Parenting

What is contempt in the Family Court?

In the recent case heard at the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1), Justice Gill made orders of six months imprisonment of Ms Trach, a mother who was found guilty of contempt for failing to provide information about location of her missing...

Can infidelity affect child custody arrangements?

Can infidelity affect child custody arrangements? Infidelity can create a lot of animosity and resentment between parties. The question is, is it ever relevant to child custody arrangements? Infidelity will rarely affect child custody orders or arrangements. In...

Can a parent keep a child away from the other parent?

Can a parent restrict access of their child to the other parent? It is not uncommon in high conflict child custody battles for one parent to deny or restrict access or limit the time the other parent spends with the child. So, is it possible for one parent to stop the...

How to pick a family lawyer

Separating from your spouse is one of the most stressful life experiences that you can go through. It is extremely important that you choose the best family lawyer to reduce the time, expense and emotional toll on yourself. So, how do you go about finding the best...

My partner is an anti-vaxxer and won’t let my kids get vaccinated

The issue of vaccination has been a contentious issue recently as Australia comes out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Australian Government permitted access for 12-year-olds to receive the Pfizer vaccinate and it is expected it will soon be available to five-year-old...

Child Protection’s (DHHS) Rights to take my child

The Children, Youth and Families Amendment Bill proposes to extend the time child protection workers can remove children from their parents from one working day to two working days. This may see children separated from their families for several days should the...