RECENT CASE: Worth & Worth and Anor [2019] FamCAFC 40

In the recent case of Worth & Worth and Anor, the Full Court of the Family Court was asked to consider an appeal against a Trial decision made by Forrest J at first instance. The Father appealed against Orders which provided that the Mother have sole parental responsibility for the couple’s tw...

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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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Relocation After Separation

With an ever-increasing global community and increased ease of movement between states and countries, it is common for one parent to seek to relocate either interstate or overseas following the separation from their partner. This is especially the case in circumstances where a parent’s family are ...

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