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How has the pandemic affected your relationship?

As the pandemic eases, and things return to a new normal, we are finding many families who have separated as a result of the…
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Can a Parent Withhold a Child?

Often in family law proceedings, a parent will elect to withhold contact between the children and the other parent. There are many reasons for…
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As a grandparent, can I spend time with my grandchildren?

The Family Law Act recognises that children have a right to maintain regular communication with those who are considered important to their welfare, care,…
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Litigation lending – do you need help with access to justice?

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Litigation lending – Litigation funding – Access to Justice Litigation lending – Do you need financial assistance…
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Master plan of alienation not made out

Master plan of alienation not made out Bell & Bell Conclusion as to Issue A Regrettably and reluctantly, I concur with Mr B’s observation…
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Evidence of duration of de facto relationship

Evidence of duration of de facto relationship HUBERT & STROUD[2019] FCCA 2538 The evidence relevant to the duration of the de facto relationship On hearing,…
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Public interest – referral of litigant to A-G and ATO

Public interest – referral of litigant to A-G and ATO ASHJAIM & GASPAR [2019] FCCA 2703 Catchwords: FAMILY LAW –Unusual property dispute– Applicant’s business…
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Review family law – is it needed?

Review family law – We don’t need another family law review — we need to act on what we already know By Renata Alexander…
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Family Court report writer charged with child sex offences

Family Court report writer charged with sexually abusing three children Family Court report writer charged By Heidi Davoren and Josh Robertson ABC News An accused paedophile has…
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Family mediation and dispute resolution

Family mediation and dispute resolution Mediation is a way of resolving disputes between people in conflict, usually facilitated by a neutral person. Separated families…
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Conflicts between work and family and mental health

Conflicts between work and family and fathers’ mental health Amanda Cooklin – at https://aifs.gov.au/aifs-conference/conflicts-between-work-and-family-and-fathers-mental-health Research summary— June 2019 Overview Fathers today are often expected to…
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Father’s work, family conflicts and children’s mental health

Fathers’ work and family conflicts and the outcomes for children’s mental health Liana Leach published at www.aifs.gov.au Research summary— June 2019 Father’s Work –…
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Cross-examination and Family Violence

Cross-examination and Family Violence About Family Violence and cross-examination Family Violence means violent, threatening or other behaviour that coerces or controls a family member…
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At home alone – what age must children be?

What age can children stay home alone? By Budget Direct Home Insurance What age can children stay home alone? Here in Australia, there is…
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Rejection of parental love and care – the family law solution

Rejection of parental love and care – the family law solution Rejection of parental love and care by children can have unexpected consequences. In…
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“Unaccountable” – an article by the ABC

Unaccountable In the family law system psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers can give evidence and impact cases, but a review has found no-one is…
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Substance abuse means new care for child

Substance abuse means new care for child LOCKHARDT & SEARLE Substance abuse – Consideration The court received substantial assistance from counsel for the applicant, respondent…
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“Parent” – a review of meaning in genetic material donation 

“Parent” – a review of meaning in genetic material donation  Masson and Parsons & Ors The meaning of “parent” and s 60H of the Family Law Act The…
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Surname change to hyphenation for young child

Surname change to hyphenation for young child PORRITT & DUNFORD Surname change – The law I now turn to the law. As noted by…
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Books for children dealing with separation and divorce

Books for children dealing with separation and divorce ‘It’s Just Different Now’ Espie, Linda Spectrum Publications, Richmond 1999 – For children aged 3-7 years…
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Offsetting occupation and expenses

Offsetting occupation and expenses The Wife’s occupation of the matrimonial home and maintenance payments to the Husband The Husband sought that an adjustment by…
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Add backs – how are these treated?

Add backs – how are these treated? WHITE & WHITE [2019] FamCA 13 Add backs – The Husband’s removal of funds The Wife asserts…

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