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Family Law Watch List (Airport Watch List)

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 NAVIGATING THE FAMILY LAW WATCH LIST: PROTECTING YOUR CHILD’S MOVEMENT In today’s mobile age, concerns about a child’s overseas movement are growing among separated or divorced parents. Especially when one fears that the other parent might whisk their children away, possibly disrupting settled lives and custody arrangements. The solution? The Family Law Watch List.  WHAT […]

Child Abduction

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Child Abduction Australia Children being abducted by a parent or a family member is more common in Australia than you may think. Generally, this could happen when the parent or a family member is not satisfied with the current parenting arrangements and decide to leave the area or the country without the consent of the […]

Can a Child Decide Which Parent to Live With?


Divorce proceedings involving children necessitate a delicate balance, ensuring the child’s well-being while honouring the Family Law Act’s intent. The act emphasises a child’s right to maintain a meaningful relationship with both parents. However, the definition of ‘meaningful’ can vary based on individual family circumstances. While separated parents might sometimes concur on parenting arrangements, they […]

Safe and Together Training to Combat Domestic Violence – Podcast Episode 21

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The Safe & Together training and model has been implemented by agencies in Australia already over the last about 7 years and the Federal Circuit Court and Family Courts are now jumping on board. Federal Circuit Court and Family Court Judges will undergo family violence-focused training. The safety of children and families is the highest […]

Lighthouse Project – A Safer Pathway For Families Experiencing Family Violence

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In an effort to assist families who have experienced family violence and safety risks to navigate the family law system, the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia have launched a new initiative called the Lighthouse Project. The project, which is being piloted in Brisbane, Parramatta, and Adelaide, is a three-part process that starts […]

What is a Child Passport Alert?

As some of the best family law solicitors on the Gold Coast, we regularly field queries from parents concerned that their ex-partner might take a child overseas without their consent. One of the first questions we ask is whether the child has a passport. If the child doesn’t yet have a passport, we suggest that […]

Contravention or Breach of Parenting Orders

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Parenting Orders made either by agreement/consent or made by the Court must be complied with by both parties until the child turns 18. Unfortunately, we have seen many circumstances where one parent chooses not to comply with the Orders. The impact of the breach or ‘contravention of the Orders will depend on the severity of […]