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Father’s Rights After Separation

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

Mr and Mrs Ralton (Court-ordained pseudonyms) were in a relatively short relationship from 2005 to 2009. During the relationship, the couple had two children- a son and a daughter. The son and daughter were aged three and one respectively when their parents separated, and the children remained living with their mother. Court records note that …

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