Category Archives: Legal News

Cairns' Best Family Lawyers Published

Cairns’ best family law firms  have been published and Reaston Drummond Law is humbled to once again be rated one of Cairns’ top family law firms  in  the Doyle’s Guide to leading family and divorce firms.

Each year the Guide publishes who it considers to be the best lawyers in a given field based on “online peer-based surveys as well as extensive telephone and face to face interviews with clients, peers and relevant industry bodies.” We are very proud to be one of only 2 Cairns firms to be given a tier 1 ranking in family law.

Our family lawyers, Bev Reaston and Deanne Drummond, were also both ranked as leading lawyers in their field for the third year in a row. We take this opportunity to thank our clients, colleagues and referrers for continuing to support our firm. We constantly strive to exceed expectations and  provide the best service possible to our clients.


Types of Domestic Violence

These days we hear a lot about domestic violence on the news. Generally the headlines are about man [the perpetrator] assaulting or killing a woman, or children of the relationship [The victim(s)].  Whilst this is clearly a type of domestic violence there are many other forms. Domestic violence can be actual violence or threats of violence… Continue Reading

7 must follow steps to avoid costly mistakes in a Family Law Property Settlement

Have you recently separated? Are you putting off discussions about your family law property settlement because it all seems too hard? Separation or divorce is not something you experience every day. When it happens you may suddenly find yourself having to deal with tough decisions about how your hard earned assets will be divided. The whole process… Continue Reading

FIFO Work, Separation and Divorce – What you need to know

Are you a FIFO worker experiencing problems in your relationship? Do you live in  Cairns but have to travel away regularly for work? Are you worried your work may be leading to your separation or divorce? Challenges of FIFO work When your first started your job you may have been attracted by benefits such as the potential… Continue Reading

5 Things you need to know if experiencing domestic violence

Have you experienced domestic violence or know someone who is currently in a difficult relationship? Do you know where to turn when times get tough? Do you need someone you can talk to who understands what you’re going through? It’s hard to miss the recent headlines reporting another terrible murder.  A husband viciously killed his… Continue Reading

Surrogacy Agreements in Queensland

Surrogacy Agreements in Queensland

Non commercial  surrogacy agreements are now legal in Queensland. We are fortunate our team has been involved in this fascinating area of law.  Our family law team was one of the first Cairns family lawyers to prepare a Surrogacy Agreement.  We met with the medical team and the counsellor.  Currently, there is a case listed for… Continue Reading