LGBTIQ+ Rights Around the World

In 2017 Australia joined a list of 25 countries around the world where same-sex marriage has been legalised. The list includes 17 European countries, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, the United States and Colombia. However, there are still many countries where homosexuality is c...

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Turning Tables: The Child’s Duty of Care to Parents

In February 2018 Attorney-General Christian Porter announced that elder abuse was a top personal priority for him. A national plan will be developed to stop physical, emotional and financial abuse of elderly Australians, especially those living in care. Australian case law such as Stanford v Stanfor...

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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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