Divorce Lawyers Brisbane, Toowoomba, Ipswich and North Lakes

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The largest specialist family & divorce law firm in Queensland.

We’re experts in family & divorce law. We’re also quite simply, a collective of unique humans that connect with you on a personal level, at a personal time, to guide you on your bespoke, specialised, holistic path to resolution and your new future.

You have spent a lot of time and energy forging a path for your family and don’t want to jeopardise all of that despite where you might find yourself now. At the heart of who we are and how our Brisbane divorce lawyers work is the need to protect you and your children for now and the future, and to honour what it is that you have worked so hard to build without compromising that through unnecessary conflict.

The well-being of your children and your future financial security demand a lawyers who knows everything about divorce law so that you don’t have to compromise on what that future looks like now.

Together we will craft a more meaningful outcome for your future. With support from a cultivated network of financial advisors, accountants and therapists where it is needed, as well as through our relationships with fellow legal practitioners to achieve that outcome in the best possible way for you.

Our Expert Divorce Lawyers in Brisbane, Toowoomba and in Between

Our expert divorce law team is the largest in Queensland, made up of family lawyers in Brisbane, Toowoomba, North Lakes and Ipswich. You and your family & divorce lawyer have access to a depth and breadth of experience unlike any other, and at any time you will always have two points of contact within our office so you do not have to wait for timely advice and support when you need it most.

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What you need to know about property settlement
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Parenting Arrangements: in the best interests of the children
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Our legal videos are designed to help you better understand Family & Divorce Law issues and how they relate to your circumstances.

By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | COVID-19 | Domestic and Family Violence Issues

Family Violence in Times of COVID-19

A friend asked me on the weekend why there was so much concern about family violence at the current time. In an effort to explain the impact of the current...

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By Kara Best | COVID-19 | Parenting | Parenting matters

The Court’s Response to Resolving Parenting Disputes in the COVID-19 Climate

So, after a few weeks of navigating the family law system in this unprecedented health crisis, some much needed guidance on how COVID-19 is going to impact parenting arrangements has...

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By Neal Wood | Parenting | Parenting matters

Time for Some Creative Solutions

We have written a lot recently about the exceptionally challenging landscape affecting existing parenting arrangements caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the deluge of government updates, health alerts, constant news...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | General | Parenting | Parenting matters

Alert re Queensland Borders and Implications for Your Parenting Arrangement Ahead of School Holidays or Closures

UPDATE AS OF 26 MARCH 2020: The Queensland Government website enabling the public to apply for a Queensland Entry Pass is now available here. It is designed for non-residents who have...

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By Cassie Boland | Separation

Christmas – Is it Really Only One Day of the Year?

Christmas is a time for giving, but ask many separated parents and the worst thing you can do is ask them to share their time with the kids, especially on...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Divorce | Separation

Why Separation & Divorce Need Not Ruin Your Christmas & New Year

Some years it is hard to get into the swing of things at Christmas time, impacted only further if you have recently separated or divorced. The options are to embrace...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Divorce | Separation

Dating After Divorce

Most of us will remember with a little embarrassment, shock and possibly horror, our teenage self after a breakup. It was the absolute worst thing in the whole wide world...

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By Max Sutton | Separation

Negotiating a Resolution: What, When, Why & How?

After separating, you may be unsure as to what happens next, particularly if there are children involved and/or there is property, such as a house, cars, credit cards, and even...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Divorce

The Blame Game

The breakdown of a marriage is often a painful, difficult, and emotional time, regardless of the specific circumstances that surround the separation. It’s not surprising then, that these heightened emotions...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Divorce | Separation

Why Separation & Divorce Need Not Ruin Your Christmas & New Year

Some years it is hard to get into the swing of things at Christmas time, impacted only further if you have recently separated or divorced. The options are to embrace...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Divorce | Separation

Dating After Divorce

Most of us will remember with a little embarrassment, shock and possibly horror, our teenage self after a breakup. It was the absolute worst thing in the whole wide world...

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By Kara Best | Family Law | Property settlements

The Impact of COVID-19 on your Property Settlement

So, in early March 2020 you were in the midst of negotiating a property settlement. Letters were being sent back and forth between your respective lawyers, bank statements and other...

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By Kara Best | COVID-19 | Parenting | Parenting matters

The Court’s Response to Resolving Parenting Disputes in the COVID-19 Climate

So, after a few weeks of navigating the family law system in this unprecedented health crisis, some much needed guidance on how COVID-19 is going to impact parenting arrangements has...

read more

By Neal Wood | Parenting | Parenting matters

Time for Some Creative Solutions

We have written a lot recently about the exceptionally challenging landscape affecting existing parenting arrangements caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the deluge of government updates, health alerts, constant news...

read more

By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | General | Parenting | Parenting matters

Alert re Queensland Borders and Implications for Your Parenting Arrangement Ahead of School Holidays or Closures

UPDATE AS OF 26 MARCH 2020: The Queensland Government website enabling the public to apply for a Queensland Entry Pass is now available here. It is designed for non-residents who have...

