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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…

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…

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…

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…