Who has to pay Child Support and how is it calculated?
It is no surprise that parents are obligated to pay for their children. Whilst in a relationship, parents often pool their money together for the mutual benefit of the kids. So what happens when the parents separate? What if Dad only sees the kids every alternate weekend? Is there still...Read More
What’s in a name? Changing a name in the family law context
Names are an important part of our identity and as family structures change, people may consider changing their name or the name of a child. However, there are processes and restrictions to be aware of when considering this. There is different legislation in each State governing the registration of names....Read More
Federal Government Guarantees for Single Parents
Separating and facing the housing market as a single parent can be an overwhelming and stressful experience, particularly when progressing through a property settlement with your ex. Your household income has essentially halved, which for a lot of families could mean facing relocation to a new home. A new scheme...Read More
What if parents disagree on vaccination?
When deciding whether to vaccinate a child, parents should ideally consult with each other and reach a decision together. However, the Family Court does have power to make orders in relation to the vaccination of children if necessary. Although the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine has been slow in Australia...Read More
How are children represented in Family Court proceedings?
Many people are curious about how a children’s wishes and interests are presented to and protected in a Family Court in Australia. Expression of wishes People are very familiar with how adult evidence is presented to courts – typically through the use of affidavits, and through direct evidence in the...Read More