Withdrawal of Donor Consent in IVF Procedures

The role of the sperm or egg donor in In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) procedures is a vital part of assisted reproductive arrangements. However, in Victoria a donor may withdraw their consent at any stage during the process of IVF before transfer, without recourse as provided by the Assisted Reproducti...

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Same-Sex Parenting and Child Support

In Australia, parents have a legal responsibility to provide financial support for their children. This obligation exists regardless of whether the parents are biological or adoptive and regardless of their gender or sexuality. Provided certain conditions are satisfied, same-sex couples who have had...

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Cross-jurisdictional Property Settlement Challenges

The recent High Court decision of Clayton v Bant [2020] HCA 44 highlights the complexities involved in cross-jurisdictional property settlement proceedings and the various legal rules and principles concerned regarding the finality of litigation. Careful consideration is required when deciding when ...

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Superannuation Splitting following Separation

Dividing property following separation can be a challenging and emotional process. More specifically, the distribution of superannuation between a divorced couple can be relatively complex. Although superannuation is commonly a couple’s major asset excluding the family home, it is often overlooked...

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