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By Neal Wood | Parenting | Parenting matters

Keep Calm and Communicate

Your inbox and social media accounts are probably overflowing with updates and advices about the social, health and economic consequences known and anticipated from the COVID-19 pandemic. While there is...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Family Dispute Resolution | Property settlements

The Season of Goodwill

The Christmas and New Year season will soon be upon us again. Most of us will have echoed the comment “Where did the year go?” 2016 has been an eventful...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Family Dispute Resolution | Parenting matters

Do’s and Don’ts for the Holiday Season

2016 is almost a distant memory and most, if not all of us, have wondered where the year has gone. At this time of year, it can be quite busy...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Family Dispute Resolution | Parenting matters | Separation

What Does the “Best Interests of the Child” Really Mean?

The term, “in the best interests of the child” is used widely in family law. But what does it mean in the context of shared parenting? In considering such matters,...

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By Kara Best | Family Dispute Resolution | Parenting matters | Separation

Do the Children’s Wishes Count in Family Law?

Recent coverage surrounding family law cases has raised the question for some parents as to whether their child’s wishes are something that would be considered in a family law proceeding....

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Mediation

Judicial Mediation – A New Development

A number of new developments in the Family Court system were introduced as of 1 January 2019 and in this article, we take the opportunity to consider Practice Direction 1...

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By Kara Best | Family Dispute Resolution | Mediation | Separation

What you need to appreciate about the Court Process

Often when tensions are high, a frustrated former spouse might threaten the Court process “see you in Court” “I’m taking you to Court” “Let the Judge decide” and variations on...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Collaborative law | Family Dispute Resolution | Mediation

What are Pre-Action Procedures?

It goes without saying, but often its the case that you’re going to save yourself a whole lot of money, stress and pain if you and your partner or ex-partner.......

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Binding Financial Agreements | Videos

What You Need to Know About BFA (Prenups)

In this video, Family Lawyer Sarah Donnelly discusses what you need to know about Binding Financial Agreement (Prenups).

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By Kiara Greenway | Binding Financial Agreements

Prince Harry says ‘Nup’ to a Pre-Nup

You can almost hear the wedding bells as the Royals gear up for another exquisite and extravagant Royal wedding. With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle due to tie the knot...

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By Neal Wood | Relocation | Videos

What You Need to Know about Parenting and Relocation

In this video, Family Lawyer and Senior Associate, Neal Wood discusses all the things you need to consider about relocation.

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By Kiara Greenway | Parenting matters | Relocation

Relocating With Children part 1

Relocating with children Part 1: 50-200 kilometres Kiara Greenway, Paralegal and Law Clerk A variety of different circumstances, such as employment opportunities or other significant changes, can result in a...

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By Kara Best | Parenting matters | Relocation | Separation

Cultural Complexities

In recent weeks, Australia has been captivated by the tragic story of Sally Faulkner and her Beirut based children, aged 5 and 3.  Irrespective of your feelings in relation to...

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By Kara Best | Parenting matters | Relocation | Separation

The Dilemma of Relocation

A relocation dispute in the context of parental separation, is often one of the most painful areas of litigation. Almost consistently both parents are committed, and loving parents, whom simply...

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By Alecia Featherstone | Surrogacy

Fast Facts About … Surrogacy

Surrogacy is one of the most heart-warming parts of practising in family law, however it is also an area that can be fairly unfamiliar and a little bit daunting to...

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By Alecia Featherstone | Surrogacy

Just one bad egg? When Surrogacy Goes Wrong.

Altruistic surrogacy is often one of the most beautiful parts of our area of law. I understand however many of you may hold a very different view, after reading articles...

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By Kara Best | Parenting matters | Surrogacy

Surrogacy Laws

More recent publicity surrounding a number of celebrity surrogacy arrangements has highlighted the role of Surrogacy in allowing infertile couples the opportunity to share in the joys of parenting. Surrogacy...

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By Kara Best | Parenting matters | Surrogacy

Surrogacy

More recent publicity surrounding a number of celebrity surrogacy arrangements has highlighted the role of Surrogacy in allowing infertile couples the opportunity to share in the joys of parenting. Surrogacy is effectively the act of a woman carrying a child to term with a view to surrendering care of that child to another party following his or her birth.

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By Max Sutton | De Facto Law | General

What is the Difference Between De facto Relationship & Marriage?

Relationships in contemporary Australian society are marked by changes to our social dynamics, such as the ever increasing population and growth of our multicultural and inclusive society. Yet there are...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | De Facto Law | Divorce

My True Love Gave to Me… a Diamond Ring

When we look at the old colloquialism that the engagement ring should be worth about three months salary, you can’t help but wonder what happens to the ring if the...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | De Facto Law

What is a De Facto Relationship?

