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  1. International child abduction – COVID-19 is not a ‘shield’ to avoid return

    15 September 2021 | Family Law

    A recent decision of the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia sends a clear message to parents that they cannot use the risks associated with COVID-19 as a shield to justify wrongfully retaining a child outside their usual place of residence. In...

  2. Co-parenting after separation – achieving better outcomes for the children

    30 June 2021 | Family Law

    If you have separated or are thinking about separating from your partner, it is easy to lose sight of what is important and get distracted by the many issues you will be facing, particularly when it comes to parenting. BN’s Melanie Rubin and Bryan Do provide some guidance about things you can do...

  3. 5 Tips For Finding the Right Family Lawyer

    5 May 2021 | Family Law

    Knowing where to go and what to look for in a family lawyer can be overwhelming, especially at such a difficult time in your life. Keep in mind that you will have to discuss some very personal issues including your children, your assets, and your financial circumstances, so finding a lawyer you feel...

  4. Making difficult relationship decisions during COVID-19

    15 September 2020 | Family Law

    Whether you have already separated, are contemplating separation, or are concerned that your significant other may be contemplating separation, we know that the current COVID-19 restrictions are complicating relationship problems for many people like...

  5. Setting aside Binding Child Support Agreements – COVID-19, the unprecedented and ‘exceptional’ circumstance

    6 August 2020 | Family Law

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had various and far reaching consequences. The global impact cannot be understated and the law has been no exception. A recent decision of the Family Court of Australia identifies one such impact to binding child support...

  6. Who is a parent?

    5 August 2019 | Family Law

    Scientific advancements in assisted reproduction, increased availability of donor material and growing cultural acceptance of surrogacy and artificial conception means that the definition of family, or who is a parent, is evolving very rapidly, but has...

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