Parenting Arrangements

Renaming A Child – Can I Change My Child’s Name After Separation?

Ross Dunlop
Consultant
Barrister and Solicitor

Posted on 28/02/2018

Family Lawyers are often asked by parents (usually, the primary caregiver for a child) about their ability to change their child’s surname, after separation or divorce.  That parent might have reverted to using their maiden name, or might ultimately be re-marrying a new partner with an entirely different surname. Occasionally, there may be several children … Continue reading “Renaming A Child – Can I Change My Child’s Name After Separation?”


School holidays in Bali… But do you have consent?

Ross Dunlop
Consultant
Barrister and Solicitor

Posted on 22/09/2017

So you have just been served with an Application for Parenting Orders by the children’s father. Since separation over three years ago, the children have lived exclusively with you, and Dad has been largely absent from their lives. For the past three years, Dad has lived in Sydney, and apart from his child support and … Continue reading “School holidays in Bali… But do you have consent?”


4 Things You Need to Know about Surrogacy in Western Australia – Part 4

Rodney Worth
Barrister and Solicitor

Posted on 29/05/2017

This is my four-part blog on surrogacy in Western Australia. So far in this series, we have looked at the definition of a surrogacy arrangement, how to make such an arrangement in Western Australia, and how to become the parent of your surrogate child. In this final part, I answer the question: “are all surrogacy … Continue reading “4 Things You Need to Know about Surrogacy in Western Australia – Part 4”


4 Things You Need to Know about Surrogacy in Western Australia – Part 3

Rodney Worth
Barrister and Solicitor

Posted on 29/05/2017

This is my four-part blog on surrogacy in Western Australia. In my last two articles, I answered the questions “what is surrogacy?” (Part 1), and “how do I make a surrogacy arrangement in Western Australia?” (Part 2) . In this article (Part 3) I answer the question: “How do I become the parent of my … Continue reading “4 Things You Need to Know about Surrogacy in Western Australia – Part 3”


4 Things You Need to Know about Surrogacy in Western Australia – Part 2

Rodney Worth
Barrister and Solicitor

Posted on 29/05/2017

This is my four-part blog on surrogacy in Western Australia. In my last article (Part 1) I answered the question: “what is surrogacy?” In this article (Part 2) I discuss how to make a surrogacy arrangement in Western Australia. Part 2 – How to make a surrogacy arrangement in Western Australia? Firstly, the surrogacy arrangement … Continue reading “4 Things You Need to Know about Surrogacy in Western Australia – Part 2”


4 Things You Need to Know about Surrogacy in Western Australia – Part 1

Rodney Worth
Barrister and Solicitor

Posted on 29/05/2017

In this four-part blog, I answer the four most commonly asked questions about surrogacy law in Western Australia: Part 1 – What is surrogacy? Part 2 – How do I make a surrogacy arrangement in Western Australia? Part 3 – How do I become the legal parent of my surrogate child? Part 4 – Are … Continue reading “4 Things You Need to Know about Surrogacy in Western Australia – Part 1”


Does watching porn make you a bad parent?

Posted on 20/02/2017

Case in point: Loffler-Wingrove and Wingrove [2015] FCWA 55 The parents in this case applied for parenting orders in circumstances where, since separating in 2011, they had shared care of the children on a day-about basis. At Trial, the Mother raised concerns about the Father watching porn, and using cannabis. The matter was heard by Walters J. … Continue reading “Does watching porn make you a bad parent?”