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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Child Parenting Orders - Travel Permission For Children

Date: 15 Jun 2017, Filed under: Family Law, Children

Does you parenting order cover your children if you wish to travel overseas? Penalties may apply for parents if you do not have authorising documentation...

An introduction to the court process for child-related proceedings and family law matters

Date: 11 May 2017, Filed under: Divorce, Children, Separation

Due to the high emotion involved with family law matters, the law encourages parties to resolve disputes without having to resort to litigation. However,...

Can a divorce order be denied if there are no suitable arrangements made for the future care of children to the marriage?

Date: 02 May 2017, Filed under: Family Law, Divorce, Children, Separation

It’s fair to say that undergoing divorce proceedings is never pleasant, and is infinitely more difficult if children are involved. Although Australia is...


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