Adoption Equality for Victoria

On 1 September 2016 changes to the Adoption Amendments (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Act 2015 came into effect. The changes to the Act represent a historical step forward in the fight for equality for Victoria’s LGBTI community. The changes allow couples in Victoria to adopt regardless of their s...

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‘Family Matters’ on Joy 94.9

You may have already heard our Senior Associate, Bec Dahl, on various programs on Joy 94.9, including Stand Up Straight and Chicks Talking Footy. This Thursday, 4 August 2016, she will be part of the team on Joy’s newest program “Family Matters” which will air on Thursdays at 8.00pm and replay...

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LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Crisis

On Wednesday, 4 May 2016, Sally Nicholes and the team at Nicholes Family Lawyers were honoured to host a Q&A panel with: Rowena Allen-Victorian Gender and Sexuality Commissioner Chris Bush– Co-author of the Safe Schools Program Jason Tuazon-McCheyne– Leader and Senate Candidate for t...

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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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Significant Step for Marriage Equality

26 June 2015 will be marked in future history books as the moment same-sex marriage was declared legal across the United States. It was an historic triumph for the American gay rights movement when the Supreme Court made its ruling granting marriage rights to all citizens of the United States. Jus...

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Modern Family Legal Forum

Nicholes Family Lawyers and JOY 94.9 hosted a Modern Family Legal Forum June 2015 Part one of a four part series. Co-parenting, Adoption and Foster Care aired on JOY 94.9 On Saturday 23 May 2015 Nicholes Family Lawyers and JOY 94.9 hosted a Modern Family Legal Forum. JOY 94.9‘s award winning b...

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NFL and the GLBTI Community

Nicholes Family Lawyers (NFL) is committed to supporting GLBTI families and understands how the law relates to their relationships and individual circumstances. In addition to providing legal advice to the GLBTI community, NFL is proud to support and participate in a number of worthwhile community i...

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JOY 94.9 hosted a Modern Family Legal Forum

On Saturday 23 May 2015 Nicholes Family Lawyers and JOY 94.9 hosted a Modern Family Legal Forum.  JOY 94.9’s award winning broadcaster and radio producer, Dean Beck, interviewed several guests on important perspectives of LGBTI parenting issues and there was dynamic discussion amongst the var...

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