01 Oct
2019

Child Custody Australia and International Law

Biggest Issue on Child Custody Australia Child Custody Australia has One of the biggest issues facing Multi-national Australian families is parenting arrangements and custody of children. The 2011 Census suggests nearly half of the Australian population has one parent who was born in another country. As Australia has one of…

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23 Sep
2019

Did you ever think about your Child Views on Parenting Arrangements for the 0-4 year age group?

CHILD VIEWS IN PARENTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE 0-4 YEAR AGE GROUP How the Child’s View Affects Custody Disputes? Before imposing an order, the Court will always consider what Parenting Arrangements are in the best interests of the child. In determining the best interests of the child, any views expressed by…

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16 Sep
2019

Solicitors Role in Family Proceedings

The role of solicitors in Family Law proceedings may not be known to the parties before commencing the legal representation. In the case of Simic& Norton [2017] FamCA 1007, Justice Benjamin was critical of both parties’ solicitors, describing their actions as fuelling a negative culture of “bitter adversarial and highly…

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09 Sep
2019

Child Vaccinations Australia and Family Law

Family Court and Child Vaccinations Australia Whilst many couples have long, happy relationships, there are bound to be one or more serious points of disagreement when it comes to raising children. These issues become more relevant in circumstances where the couple has separated and have different views on how best…

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30 Aug
2019

Property and Sentimental Value

Sentimental Value in Property Settlement In determining how the property pool is split, the Court has previously highlighted the difficult and sometimes unique circumstances where one party may have sentimental value in an asset. In one particular case, the Husband of the proceedings was given 14 days to retrieve the…

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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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12 Jun
2019

What are Restorative Justice in Queensland and it’s principles?

Restorative justice is the principle of diverting offenders to rehabilitative services such as pre-court mediation, community conferencing between the offender/victim and engaging with specialised programs to reform criminal behaviour. The principles of restorative justice Queensland are reflected within a multitude of different legal instruments, such as the Youth Justice Act 1992…

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02 May
2019

Contesting A Deceased Estate

If you believe that a deceased friend or family member’s Will does not reflect their last wishes or are concerned with the circumstances and nature of an updated will, you may challenge the validity of the Will. This situation commonly arises where the deceased friend or family member may not…

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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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