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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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6 Child Custody Agreements That May Work For You

Life moves differently from the way it did even one decade ago. Australian couples marry later, have fewer children, are more likely to separate or divorce, remarry or start a second family. Domestic life does not follow a standard script. Devising custody agreements after separation and divorce can be time-consuming and emotionally draining for the …

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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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Family Court Decision – One Mother’s Severe Lesson In Co-Parenting

Updated 11 August 2021   In the case of Ralton v Ralton, the parties, Mr and Mrs Ralton, were in relationship from 2005 to 2009. During the relationship, the couple had two children; a son and daughter. The son and daughter were aged three and one respectively when their parents separated, and the children remained …

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School Holidays For Separated Parents

School Holidays For Separated Parents Most parents agree that children will spend time with both parents during school holidays and special occasions, such as birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Negotiating school holidays can be difficult following separation or divorce and it is important to make arrangements so that children get time with extended …

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What Happens When You Break Family Court Orders?

The Courts have to ensure that their decisions are enforced and are never happy when you break family court orders. Contravening, or ‘breaching’ a Family Law Court Order is a serious matter and the Family Court of Australia can impose upon the offender a fitting punishment. If a court order is ignored what happens If …

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