Child Custody

independent children's lawyer

What Does The Independent Children’s Lawyer Do?

In parenting matters in family law, the court will often appoint an independent children’s lawyer to represent the best interests of the children. Each parent knows what they want and what they believe to be the best thing for their children and themselves. They each participate in the court case and have a lawyer representing …

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appeal to the family court

Father Loses Appeal – Contact Limited To 2 Letters A Year

A father has lost an appeal to the family court that will now limit his contact with his children to writing to them twice a year. He was successful in appealing decisions in relation to the property settlement and spousal maintenance. In mid-2013, a father flew out of the country with the children, one of …

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Relocation of child

Father Loses Appeal To Keep Child Within A 40min Drive Of His Home

A father has lost his appeal to stop his child from moving outside of a 40-minute driving radius of his own home. Groth v Banks [2017] FamCAFC 206 concerned an appeal made by the father against final parenting orders made by Thornton J on 13 January 2017. The orders permitted the mother to change their …

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