Out of the mouths of babes: information gathered from children in family law proceedings
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 family law matters.
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The article was first published in Australian Family Lawyer, Vol. 27/1, and is reproduced with the kind permission of the co-authors and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.