Irrespective of the individual circumstances, the law will always apply the ‘best interests principle’ when it comes to matters regarding children. Therefore, if a decision needs to be made in relation to who has parental responsibility over the child, where the child will live, the time that the child will spend with the other parent or educational and welfare issues, any decision made will always be taken with the best interests of the child in mind.

Matters involving children can be complex and if you have any questions or concerns relating to your child, or any other family law related issue, please seek the assistance of a lawyer via the FindLaw portal, no matter where in Australia you are. 

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Parents' loss acknowledged through recognition certificates

Date: 20 Jan 2015, Filed under: Children, Family Law

New South Wales Attorney-General, Brad Hazzard, has announced that the State Government has moved to ensure families can have the tragedy of early pregnancy...

Calls for greater cooperation to tackle child sexual abuse in Aboriginal communities

Date: 01 Feb 2013, Filed under: Sexual Offences, Children, Victim Support

Federal Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda along with the Australian Human Rights Commission welcomed the NSW Ombudsman's report on child sexual abuse...

New laws to deal with international child abduction

Date: 26 Sep 2011, Filed under: Children

Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland, has announced the Government will introduce new measures to strengthen Australia's laws that deal with international...

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Divorce applications and arrangements for children

Date: 15 Nov 2017, Filed under: Divorce, Children, Agreements, Family Law, Children's Court/Care and Protection

The divorce process is never easy and if there are also children involved, there are a number of other considerations to take into account that can make...

What happens if one parent is in contravention of a parenting order?

Date: 10 Nov 2017, Filed under: Children, Family Law, Parenting, Children's Court/Care and Protection

Parties who are bound by a parenting order must take reasonable steps to comply with the order. However with that being said, how does the law ensure that...

Surrogacy Lawyers Crows Nest

Date: 30 Oct 2017, Filed under: Children, Family Law

Altruistic surrogacy is legal in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia....


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