July 12, 2017
Child Emotional Abuse

Child Emotional Abuse May Justify a Change in Residence in Family Law Proceedings

Child Emotional Abuse: Managing the Risk Allegations of violence or child abuse often raise issues of whether the child would be exposed to an unacceptable risk […]
July 7, 2017
Divorce Settlement With Children

The Child’s Views: Are They Conclusive Evidence of the Child’s Best Interests?

Child’s Best Interests: Are They Merely a Reflect of the Child’s Views? The best interests of the chil are the paramount consideration when making parenting orders. […]
March 27, 2017
Divorce Settlement Advice:

Is a Child at Risk of Harm by Coming Into Contact With a Person Who Has a History of Serious Criminal Conduct?

Introduction Does the mere fact that a person with whom the child lives has a criminal record relating to serious offences expose the child to an […]
March 20, 2017
Expert Witness

Assessing the Evidence of an Expert Witness in Parenting Proceedings: The Full Court Decision of Reeves & Grinter [2017] FamCAFC 19

What Is the Role of an Expert Witness in Parenting Proceedings? Reeves & Grinter [2017] FamCAFC 19 is a recent decision of the Full Court involving […]
March 19, 2017
child neglect

Child Neglect and Inadequate Parental Supervision: Can These Factors Be Mitigated by the Child’s Primary Attachment to the Perpetrator?

Child Neglect: Weighing the Evidence In formulating orders that reflect the child’s best interests, trial judges have a broad discretion concerning the weight they attribute to […]
March 18, 2017
children's rights

Children’s Rights: Protecting the Child From Physical and Psychological Harm in Family Law Proceedings

Children’s Rights Under the Family Law Act: Protection From Harm The child’s best interests are the paramount consideration in determining an application for parentings orders. Ascertaining […]
February 27, 2017
child abuse

Child abuse and how it is dealt with by courts in the context of an interim hearing

Allegations of Child Abuse: How Much Weight do They Deserve? In Ridley & Radford [2016] FCCA 3383, the respondent had unilaterally re-located from Brisbane to Northern […]
October 10, 2016

Custody of Children and the Concept of Risk

Custody of children and the concept of risk Description: This blog examines the court’s approach to determining child custody arrangements in circumstances where there is a […]