Criminal Behaviours within Family Law Matters

25 Apr
2022

Criminal Behaviours within Family Law Matters

Over the past few years, criminal law and family violence have increasingly interconnected with family law and child protection matters.   At times family law matters, especially when involving children, can often reveal the complexities within a family, and therefore it is not uncommon for these complexities to also include some…

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14 Mar
2022

Navigating the Court System Unvaccinated

Australian Court System about Unvaccinated Despite the Coronavirus pandemic continuing to make waves across the country, it is not compulsory to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Presently it is up to an adult individual to make this decision for themselves or a parent to make this decision for their underage…

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29 Nov
2021

What do I need to consider before commencing Court Proceedings against my Ex in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

From 1 September 2021 the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia has implemented new Pre-Action Procedures that must be adhered to and followed prior to anyone commencing Court proceedings.  The aim of the Pre-Action Procedures are to give the matter a chance at resolving amicably before the pathway…

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20 Nov
2021

Unacceptable risk: Appeal against parenting orders & Allegations of sexual abuse

In a recent Appeal of a decision of the Family Court of Australia, the Appellant Court reviewed orders between the parties in respect of their two children under Pt VII of the Family Law Act 1975. The orders made provision for the children to live with the mother and for her to have…

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08 Nov
2021

What Are Considered The Best Interests of the Child?

In parenting matters, the Court’s main focus is making orders that align with the children’s best interests as this remains the paramount consideration. But how does the Court determine what is in the best interests of the child? There is no hard and fast rule for this. Each case is…

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11 Oct
2021

Limited or Binding Child Support Agreement – Which Should You Choose?

Binding Child Support Agreement or Limited Child Support Agreement? When parents reach an agreement in relation to child support, there are two options available to formalise that agreement.  Those two options are: A Binding Child Support Agreement; and A Limited Child Support Agreement.  What is the Binding Child Support Agreement?…

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04 Oct
2021

Changing Your Child’s Name

Are you considering changing your child’s name?  For children born or adopted in Queensland, parents may change their child’s first name once before the child turns one (1) and parents may change their child’s family name no more than once every twelve (12) months.  Both parents must consent to the…

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06 Sep
2021

Drug Testing Parents in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

In parenting proceedings, parties are required to complete a Court form titled Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk which discloses any allegations the parent may have against the other party which places children at risk.  If a party alleges there is a drug or substance abuse problem on…

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02 Aug
2021

Objection to vaccination of children Family Court jurisdiction

Children Family Court Jurisdiction: In a recent decision in the Family Court found that it was very regrettably that the mother did not support the child being vaccinated.  The Court considered that her opposition to the child being vaccinated, as the child’s principal carer, would likely complicate the process and…

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12 Jul
2021

The different types of Child Support Arrangements

Child support can be managed between the parties in a number of ways. Some parents prefer to and are able to have very flexible and informal arrangements between them. Others prefer that their arrangements are managed via the Child Support Agencies – and other parents formalise their arrangements via a Private…

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