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
What is the difference between child support and spousal maintenance?
If you have recently separated or know someone who has recently separated, you may have heard about child support being payable. You are less likely to have heard about another thing called spousal maintenance. Spousal maintenance is when one partner gives his or her ex-partner financial assistance after the relationship...Read More
I want half the summer school holidays
Although we have just come out of the term three school holidays, the Christmas holidays are looming. The Family Court cut-off date for applications to spend time with children over Christmas is 13 November, so if this affects you, you should probably start to turn your mind to it. What...Read More