Introducing our International Family Law Specialist Group

Nicholes Family Lawyers are proud to announce the launch of the first International Family Law Specialist Group Newsletter ahead of the 7th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights held in Dublin, Ireland from 4-7 June 2017. The World Congress will be attended by members of NFL’s Inter...

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International Child Abduction and Family Law

Australia’s multicultural diversity within an ever increasing global community means that it is not uncommon for one or more parents of a child to have connections to another country other than Australia. The issue of international child abduction by a parent has recently received much media atten...

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Children’s Views in Abduction Cases

The Full Court of the Family Court of Australia decision of Colak & Viduka [2016] FamCAFC 79 reviewed the issues relating to not returning a child to their overseas home following parental abduction where the child expresses a view against returning. The family had lived in Croatia since 2006 wh...

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‘Brexit’ and the impact on International Family Law

The world is now reeling from news about Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU), dubbed ‘Brexit’ – a shortened version of the phrase ‘British Exit’. The momentous referendum was held on 23 June 2016 and a majority of voters in England voted to leave the EU. This move has caused unpr...

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NFL Partner Go To Expert in the News

Keturah Sageman, Partner at Nicholes Family Lawyers, was recently interviewed as an expert in international child abduction matters in the wake of the failed “kidnap” attempt by a mother in Lebanon. On Wednesday 13 April 2016 Ms Sageman was interviewed on the ABC Radio National program Life Matt...

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International Surrogacy Consideration

Nicholes Family Lawyers was involved with one of the last Thailand commercial surrogacy cases before the new laws banning commercial surrogacy in Thailand came into effect in August 2015, ending access previously available to foreign residents and same sex couples. Under the new laws, parties must b...

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