Family law

Best interests: Family law disputes about Covid-19 vaccination

27 Jun 2022

Best interests: Family law disputes about Covid-19 vaccination

How are the 'best interests of the child' determined when the parents can't agree? Among the many additional challenges for seperated families during the Covid-19 pandemic was whether or not to vaccinate their children. Elizabeth Reardon discusses several cases where parents sought a judicial determination to settle their disagreement. From the Winter 2022 edition of Ethos.

The orthodox muddle: Gillick competence and consent to treatment for gender dysphoria

20 Oct 2021

The orthodox muddle: Gillick competence and consent to treatment for gender dysphoria

Monica Serci and Alexandra Elgue of Parker Coles Curtis revisit Re: Imogen, a parenting case that appeared before the Family Court of Australia last year. From the Spring 2021 edition of Ethos.

Family Law Update: New merged courts

1 Sep 2021

Family Law Update: New merged courts

The Family Law Committee would like to advise members of recent developments and releases from the new merged Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.

Contact with the complainant in family violence or sexual assault matters

27 Aug 2021

Contact with the complainant in family violence or sexual assault matters

Guidance note regarding coming into contact with the complainant in family violence and/or sexual assault cases.

Cross examination in family violence cases

27 Aug 2021

Cross examination in family violence cases

Information about new provisions in the Family Law Act restricting cross examination in circumstances involving allegations of family violence.

Looking for a family lawyer with mediation experience?

2 Aug 2021

Looking for a family lawyer with mediation experience?

You may have heard local lawyer Debra Parker, Chair of our Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, chatting with Georgia Stynes on ABC Radio recently about mediation options for family law – options that can help people avoid lengthy family court processes in situations like divorce and custody disputes.

Why should I use a family lawyer?

18 Jun 2021

Why should I use a family lawyer?

Reasons why you should consult an experienced family law solicitor.

Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System

16 Mar 2021

Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System

The second Interim Report from the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System has been released.

Family Law Update February 2021

26 Feb 2021

Family Law Update February 2021

The Law Society's Family Law Committee Update is sent to members with an interest in family law when we have issues of note to report on.

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