A family law case in which the mother was ordered to relocate with her child to be closer to the father in order to make it easier for both parents to agree on acceptable custody arrangements   Tandy & Eastman In Tandy & Eastman [2020] FCCA 541 (19...

Are you wanting to relocate with children? 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...

Mediation in Family Law Matters It is compulsory to attempt formal mediation in family law matters, before one can go to court to get orders relating to children.   There are some exceptions to this rule.   If the matter settles at mediation there also advantages and disadvantages...

Many family law clients come to their lawyers with incorrect assumptions about their rights, and their ex- spouse's rights after separation. Here are some of the most common myths, questions and answers: Myth 1. "If I move out  I lose my entitlement to the house/  I...

Legal principles applying to family violence: The family law presumption of “equal shared parental responsibility”, does not apply in cases where there is child abuse or family violence The requirement that people attend mediation does not apply if there is family violence or abuse A fear or apprehension...

What are the new laws about children?  Changes to ’the Family Law Act 1975′ made in 2006 include: the introduction of a new presumption of shared parental responsibility a new way for the court to determine what is in the best interests of a child a focus on parenting plans to...