Australia Law

Have Australian law questions? Ask a lawyer now.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Australia Law Questions
My wife has just arrived in Australia for the first time and
My wife has just arrived in Australia for the first time and we are finding difficulties trying to open bank accounts etc as she has no Australian I.D... Also she has legally changed her surname overs… read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
Am just wondering if you consult on child naming issues? Am
Am just wondering if you consult on child naming issues? Am a new mom to be and I would like to give my partner's given name as a surname for my baby. And I would like to know the legal risks or issues regarding this. … read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
I live in WA. I live in WA am a widow & using my married
I live in WA am a widow & using my married surname. Will I be able to use my maiden surname to get married again or does my current married surname appears in the marraige certificate … read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
My mother in law is in a Nursing Home, she is not sound of
My mother in law is in a Nursing Home, she is not sound of mind, with dementia. She has a letter from Specialist to say so, her son has Power of Attorney. Her first husband died (my husband's father).… read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
Can a wife legally go back to maiden name without the
Can a wife legally go back to maiden name without the husband knowing? … read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
I WANT TO CHANGE MY NAME. WHATIS THE CHEAPEST WAY OF DOING
I WANT TO CHANGE MY NAME. WHATIS THE CHEAPEST WAY OF DOING IT, PLLEASE … read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
We have applied for our Australian Citizenship. While mine
we have applied for our Australian Citizenship. While mine application has been processed and I need to sit for an interview my wife's application has a request for further information - Evidence of links between present (married name) and previous name (maiden name) … read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
sir madam my name is XXXXX XXXXX I waqs married in York
sir madam my name is XXXXX XXXXX I waqs married in York peninsula in 1988 divorced in 1993 my x wife changed the surname of my children without permission or reason can ajudge do this your advice woul… read more
Daniel
Daniel
Solicitor
Bachelor's Degree / Graduate Diploma
7,663 satisfied customers
Hi, I am wanting to have my Daughters last name changed
Hi, I am wanting to have my Daughters last name changed to my surname. When my Daughter was born her Father wished for her not to take his maiden name as he has never had anything to do with his bio f… read more
Brisbane-Lawyer
Brisbane-Lawyer
Solicitor - Admitted 2005
Master
14,361 satisfied customers
My 13 year old stepdaughter originally from the Philippines
My 13 year old stepdaughter originally from the Philippines with Australian citizenship wants to change her last name to our family name. Her mother, my wife, has sole custody. ?… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
I have been trying to make reasonable and structured arrangements
I have been trying to make reasonable and structured arrangements with my sons father for the visitation between the two of them. He works as a chef 6 days a week and insists on telling me at the last… read more
Patrick H.
Patrick H.
Lawyer
5,422 satisfied customers
I had a child with a partner about 6 years ago, when we named
I had a child with a partner about 6 years ago, when we named him we used hyphenated last name of my maiden name and his name, I have been married now to a different partner for 4 years and have one c… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
My X wife has kept my surname on her passport and drivers license
My X wife has kept my surname on her passport and drivers license and for various other purposes - we have been divorced since 1999. She re married some 11 years ago and has a tax file number under he… read more
Brisbane-Lawyer
Brisbane-Lawyer
Solicitor - Admitted 2005
Master
14,361 satisfied customers
UNBORN CHILD OF NEWLY SEPERATED PARENTS WHAT SURNAME DOES THE
i have an unborn child to my now seperated wife . my wife took my name when we got married. now that we are seperated what does the law state about the surname of the baby when it is born is it the fa… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
my daughter corresponded with a Canadian over the internet
my daughter corresponded with a Canadian over the internet for a couple of years and when he came here in May 2010 for 3 weeks she became pregnant and baby is due in Feb. Initially they were engaged a… read more
Brisbane-Lawyer
Brisbane-Lawyer
Solicitor - Admitted 2005
Master
14,361 satisfied customers
Can she do this legally and do I have any recourse as a natural
Can she do this legally and do I have any recourse as a natural father ?. I am afraid that my Ex Girlfriend may give my baby her Maiden Surname of Dickson out of spite (She was adopted, her birth Surn… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
My ex husband is currently trying to change our sons surname
My ex husband is currently trying to change our son's surname from the original birth certificate name just because he has changed his surname. Let me add that not long after we seperated he agreed to… read more
Brisbane-Lawyer
Brisbane-Lawyer
Solicitor - Admitted 2005
Master
14,361 satisfied customers
I have been married twice, divorced once, currently seperated.......what
I have been married twice, divorced once, currently seperated.......what surname or surnames am I entitled to use legally for tax, rego papers,drivers licience etc, medicare etc? Also is my husband en… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Sean

Sean

Experienced lawyer

855 satisfied customers

Law degree with 1st class honours from Australian National University.

Darren Kruse

Darren Kruse

Solicitor

16 satisfied customers

Practising in in Personal Injury, Workcover, Civil Disputes, Family, Wills and Estates and Criminal law.

Leon

Leon

Solicitor

33,424 satisfied customers

BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)

John Melis

John Melis

Lawyer

31,751 satisfied customers

Family Law, Commercial Law, Property law, Probate & Wills, Employment Law, International Law, Criminal and Traffic Law, Litigation Tribunal & Courts

Daniel

Daniel

Solicitor

7,663 satisfied customers

Bachelor of Laws (dist) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise. Admitted NSW Supreme Court / High Court

Patrick H.

Patrick H.

Lawyer

5,422 satisfied customers

Dip Law LPAB - Sydney based lawyer

James D. Ford

James D. Ford

Solicitor

1,600 satisfied customers

Lawyer | Founder & CEO at Blue Ocean Law Group

< Previous | Next >

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x