Countdown to Christmas! Only 29 days until Christmas

The mince pies are in the shops and the Christmas decorations are in the stores.  As we all ramp up to get ready for the Christmas rush and chaos which it brings, some people might feel anxious or worried that they haven’t yet resolved or even started their family law matters.

Be aware that just like everybody else, over Christmas, the Court staff also have a break and the Courts do shut down. In Brisbane, the Court office or registry closes from 24 December 2019 and reopens on 30 January 2020.  The Court will stop sitting on 24 December 2019 and reopen on 7 January 2020.

However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t keep your family law matter moving.  Get in touch with our family law department to arrange an initial meeting to talk about your family law needs.  If you are unsure about what happens when you meet a lawyer for the first time read our blog where our Family Law Partner, Sophie Pearson, tells you what you can expect from your first meeting with a family lawyer.

If you are at the stage where you need some help to resolve your family law matters, be that property or parenting, mediation may be an option.  Joelene Nel is a nationally accredited mediator and family dispute resolution practitioner – this means that she has special expertise and experience in resolving parenting matters.

If you are unsure about what mediation is and how Joelene can help you, please read her article here.

Don’t get caught up in the Christmas frenzy, there is still time to start or resolve your family law matters before Christmas.

For trusted legal advice about family law or any other legal matters we invite you to contact the friendly team at McLaughlins Lawyers on 07 5591 5099.


Author: Joelene Nel

Director: Sophie Pearson

Date: 26 November 2019