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Adult Adoption

By Monique MacRitchie Adult Adoption enables an existing parent-child relationship (foster child or stepchild) to be legally recognised after the child has atta…

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Child Support Parentage Disputes

By Andrew Sauer It is not uncommon for disputes to arise over parentage in the context of child support A man can seek declarations pursuant to: ┬ás69VA of the F…

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Commencing parenting proceedings-Family Court of Australia or Federal Circuit Court of Australia?

By Andrew Sauer A common question that arises is whether proceedings for parenting orders should be filed in the Family Court of Australia or the Federal Circui…

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Religious issues in children’s matters

By Josephine Sergi This article explores how Family Courts have approached religious issues in child disputes, and will: broadly set out the legislation governi…