Equal Shared Responsibility and Major Long Term Issues

13 Dec
2019

Equal Shared Responsibility and Major Long Term Issues

A typical parenting order made by the Court will involve equal shared parental responsibility. This essentially means that both parents are required to consult each other on the major long-term issues of the children which relate to the order. Whilst the definition of “major issues” is not meant to be…

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25 Nov
2019

When can children decide which parent to live with in Australia?

Can children decide which parents to live with? When determining the living arrangement for children post-separation, parents often wonder at what age can children decide who to live with themselves. It is important to understand there is no one standard age that must be met. The reality of this question…

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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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06 Feb
2019

Adopting a child in Queensland? What are the key terms of adopting a stepchild in qld?

Are you Adopting a child in Queensland? The term ‘Adopting a child in Queensland’ refers to the process of transferal of legal rights and responsibilities of parenthood from one set of parents to another. This includes both the process of adopting a child into a family and, those parents who…

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29 Jun
2018

We Got Divorced and She Took My Dog

When a relationship ends there is a lot of focus on the pain and strain of separation and divorce, as well as negotiating parenting plans, child visitation rights, and the division of property, assets, and liabilities. Of course, all of these things are extremely important, but what about the pets?…

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22 Feb
2018

How To Prepare For A Family Report

TAKING IT TO COURT? CONGRATULATIONS! YOU AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY FOR A FAMILY REPORT. It is inevitable that parents who institute proceedings in the family court involving their children, will if the parenting issues relating to the children are not resolved, be required to attend a conference and consult with initially a…

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05 Jul
2017

Court Orders: How To Be A Responsible Shared Parent of Your Children?

How To Be A Responsible Shared Parent Shared parental responsibility: Where the children should live and how much time they should spend with the other parent or other significant adults in their lives are now subject to the Family Law Act.  This came into effect in 2006. The principals in…

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