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Parenting during COVID-19

COVID-19 has upended daily life, no more so than for separated parents. As the government’s directives become more restrictive, the proper observance of parenting orders and or informal parenting agreements will likely become increasingly difficult and, in some cases, impossible.   His Honour Wil...

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Podcast Episode 1: How to parent in social isolation

At a time where we are forced to be at close proximity to each other, what can we do to keep ourselves safe, what can we do to keep our children safe? Vincent Papaleo joins Managing Partner Sally Nicholes on our first ever podcast to explain how to keep your household a home, and maintaining [&helli...

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Mental Health and Family Law during COVID-19

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government has introduced isolation and social distancing measures as matters of social policy, in an attempt to minimise the spread of the virus and flatten the curve of infection. However, with interaction and natural social behaviour seemingly on hold,...

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COVID-19 and its Effects on Family Law

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has significantly impacted all aspects of everyday life.  The court system and related family law services are not immune, which has meant the industry has had to adapt and look to new innovations, in response to the developing crisis.  Amidst a time of domestic...

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Legislative changes for IVF treatment for Victorians

For those Victorians who in the past wanted to apply for In Vitro Fertility (“IVF”) treatment, such people would customarily consult with an IVF specialist, at perhaps Monash or Melbourne IVF clinics, or other fertility clinics.  These fertility specialists would carry out initial investigation...

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Family Violence Roundtable 2020 Conference

On 18 February 2020, Senior Partner, Keturah Sageman and Associate, Olivia Melville attended the Family Violence Roundtable Conference 2020 hosted by the Law Institute of Victoria. Rosie Batty, anti-domestic violence campaigner and 2015 Australian of the Year commenced the presentation through advoc...

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Human Rights in Nepal

Nepal is hosting the 2nd Human Rights Conference for LAWASIA, offering an opportunity to reflect on Nepal’s recognition and protection of human rights. From 1996 until 2006, Nepal was in a civil war between the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and the Nepalese government. During this time, over 1...

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