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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What are the laws relating to international surrogacy for Australians?

Date: 26 Sep 2017, Filed under: Family Law, Children

Many Australians may be considering undertaking surrogacy arrangements with a person outside of the country. Surrogacy can take the form of either a selfless...

Who can adopt a child? An introduction to the legal requirements for adoption

Date: 28 Aug 2017, Filed under: Family Law, Children

People who wish to adopt a child have to meet a number of legal requirements before an adoption order can be granted. There are a number of aspects to...

What options does my child have if they’re facing suspension or expulsion from school?

Date: 18 Aug 2017, Filed under: Family Law, Children

In Australia, a child from the age of six must be enrolled in a school, or alternatively, the child must be registered for home schooling until the age...


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