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Maria Rigoli | Winner 2016 Law Institute of Victoria Awards

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Parental alienation seems to be increasing, according to a lot of family law solicitors. Meaning of PAS What is parental alienation syndrome (PAS)? Essentially, it occurs when one parent influences the child against the other parent, by emotionally manipulating the child. Usually the child (of......

How hard is it to relocate children overseas when the other parent opposes? When the courts consider cases on relocation of children, there is usually an extraordinary reason behind the application. However in the case of Ellis & Murphy [2018] FamCA 468 (22 June 2018)......

To see how the Family Law Courts treat parental alienation, here is a summary of case recently decided where custody was changed:  (Lankester & Cribb [2018] FamCAFC 60 (6 April 2018) This was a case of severe alienation of the child against the father where......

Paternity in family law disputes Under current law, paternity is “presumed” in the flowing circumstances: If a child is born to a woman and at the time she is married – the child is presumed to be the child of the woman and her husband,......

How is superannuation dealt with in family law? Superannuation is treated as property and can be divided between the parties after the breakdown of a marriage or the breakdown of a de facto relationship.  Rather than cashing out the super is “split” and assigned to......

Pet cases are rare in the family law courts –most of the time lawyers warn their clients not to push the point on the issue of with whom the pet will live. However, to some clients, the ownership of the family pet will be as......