asset pool to be divided. You can do this by making a list of all the assets, liabilities and superannuation you and your ex-partner own, whether jointly or […]
When most clients come to us they tell us they just want a “fair” property settlement. Whilst you may use the word “fair”, the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) uses the phrase “just and equitable”. In order to determine a just and equitable property settlement a 5 step process is applied: 1. Determine the asset […]
O’Reilly Shaw Lawyers is hiring! We are a resolution-focussed, boutique Family Law practice in Brisbane CBD, specialising in collaborative law. We pride ourselves on technical excellence, a positive approach to problem-solving, strong client-focus and efficiency.   Family Law Solicitor The Role As a result of continued growth, we are looking for a full-time Family Law […]
You’ve reached an agreement for property settlement. You’re ready to document it. Consent Orders or Binding Financial Agreement – what’s the difference? Both documents set out the agreement reached. Both documents are binding and enforceable (provided the requirements are met – read on). Both documents enable you to benefit from stamp duty exemptions, such as […]
If you have separated (or you are thinking about separating), and plan on getting at least some basic advice from a lawyer about dividing your assets, there are ways you can keep your legal fees down and fast-track getting started. Write a list of all of the assets, liabilities, superannuation, business interests and trusts that […]
You’re negotiating a property settlement with your former partner. What do you need to disclose? What does your ex need to disclose? What even is “disclosure” and what happens if you don’t do it? In the context of a property settlement, “disclosure” basically means both partners disclosing to each other their full financial circumstances. Disclosure […]
Often known as “the respectful divorce”, collaborative divorce provides a forum for separating couples to work together and reach a mutually acceptable agreement, which benefits both of them and disadvantages neither of them. Most importantly – the couple agree from the outset that there will be no Court intervention. Although each party has their own […]
Mediation is a negotiation process, involving an independent expert (the mediator) who works with you, your partner and your lawyers to reach a resolution. Mediations are normally conducted in a “shuttle style”, which means that you and your former partner are not sitting in the same room all day. This gives you and you former […]
Did you hear… We’ve moved office! But not too far, we’re in the same building, just a few more floors up the elevator. You’ll now find us on level 6. Our phone number and contact details all remain the same. Here’s our updated address: Address Suite 33, Level 6, 231 North Quay Brisbane QLD 4000 […]

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