RECENT CASE: Teke & Cegair [2019] FamCA 114

Often a contested issue for separated parties is whether their child’s surname should be changed following the breakdown of a relationship. The recent case of Teke & Cegair [2019] FamCA 114 considered the issue of changing a child’s name in circumstances where the father had been absent from...

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RECENT CASE: Lysons & Lysons and Anor [2019] FamCAFC 29

In a recent Full Court decision, the Family Court found that the primary judge had not erred in refusing a Mother’s application to change her child’s name. The child, X, was born in 2016 to parents who commenced their relationship in 2014. Upon separation, the child’s mother indicated that she...

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AFCC Conference 2018

This year, Nicholes Family Lawyers were proud sponsors of the 5th Annual AFCC Australian Conference held in Adelaide from 16-18 August 2018. The Australian Chapter of AFCC brings together Australian Family Law professionals including judicial officers, lawyers, psychologists, social workers, other m...

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The Potential Consequences of Parental Alienation

The case of Lankester & Cribb [2018] FamCAFC60 demonstrates the potential consequences of parental alienation. This includes but is not limited to moving the child from the primary care of one parent to the other, ordering sole parental responsibility and preventing the child from spending time ...

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ALRC Submissions- Share Your Experience

The Australian Law Reform Commission (“ALRC”) is currently calling for submissions from family law professionals and those with experience of the family law system. As such, Nicholes Family Lawyers is currently considering submissions regarding ways of improving the system whilst prioritising th...

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