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”
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?”
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?”
Case in point: Loffler-Wingrove and Wingrove  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?”
Join our Director, Milos Supljeglav and Mix 94.5 Drive’s Lisa and Tim, as they discuss surrogacy and the case of baby Gammy. Please consult our page “Surrogacy in WA” for a comprehensive legal guide on this complex area of law.
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”
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