“When does a de facto relationship start?”, is a question I often get asked. The reason that it is a common question is that there are different definitions for different...

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By Amity Anderson | Spousal Maintenance

The Reality of Spousal Maintenance

Estranged wife claims $20,000 a month and $6,500 for groceries! New York art dealer ordered to pay spouse $100 million for 13 years! LA Dodgers’ owner’s wife claims $1 million...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Child Support | Parenting matters | Spousal Maintenance

Supporting an Adult

The government-based Child support scheme ceases to operate after a child turns 18. One notable exception to this is when a child turns 18, and they are still attending secondary...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Child Support | Family Law

A New Beginning or Change for Change’s Sake

The joint parliamentary inquiry into family law and child support was announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on 17 September 2019. The Prime Minister announced that the inquiry would be...

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By Alecia Featherstone | Child Support

Sorting Out the School Fees

It may not be the first thing you think about after separation, however, the issue of who pays the school fees can be very contentious, particularly if your children attend...

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By Amity Anderson | Child Support

Options for Child Support Arrangements

Child support is more often than not an issue at the centre of hot debate and media attention and is one of the more controversial areas of family law. In...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Child Support | Family Law

Child Support Enforcement: Departure Prohibition Orders

Picture this, you’re in the departure lounge of your favourite international airline waiting to travel on an overseas holiday. You hear the familiar sound of a boarding call over the...

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By Kara Best | Collaborative law | Separation

Collaborative Law in South East Queensland

Collaborative Practice in South East Queensland continues to build momentum, no doubt partly due to the growing need for a less litigious, angry and disrespectful means of achieving property settlement....

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Collaborative law | Family Dispute Resolution | Mediation

What are Pre-Action Procedures?

It goes without saying, but often its the case that you’re going to save yourself a whole lot of money, stress and pain if you and your partner or ex-partner.......

read more

By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | COVID-19 | Domestic and Family Violence Issues

Family Violence in Times of COVID-19

A friend asked me on the weekend why there was so much concern about family violence at the current time. In an effort to explain the impact of the current...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Domestic and Family Violence Issues

Domestic Violence Protection Orders

If you have found yourself in the position of needing protection from domestic violence or, alternatively, facing the prospect of being subject to a protection order, you may need to...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Domestic and Family Violence Issues

Navigating Domestic Violence Protection – Orders v Undertakings

When faced with domestic violence, many people find the process of navigating the pathways for protection incredibly daunting, as well as scary. There are two ways a person can seek...

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By Kiara Greenway | Domestic and Family Violence Issues

The Dirty Truth behind Dirty John

In a world where online streaming services are slowly replacing television, it’s no surprise that platforms such as Netflix and Stan are being used to communicate important and sometimes frightening...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Adoption | Family Law

Adopting in Queensland

Katherine Marshall, Senior Solicitor If you are considering adoption, we have good news! The Queensland Government has recently amended the Queensland adoption laws to broaden the category for those able...

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By Amity Anderson | Podcasts | Separation

Why Amity Anderson Does Family Law

In this podcast, Best Wilson Buckley Family Law, Director, Dan Buckley interviews Amity Anderson, Legal Partner at Best Wilson Buckley Family Law, Ipswich office.

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By Alecia Featherstone | Podcasts

Why Alecia Featherstone Does Family Law

In this podcast, Best Wilson Buckley Family Law Director, Dan Buckley talks with Associate, Alecia Featherstone on what brought her to the practice of family law.

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By Lynn Armstrong | Podcasts

Why Lynn Armstrong Does Family Law

In this podcast, Best Wilson Buckley Family Law Legal Partner, Dan Buckley talks with Best Wilson Buckley Family Law Senior Associate, Lynn Armstrong on why she practices family law.

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | Podcasts

A quick chat with Dan Buckley

Dan Toombs (DT): Hi I’m Dan Toombs. Today I’m chatting to Dan Buckley, Partner of Brisbane Family Law firm, Best Wilson Buckley Family Law – to find out a little...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | General | Parenting | Parenting matters

Alert re Queensland Borders and Implications for Your Parenting Arrangement Ahead of School Holidays or Closures

UPDATE AS OF 26 MARCH 2020: The Queensland Government website enabling the public to apply for a Queensland Entry Pass is now available here. It is designed for non-residents who have...

read more

By Kara Best | COVID-19 | Family Law | General

Let’s Welcome Evolution – Working in the Cone

The sad reality for many of my colleagues is that they have a very limited capacity to work remotely and it will take some time to catch up and be...

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By Kara Best | COVID-19 | Family Law | General

The Power of pragmatism in difficult times

As a family law practitioner, you can work in this area for eighteen plus years, attain Accreditation in the practice of family law, resolve hundreds of property settlement disputes, take...

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By Best Wilson Buckley Family Law | About Us | General

Best Wilson Buckley’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Last updated on 30 March 2020 at 1:07pm As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation throughout each day, the health and wellbeing of our staff, clients and other business...

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