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Am I Allowed to Move Away?

A common question we receive from our clients, especially in cases involving domestic and family violence, is “Am I allowed to move?” This is a very tricky question to answer. We need to consider that the Court is concerned with what is in the best interests of the child and when making a decision about… Read More

What is a Family Report?

Where there parenting matters that are in dispute and there are proceedings before the Court, a Court can issue an Order obligating the parties and the children to attend an appointment held by a psychologist, psychiatrist or social worker for the purpose of obtaining a family report.   The reason a family report is prepared… Read More

Time to Opt Out? The risks of My Health Record for Family Law

My Health Record is an online health record system that was created by the Commonwealth government and began operating in 2012. The system initially required people to “opt-in” and choose to use the service however, in May 2017, the government announced that it will become an “opt-out” system. This means that on 31 January 2019,… Read More

So, I’m Separated… Now What? The Parenting Edition

Separation can be one of the most stressful and emotional times in a person’s life, particularly when there are children involved. In order to make the separation process a bit easier, we have compiled a list of practical steps to take when you are trying to sort out parenting arrangements with your ex-partner. Try and… Read More