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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Teenager’s Views Not Always Decisive

In the recent High Court decision of Bondelmonte v Bondelmonte [2017] HCA 8 the issue of the weight to be given to children’s views as to their living arrangements was considered in circumstances where the father had removed the children to New York. The parents had separated in 2010 and at the ti...

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Grounds for expediting an Appeal

The Full Court of the Family Court of Australia recently heard an application to expedite an appeal in the matter of Nimmo & Bush [2016] FamCAFC 274. In November 2016, the father of a 4 year old child filed a Notice of Appeal against Orders made by Judge Street. The father’s 24 grounds of appe...

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