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Andrew McCormack

Senior Associate – Toowoomba

Andrew McCormack has practiced exclusively in family law since 2005. He is a Senior Associate, Accredited Family Law Specialist and Collaborative Lawyer at Best Wilson Buckley Family Law.

Prior to 2005, Andrew had experience in general practice areas including litigation, succession law, wills and estate administration, and agency matters. Andrew’s current practice areas and experience include disputes relating to:

  • rural family law and third party/inter-generational interests;
  • collaborative law;
  • parenting issues including child protection matters;
  • matrimonial and de facto property settlements;
  • domestic and family violence matters;
  • third party intervention in matrimonial and de facto property settlements; and
  • (his favourite) child support matters.

Andrew has a broad range of experience across these areas and is admitted as a Legal Practitioner in Queensland and New South Wales. He writes regular Family Law Updates for Best Wilson Buckley’s website and has presented for various continuing legal education providers in Queensland and New South Wales.

Andrew has a particular interest in family law matters that involve rural families. Andrew was born in South-West New South Wales and grew up on the North Coast of New South Wales. He currently writes a rural-focused blog The Rural Family Lawyer about family law in general and its impact on rural families.

Outside of life in the law, Andrew:

  • is an Alumnus of Emmanuel College (University of Queensland) and a former Alumni member of the College Council;
  • is a student of Australian and United States politics (having a degree in Political Science);
  • is an associate member of both the Warwick Gliding Club and the Gliding Federation of Australia, and assists with ground operations at the Warwick aerodrome;
  • is currently studying to obtain his Aircraft Radiotelephone Operator Certificate of Proficiency from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority;
  • is a communicant member of St David’s North Toowoomba Presbyterian Church; and
  • enjoys trying to crack cryptic crosswords and build Ikea furniture (both require a similar level of skill).

He is married to Louise (a taxation and estate planning lawyer) and has three daughters.

Legal Articles

July 09, 2019

By Andrew McCormack | Property settlements

Same but Different – Why Your Property Settlement Matter is Different

Family law practitioners are often asked what a likely outcome will be during property settlement matters. This is something that you do need to know so you can plan for...

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December 04, 2018

By Andrew McCormack | General

Duty of Disclosure – the Rule Applies to Everyone

“For duty, duty must be done. The rule applies to everyone. And painful though that duty be …”         – WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Full and...

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March 22, 2018

By Andrew McCormack | Divorce

Where are they Now? How do I find a Former Spouse to Serve a Divorce Application?

“Am I ever gonna’ see your face again?” – The Angels A response of no to this question has times where it can be a blessing and times where it...

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December 01, 2017

By Andrew McCormack | About Us | General

‘Tis The Season

It’s getting towards the end of the year. For some, it’s been quite a long year. The impact of family law matters on both parties and their legal practitioners shouldn’t...

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October 06, 2017

By Andrew McCormack | Domestic and Family Violence Issues | Family Law

National DVO Scheme to Commence on White Ribbon Day

All domestic violence orders (AVOs/DVOs/Intervention/Restraining Orders) issued from 25 November 2017 will be nationally recognised. This includes temporary/interim and final orders. Police and courts will be to enforce a domestic...

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September 14, 2017

By Andrew McCormack | 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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February 06, 2017

By Andrew McCormack | De Facto Law

What is a De Facto Relationship?

What is a de facto relationship? It’s complicated. Andrew McCormack “When does a de facto relationship start?”, is a question I often get asked. The reason that it is a...

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November 07, 2016

By Andrew McCormack | 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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