Custody Law

The Best Interests Principle in Detail

Whenever the court makes a parenting order, it must regard the child’s best interests as the paramount consideration. This is the paramountcy principle. Section 60CC of the Family Law Act sets out two categories of consideration that the court must take into account...

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Custody and Parenting Orders

The parenting regime of the Family Law Act is set out in Pt VII. Its purpose is to: ensure that children have the benefit of both parents’ involvement in their lives to the extent that this is consistent with the their best interests; protect children from physical or...

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