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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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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International Family Law

Nicholes Family Lawyers has extensive experience dealing with a broad range of Family Law matters that involving international aspects. We are currently acting on behalf of clients whose matters involve the following international jurisdictions: Argentina; England; France; India; New Zealand; Singap...

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Travel Documents for Children

The recent enactment of the Passports Legislation Amendment (Integrity) Bill 2015 (Cth) has resulted in changes to both the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) and the Australian Passports Act 2005 (Cth). These changes have helped to clarify who is required to consent to a child having an Australian travel do...

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NFL presence in Cambodia

  One of our lawyers, Linda Rayment, is currently representing Nicholes Family Lawyers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to support and assist the Hon Alastair Nicholson on behalf of Children’s Rights International (CRI). The Hon Alastair Nicholson is the Chairman of CRI and our managing partner, ...

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Korea joins the Hague Convention

On 9 June 2015, the Republic of Korea entered into the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (‘the Hague Convention’). Korea is only the sixth Asian country to join the Hague Convention. The following countries in Asia are also signatories to the Hague Convention...

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Property Orders from Foreign Jurisdictions

In the Marriage of Caddy & Miller (1986) 84 FLR 169 Australia has arrangements with various foreign countries which enable overseas orders relating to family law property matters to be registered and enforced in the Family Court of Australia. Where there is no reciprocal arrangement, such orders...

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Family Law and the Airport Watch List

Do you have concerns your child may be removed from Australia without your consent? If so, it may be necessary for you to obtain an order from the Court limiting or preventing the child’s overseas travel. The order will need to be directed to a named person and it should restrain him or her from [...

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