Inside Family Law with Zoë Durand

Jeffrey Choy “looking for little shiny baubles” – Jeffrey on his personal experience with separation and his work today as a family lawyer

August 11, 2019

Jeffrey Choy “looking for little shiny baubles” – Jeffrey on his personal experience with separation and his work today as a family lawyer

  • History of Jeffrey’s career and personal experience with divorce prior to working as a family lawyer.
  • Jeffrey’s personal experience having ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) and how he has made this work to his advantage as a family law.
  • Tips on preparation of affidavit evidence
  • Jeffrey’s personal experiences and the fall out years later after a separation including his continued estrangement from his daughter.
  • Jeffrey’s tips for parties going through the process based on his own personal experiences and as a lawyer
  • Jeffrey’s family history with his family migrating from China to Australia in the 1850’s during the Gold Rush and the migration back and forth between Australia and China of his grandparents and parents.
  • Cultural issues in family law and how in Chinese culture you often veer away from emotion and how in Asian cultures more generally dealing with emotions can be difficult.
  • Chinese Australian families in the Australian family law process – are cross cultural issues understood?
  • Different family structures and different concepts of closeness in Chinese families; second and third cousins are considered as akin to siblings versus the Ango- Australian families which are much more focused on the nuclear family.
  • Migrant experience of sacrifice and the fact they often do need to send their children back overseas to be raised by extended family.
  • Jeffrey’s views on the proposed ALRC recommendations
  • Jeffrey’s approach to family law matters.
  • Good on Jeffrey for speaking so openly about his ADHD and how he has found a way to make it work for (not against him) in his career.