Father’s Rights After Separation

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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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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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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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“The Family Law System Discriminates Against Fathers”

“The Family Law System Discriminates Against Fathers” These are the words of Mick Clarke, whose son was killed by his own mother. Family court bias against Fathers Australia Is there a family court bias against Fathers in Australia? Mick Clarke certainly thinks so. Mick Clarke’s seven-year-old son, Jacob Clarke, was murdered by his mother Tanyia …

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