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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Transgender Children and the Law

The Guardian Newspaper recently published an article titled “Transgendered Children, the Law, and a Boy Born in the Skin of a Girl” which explored the emotional turmoil facing children with Gender Dysphoria and their families. A copy of the article can be found here: http://www.theguardian.com/c...

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Unacceptable Risk to a Child

The issue of unacceptable risk to a child spending time with a parent was dealt with extensively in the case of Theophane & Hunt [2014] FamCA 1038. This case therefore provides a useful guide to the approach likely to be taken by the courts when such issues arise. The parties met in December 200...

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Access to Justice Review

The Department of Justice and Regulation is undertaking a review to improve access to justice for Victorians with everyday legal problems or disputes. The review aims to extend the support offered by the law and justice system. It will investigate how best to limit the rising costs, complexity and l...

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Collaborative Law

At Nicholes Family Lawyers we have four Collaboratively trained lawyers who can assist in resolving family law disputes. Collaborative Process is an non-adversarial approach to traditional lawyer-led negotiations and the Court process whereby parties and their lawyers enter into a formal agreement t...

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Surrogacy Inquiry

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has initiated a new inquiry into surrogacy arrangements for Australians. The inquiry will examine an extensive set of social and legal issues on both a domestic and international level, including: The role and respons...

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