Setting aside Binding Child Support Agreements – COVID-19, the unprecedented and ‘exceptional’ circumstance6 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...
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...
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...
Children’s wishes in family law proceedings - relevant but not determinative10 April 2017 | Family Law
The High Court of Australia has recently reiterated that children’s wishes are relevant, but not determinative, in parenting proceedings arising under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act). The case of Boldemonte v Boldemonte delivered on 1 March...
How to prevent the risk of international child abduction in family law matters6 April 2017 | Family Law
With the number of kidnapping cases rising and children being unlawfully taken overseas, divorced and separated parents are being urged to look for the warning signs, according to a leading international family law expert. Barry.Nilsson. Special Counsel...
Family law issues facing schools23 November 2016 | Family Law
Schools often find themselves caught in the cross-fire between warring parents in conflict with one another with respect to their school-aged children. Common queries we receive from parents and/or schools are as follows: What is the typical process in...