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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Who is responsible for the health care of a loved one if they are unable to consent to treatment?

Date: 11 Apr 2017, Filed under: Children, Family Law, Health, aged care and medical litigation

There may be instances where either an adult family member or spouse is unable to provide consent to medical treatment by reason of mental capacity at...

An introduction to domestic violence laws in Australia

Date: 17 Mar 2017, Filed under: Children, AVO/Domestic Violence, Defacto Relationships, Family Law

It is estimated that one in three women experience physical violence throughout Australia, and with such disturbing statistics, robust domestic violence...

What is the difference between a Parenting Order and Adoption?

Date: 03 Mar 2017, Filed under: Children, Agreements, Family Law

Adoption is the legal process where a child joins and becomes a recognised member of a family. In these circumstances, adoptive parents assume all legal...


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