The High Court of Australia to consider the definition of “parent”18 February 2019 | Family Law
Family lawyers have another reason to keep a watchful eye on the High Court of Australia in 2019. The High Court of Australia recently granted special leave to hear an appeal from the decision of the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia in Parsons...
Out of the mouths of babes: information gathered from children in family law proceedings29 August 2018 | Family Law
Children as reporters of fact pose a difficult problem for the legal system, as the system is fundamentally designed to test the evidence of adults. This article examines the available methods of providing the court with information from children in...
The importance of language employed in family law disputes19 February 2018 | Family Law
Adjusting for Violence | Law Institute Journal, February 20182 February 2018 | Family Law
A recent decision has lowered some of the evidentiary barriers to obtain financial recompense for family violence in a family law matter. To read Will Stidston's and Elizabeth Mathews' full article, published in the February 2017 edition of the...
What’s Yours is Mine24 November 2017 | Family Law
In the decision of Tomaras & Tomaras & Anor and Commissioner of Taxation (2017) FamCAFC 216, the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia answered a stated case as to whether s.90AE of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act) was binding on the...
What is a family?7 November 2017 | Family Law
A mother, father and their biological offspring? A mother, her female partner, their sperm donor and the child they created together? A father, his male partner, their egg donor, their surrogate and the child they created? A man, woman, egg donor, sperm...