Who let the dogs out? Resolving pet custody disputes
Although there is a clear framework under Australian law for deciding what arrangements are in the best interests of children after a separation, this does not apply to fur babies. Animals come within the definition of property and are essentially dealt with in the same way as items like cars...Read More
Family Law: Co-parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic
The current COVID-19 global pandemic is an unprecedented occurrence in the modern world and has required flexibility and creativity in almost all aspects of life. People are working and studying from home, non-essential facilities have shut down and people are coming up with inventive ways to stay in touch and...Read More
Family Law: Help! I am unsure if the child is mine
Of late, we have had an increasing number of men seek our advice in relation to uncertainty about whether a child is biologically theirs. So what exactly can a person do if they are experiencing these doubts, and what are some of the flow on effects of legal parentage? The...Read More
Family Law: At what age does my child get to decide who they live with?
There is a common misconception that once children reach a certain age (e.g. at around age 12), they are able to determine which of their parents they will live with. This is not correct. The Family Court is required to consider any views expressed by a child and is also...Read More