Irrespective of the individual circumstances, the law will always apply the ‘best interests principle’ when it comes to matters regarding children. Therefore, if a decision needs to be made in relation to who has parental responsibility over the child, where the child will live, the time that the child will spend with the other parent or educational and welfare issues, any decision made will always be taken with the best interests of the child in mind.

Matters involving children can be complex and if you have any questions or concerns relating to your child, or any other family law related issue, please seek the assistance of a lawyer via the FindLaw portal, no matter where in Australia you are. 

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Parents' loss acknowledged through recognition certificates

Date: 20 Jan 2015, Filed under: Children, Family Law

New South Wales Attorney-General, Brad Hazzard, has announced that the State Government has moved to ensure families can have the tragedy of early pregnancy...

Calls for greater cooperation to tackle child sexual abuse in Aboriginal communities

Date: 01 Feb 2013, Filed under: Sexual Offences, Children, Victim Support

Federal Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda along with the Australian Human Rights Commission welcomed the NSW Ombudsman's report on child sexual abuse...

New laws to deal with international child abduction

Date: 26 Sep 2011, Filed under: Children

Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland, has announced the Government will introduce new measures to strengthen Australia's laws that deal with international...

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Family Law Court Supervised time (or contact/access) – What is it?

Date: 21 Feb 2017, Filed under: Children, Family Law

The Family Law Act 1975 places a significant emphasis on the need to maintain a meaningful relationship between children and each of their parents. But,...

Relocation – Things to consider for your first meeting with a lawyer

Date: 09 Feb 2017, Filed under: Children, Family Law

The transient nature of the Northern Territory, the nature of the employment opportunities in the Top End (such as mining and defence) and the high cost...

Parenting Arrangements – Family Lawyers Sydney

Date: 21 Oct 2016, Filed under: Children, Family Law

Often, when relationships breakdown, the biggest worry is what will happen to the children. There are several different options for parenting arrangements...


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