Parental Alienation- The Increasing Threat to Family

25 Jul
2019

Parental Alienation- The Increasing Threat to Family

As modern family structures have become increasingly complex in today’s society, so too has the threat of parental alienation. Parental alienation occurs when one parent influences the child against the other parent. This usually happens when both parties are seeing the children on a regular basis but are separated and…

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11 Jul
2019

Merging of the federal circuit court of Australia and Family Court

Merging of the federal circuit court of Australia On 30 May 2018, the Government proposed to restructure the existing structure of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. This will have the effect of merging the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA) as of 1 January 2019. Resulting from…

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02 Jul
2019

Engagement Ring Property Rights

Who Keeps the Engagement Ring after Separation? One of the big questions couples have after a relationship breaks down is what happens to the engagement ring. The issue of which party has a claim to this item can be contentious, with many different opinions based on tradition, morals, and conventions. Where…

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29 Apr
2019

Who Gets Animals in Divorce Proceedings?

What Happens to Pets and Animals During Divorce Proceedings? As animals have become an integral part of modern relationships, it is important to understand what happens to your pets during the separation and divorce proceedings. Given that one or both parties may have special connections to their pets, the decision…

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23 Apr
2019

Mental Health Conditions and Parenting Arrangements in Family Law Proceedings?

How Do Mental Health Conditions Affect Family Law Proceedings? If you have been diagnosed with a mental health condition, this can impact both child welfare/parenting arrangements addition to property disputes. However, a mental health condition does affect or have relevance to divorce proceedings (family law proceedings)  (provided there are no…

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10 Apr
2019

Retaining A Meaningful Relationship with Both Parents

Healthy and meaningful relationship Last year a Court dispute between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie resulted in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County imposing an order for the five children to spend more time with their father. When providing reasons for the judgment, the Court provided “it is critical…

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03 Apr
2019

Sperm donation Brisbane Law, Parental Responsibilities and Legislation

Law of "Sperm donation Brisbane", Parental Responsibilities and Legislation Although Sperm donation Brisbane have historically been subject to anonymity in Australia, recent legislative reform and case law suggest a definitive movement towards inclusion within Family Law and Parental Responsibility. In all states and territories of Australia, donating sperm anonymously is…

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28 Mar
2019

Family Report and Expert Evidence in Proceedings

Family Report and Expert Evidence in Proceedings Expert evidence including a family report provides the Court with material from an independent viewpoint, which both assesses and highlights particular issues with each unique case. The most common form of expert evidence in family law proceedings is family reports, which are undertaken…

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18 Mar
2019

Do you need information about the Family Law Courts Brisbane?

Important information and contact details about the Family Law Courts Brisbane The Family Law Courts Brisbane’ National Enquiry Centre (NEC) is the entry point for all telephone and email inquiries about Family Law Court matters in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. [caption id="attachment_9140"…

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04 Mar
2019

Structural Reform of the Federal Court

What Does Structural Reform of the Federal Court Mean To You? On 30 May 2018, the Government proposed to establish the new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA), amalgamating the two courts together under a new regime. In addition to this proposed structure, a new Family Law Appeal…

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