Case Study – Securing Spend Time Arrangements Between A Father And Son

Background Our client – a father with a history of substance abuse issues had been spending vey limited time with his 9-year-old son. The father had devoted significant time and effort attending rehabilitation and other parenting courses to overcome his substance abuse issues. Our client had not consumed any illicit substances for several years. Despite …

How Do I Start Proceedings In The Federal Circuit And Family Court Of Australia?

How Do I Start Proceedings In The Federal Circuit And Family Court Of Australia? Have you recently separated from your partner and want to divide your assets on a final basis? Are you having difficulties reaching a workable co-parenting arrangement? Many people think that commencing proceedings in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia …

Conciliation Conferences – What Are They And How Do I Prepare?

A Conciliation Conference is a court managed form of alternative dispute resolution which occurs for financial matters filed in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court. A Conciliation Conference is an excellent opportunity to resolve your dispute and avoid ongoing litigation and costs.   A Registrar of the Court will work with the parties and …

Making Co-Parenting Easier

At Expert Family Lawyers Central Coast, we are always encouraging health co-parenting however, it is quite common for clients to present chains of disrespectful emails or text messages with the parents calling each other names and arguing about issues that may have been a null issue had the communication between the parties been better. There are …

Family Law Agreement Can’t Be Reach – Now What?

So You Can’t Reach A Family Law Agreement – What Happens Now? So you and your ex-partner have tried come to an agreement after separation in respect of parenting, property or both but you haven’t been able to do so.  The next question you will more than likely ask it ‘What now?’.  That’s a good …

Who Is A Parent?

The question of who is a parent is what the High Court of Australia was asked to consider when it heard an appeal in April 2019 in the case of Masson v Parsons and Ors. The child was conceived by way of artificial conception in 2006. The sperm donor (the “Appellant”) was a friend of …

Giving Evidence During The Covid 19 Crisis

With the current Covid 19 Crisis, the Family Court and Federal Court of Australia are now moving to conducting necessary hearings by video link. The following information has has been issued by the Courts to assist in this unusual situation – Guidance For Attendance Of A Witness At A Court Hearing By Video Link To …

What Are Family Law Agreements?

What is a Pre-nuptial Agreement? These Agreements are for people intending to enter into either a marriage or a defacto relationship but the Agreement must be completed and signed before the marriage or cohabitation commences. A Prenuptial Agreement is one form of Binding Financial Agreement that binds both parties to certain obligations in the future …

Tattooed Mother Ordered Not To Breastfeed!

In an extraordinary case in Newcastle a mother of an 11 month old baby was restrained from breastfeeding the children because her recent tattoo put the child at unnecessary risk of contracting HIV. The Judge also ordered that the child spend from 9am to 3pm Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the father. The mother …

Can I Travel Overseas With Children If We Are In Court?

The answer to this is no, unless you have the written permission from the other parent.  If you are already in the Court System in either the Federal Circuit Court of the Family Court in relation to the children you cannot travel overseas without permission.  The Family Law Act is quite clear about this.  There …

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