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Parental Alienation and Resist Refuse Dynamics

By Lloyd Skinner Parental alienation is the pattern of behaviour which involves one parent acting in certain ways that undermine and denigrate the relationship of the other parent with the child. Alienating behaviours induced by a parent onto a child are usually done...

Would you go to the High Court over a 23 day marriage?

In the recent and unusual matter of Hsiao v Fazarri, the Husband, who had only been married for 23 days, sought a property settlement in the Family Court. The matter seems straight forward, so how did it end up in the High Court of Australia? The Husband, Mr Fazarri,...

Breaches of Intervention Orders in Victoria

Court-sanctioned Family Violence Intervention Orders (FVIO) are the first port of call for victims of family violence. Anna Goldsborough, a magistrate specialising in family violence, believes that intervention orders are a crucial method in curbing actions of future...

Is a Sperm Donor a Legal Parent?

Are you a hopeful parent intending to use a sperm donor to have a child? Or are you a sperm donor intending to assist another in starting or growing their family? If you or someone you know is considering or has already used a sperm donor to conceive a child, it is...

Coercive Control – Time for law to change in favour of women?

Coercive control is a form of domestic abuse that involves a behavioural pattern of acts such as manipulation, gaslighting, humiliation, intimidation, and threats that erode your esteem and independence. Examples of coercive and controlling behavioural patterns...

Should you mediate or litigate family law property?

The Federal Circuit Court was established in 2001 by the Howard Government. It created a second judicial body that would operate in tandem with the Family Court of Australia. The purpose of this court was to enable litigants to access justice in a faster and in a more...