Equal Shared Responsibility and Major Long Term Issues

13 Dec

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

Do Children Decide Which Parent They Live With

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

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03 Apr

Sperm, Genetic Donors and Family Law

Sperm Donors and Family Law Although sperm donations 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 now banned through legislation or…

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06 Feb

Adoption Law in Queensland

The term ‘adoption’ 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 wish to place their existing child into adoption for various reasons.…

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29 Jun

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

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

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

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 the legislation are summarised as follows: “The law will take…

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