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Parenting arrangements

Parenting Orders and Contravention in Times of Coronavirus

Ross Dunlop
Consultant
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 24/04/2020

  60–Second Summary The challenges faced by the Community amid COVID-19 are many, and often unforeseen as country after country imposes “lockdown” measures which increasingly restrict daily life – socially, economically, spiritually and physically. But in the family law sphere, separated parents are encountering a new range of challenges following government directions for people to … Continue reading “Parenting Orders and Contravention in Times of Coronavirus”


Parenting Orders for Grandparents

Doris Matias
Senior Associate

Last Updated on 23/04/2020

  60-Second Summary Grandparents may not always be aware that they can apply to the Family Court for Orders that their grandchildren live with or spend time with them. It does not matter if the parents of the children are together or separated – the legislation permits such an Application. In fact, grandparents are specifically … Continue reading “Parenting Orders for Grandparents”


Single Expert Witnesses in Parenting Proceedings

Rebecca Ward
Senior Associate
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 28/11/2019

  60–Second Summary The appointment of a Single Expert Witness (“Expert”) may become necessary in parenting proceedings in the Family Court where a professional opinion would assist the Court in reaching a decision. Issues requiring input from an Expert might include: Where and with whom the children ought to live How much time the children … Continue reading “Single Expert Witnesses in Parenting Proceedings”


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

Ross Dunlop
Consultant
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 28/11/2019

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

Last Updated on 20/03/2019

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?”


Does watching porn make you a bad parent?

Last Updated on 20/03/2019

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?”


Radio Interview on Mix 94.5 – Surrogacy and Baby Gammy

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 06/02/2020

  In July 2014, many West Australians were drawn in and shocked by the controversial case of Baby Gammy, one of two children born to a surrogate mother in Thailand. The biological parents from South Bunbury returned to WA with one fully healthy child, leaving baby Gammy who had down syndrome and heart problems with … Continue reading “Radio Interview on Mix 94.5 – Surrogacy and Baby Gammy”


Parenting Arrangements over Christmas

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 17/12/2019

Many of us go worry-free into the Christmas period when we head off to meet the family thinking only about trivial things like who’s bringing the wine or who’s bringing the turkey. Then, usually, everything goes relatively smoothly. People have a few drinks, there’s a lot of good food and company involved, some fall asleep … Continue reading “Parenting Arrangements over Christmas”


ABC News Article – Commercial Surrogacy

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 20/01/2020

Our Director, Milos Supljeglav, gives an interview to Nicolas Perpitch of ABC News Online, about commercial surrogacy in Australia – click here. Please consult our page “Surrogacy in WA” for a comprehensive legal guide on this complex area of law. Related pages: Same-sex couples and parenthood