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Changes to Equal Shared Parental Responsibility (ESPR) 2024

The passing of the most recent Family Law Amendment Act on 19 October 2023 brings significant changes to the current legislation. These changes will be applied from the 6 May 2024. The Presumption of Equal Shared Responsibility Under the current framework The current framework under section 61DA provides that both parents have equal shared parental … Read more

Parenting amendments commencing 6 May 2024

When speaking to a lawyer in relation to parenting matters, you will often hear the term “best interests of the child”.  When making orders in relation to parenting matters, the Court must consider what is in the best interests of the child determined by section 60CC of the Family Law Act 1975. Currently the section … Read more

Disputes regarding COVID-19 vaccination for children

With COVID-19 vaccinations being made available for children, we are commonly asked about what happens if parents cannot agree whether to vaccinate their child. If an agreement cannot be reached between the parties, the issue would need to be determined by a Judge. As with any decision made by a Judge in family law matters … Read more

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