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Mother at risk of harm from children

Mother at risk of harm from children In the recent case of Watts & Lorreck, the court noted the family violence being perpetuated between mother…
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Contempt jail sentences for Mother and Grandmother

Contempt jail sentences for Mother and Grandmother The matter came before the court for final hearing on 9 October, 2014 and, as is sometimes…
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Adult sibling seeking a relationship and time with younger siblings

Adult sibling seeking a relationship and time with younger siblings Adult sibling – Ms C’s application In the previous final orders, Ms C (adult…
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Contempt sentences for Mother and Grandmother

Contempt sentences for Mother and Grandmother Contempt: A recent case published in mainstream press: The matter came before the court for final hearing on…
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Child abduction ring alleged by AFP

Child abduction ring alleged by AFP – breaking news from the ABC Three men have been arrested over an alleged plot to help women…
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International family law and children

International family law and children International family law: Families who are split across international borders face unique challenges. Disputes between these families can have…
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Reciprocating countries and residency for child support

Reciprocating countries and residency for child support Australia has arrangements for child support with a number of countries. These are known as reciprocating jurisdictions….
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The link between money and contact: The entangled nature of child support and contact and the role of negative attributions around parental motivation

The link between money and contact: The entangled nature of child support and contact and the role of negative attributions around parental motivation Despite…
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Meaningful relationship meaning in the family law context

Meaningful relationship meaning in the family law context In the recent case of Agnew & Wogan and Anor, the court discussed the meaning of “meaningful relationship”…
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Flooding therapy for “enmeshed” children

Flooding therapy for “enmeshed” children Flodding therapy – In the recent case of Habib & Ibrahim, the court made orders for a child who was living…
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Deathbed filing of property settlement claims

Deathbed filing of property settlement claims “Deathbed” claims – The recent case of FROST (DECEASED) & WHOOTEN[2018] FamCAFC 177 highlights the importance of “filing” proceedings before…
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Superannuation splitting laws

Superannuation splitting laws When a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down property can be divided between the parties. Superannuation is treated as property…
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Moving out of the family home – will I lose my rights?

Moving out of the family home – will I lose my rights? We live in times where most families can’t afford the “luxury” of…
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Beanstalk Mums – thanks for your support!

Beanstalk Mums – thanks for your support! “Beanstalk is a supportive, inspirational community for single mothers from all walks of life. Beanstalk is for…
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Travel time – how much is too much?

Travel time – how much is too much? Travel time – Often parents focus on the distance between their respective homes when considering equal…
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Legal help needed – my ex has everything

Legal help needed – my ex has everything Very often in relationships – and for many different reasons – couples arrange their assets so…
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My child just turned 12 – can they choose who they live with now?

My child just turned 12 – can they choose who they live with now? “My child just turned 12. I’ve heard that they can…
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Parental rights – do I have any?

Parental rights – do I have any? Under the Family Law Act 1975, parents have responsibilities and obligations rather than parental rights. It is…
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Amendments to Child Support legislation 2018

Amendments to Child Support legislation 2018 – a summary Schedule 1 – Child support amendments Part 1 – Interim periods: This Part amends the…
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Passports, children and parental consent

Passports, children and parental consent Key points A child’s passport application should include the written consent of each person who has parental responsibility for…
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Interim orders revisited where child is now older

Interim orders revisited where child is now older CONSIDERATION In my view it is significant that the child was two years and eleven months…
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My ex is threatening to leave the country with our children

My ex is threatening to leave the country with our children It is a heart-stopping concern for any parent when the other parent threatens…
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My ex is threatening to go for “full custody”

My ex is threatening to go for “full custody” “Full custody’ – despite the fact that this has not been a concept under the…
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How does Legal Aid decide who gets aid?

How do you decide who gets legal aid? Demand for legal aid is high, so LAQ use strict criteria when granting aid for legal…

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