Child Abduction To Other Countries: Could This Happen To You After Separation?

The recent television incident where Channel 9 were doing a story on children taken to a foreign country has highlighted the problem of parents taking their children away from the other parent.  An ex British Policeman sought to abduct the children from Lebanon to return them to their mother in Australia.  The Australian authorities could …

Violence And Parenting Orders

A recent case has caused many domestic violence commentators to slam the Newcastle Family Court. The case involved Ms T and Mr S who had been arguing for many years through the Courts over parenting orders for their daughter. The Court had ordered that the father have weekly visits to see his daughter, but in …

What Does The Court Take Into Account When Determining What Is In Our Children’s Best Interests?

There are 14 factors a Court must take into account when deciding what is in your children’s best interests. They are as follows: The benefit to the child of having a meaningful relationship with both of the child’s parents; The need to protect the child from physical or psychological harm from being subjected to, or …

What Happens In Parenting Arrangements If There Is An AVO In Place?

An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is an order that is aimed at protecting a person from another person. An AVO specifies what the Defendant (the person who is the one being restricted) can and cannot do towards the protected person.  If there are restraints on contacting the protected person, depending on the wording you may …

What Is A Binding Child Support Agreement?

A Binding Child Support Agreement (BCSA) is an agreement made between 2 parents in relation to child support after the parents separate. In most cases a parent would contact the Child Support Agency and make an application for the other parent to pay child support.  It can be privately collected by the applicant parent or …

What Do I Do When The Children Are Not Returned To Me?

This is a matter that needs to be dealt with on an urgent basis if you don’t know where the children are.You should seek legal advice immediately.  If your ex-partner suddenly moves away with the children without getting your consent, then you can file an application to get the parent to move back. However, the …

What Affect Does An Avo Have On A Parenting Case?

An AVO can have a significant impact on a parenting matter. Family violence is treated very seriously by judges and can be the reason that you do not see your kids. AVO’s are becoming a lot more common and are there to protect people.  However, some people accept an AVO as they cannot afford to …

Accredited Specialist Family Lawyer – Kate Walker Solicitor

Expert Family Lawyers Central Coast is happy to welcome Accredited Specialist Family Lawyer, Kate Walker. With a passion for helping people, Kate is able to provide practical, down-to-earth advice with care and compassion. As a qualified Mediator and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Kate prefers to help her clients resolve their problems with Mediation and Dispute …

Getting To Court Quickly: Family Law Mediation Rules

In a lot of the parenting/children cases that come to our office, the first question is often, “How do we get to court?”.  Going to Court straight away has some benefits in some cases, but usually you will have to follow a few key steps. Under the Family Law Act, parents who want to file …

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