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Although you may see such terms as “custody” or “care percentages” commonly used on television or in social media, it is better to avoid referring to custody or care percentages in family law matters regarding children. Custody and access There was a time when the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)

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The UN General Assembly adopted a Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 November 1989. Australia ratified the Convention in 1989. One area where the Rights of the Child come under scrutiny in Australia is children’s ability to express their wishes in Family Court cases dealing with whom

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The Albanese Government wants to change the way the Family Law Act 1975 (“FLA”) operates for separating families and their children. According to the Federal Government, the draft Family Law Amendment Bill 2024 (“the Bill”), will “make the Family Law Act simpler and safer”, whilst placing “the best interests of

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The first question asked by most parents in the midst of a separation is “What’s best for our kids?” Navigating co-parenting and figuring out the best living arrangements for separating couples and their children is no easy feat. What is Nesting? Traditionally, most couples who decide to separate, do just

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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

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