May 14, 2019

Esther Perel gives some fabulous tips on how to get what you want the right way!

January 10, 2019

Australia: Child support and adult child maintenance: What am I obligated to pay?

In 1989 the federal government introduced a new child support scheme through the Child Support (Assessment) Act 189 (Cth) (the Act) which limited the Family Court's involvement in child su...

February 17, 2018

Could this happen in Australia? Separated parents who fail to allow their partners to maintain a proper relationship with their children could be stripped of driving licences or passports, hit with curfews, ordered to do a period of unpaid work or even jailed.

Ministers...

November 2, 2017

Under the Family Law Act the only person who has rights is the child.

Both the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court are empowered by the Family Law Act to make orders for the parenting of children. Parties who are interested in the welfare of the child, usually th...

June 10, 2017

Brain information can be complicated to understand but it is an important part of how attachment works. Dr. Daniel Siegel from UCLA does a wonderful job explaining this information to parents and professionals. To hear some of the information directly from him, check o...

November 24, 2015

 

 

Face-to-face parent-child contact

 

Face-to-face contact between children and their non-resident parents is an important part of parenting after separation. Research suggests that there is a discrepancy in reporting between resident parents and non-resident parents in...

November 18, 2015

 

 

Where there a dispute over custody of children, the Family Court will often be called upon to decide how much time those children will spend with each parent. For convenience, let us refer to this question as the "Time Question". The starting point in answering the T...

November 18, 2015

 

 

Cases involving the proposed relocation of a child are difficult cases for the Court to decide. The Family Law Act does not have specific provisions which deal specially with relocation.

We have therefore analysed the various decisions on relocation to come up with a...

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