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Family Violence In Parenting Proceedings

If the court is to find that there has been a history of family violence, is it relevant to current parenting proceedings? In Soulos & Sorbo [2019] the Full Court explored how to treat historical family violence in current parenting proceedings. The father appealed an order permitting the mother’s relocation order of the parties’ eight year …

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Can A Long Distance Relationship With A Child Be Meaningful?

The Full Court made a recent decision that a long distance relationship with a child and a father could still be a meaningful one. The judges said: A relationship may be less than optimal but nonetheless meaningful In Rochford & Fitzhugh [2019] the Full Court heard an unemployed mother’s appeal to relocate a two year old …

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