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Vaccinating Your Children – What to Do When a Conflict Arises

Following the implementation of various government mandates in 2021 which required certain persons to be vaccinated to enter facilities and government advice that children of particular ages can be vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus, the Court has seen an increase in the number of matters brought before it for determination by as to whether a …

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Been threatened by a client or opposing party? Protect your safety and suppress your personal information from the public

Working in family law, particularly domestic violence can sometimes involve working with aggressive and threatening clients or opposing parties. Clients who did not receive the result they hoped for or the opposing party who has taken a dislike to you because you are acting against them, may exert threatening behavior toward you and/or your family …

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Ways you can formalise your parenting agreement that is recognized under the Family Law Act 1975 

Parenting Plan  A parenting plan is a written agreement that confirms the parenting arrangements for the child. A parenting plan must: Be in writing; and   Be made between the parents of a child; and  Be signed by the parents of the child; and  Be dated; and  Deal with a relevant matter.  A parenting plan may …

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What does the law say about domestic violence

Criteria that must be met for a protection order to be made? Pursuant to Section 37 of the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (“the Act”) a court may make a protection order if the court is satisfied that: A relevant relationship exists between the aggrieved and the respondent; The respondent has committed domestic …

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What does emotional abuse look like?

You’ve likely heard the terms ‘emotional abuse’, ‘coercive control’ and ‘psychological violence’. We hear these sayings all too frequently in the news, usually associated with a domestic violence-related murder. But what do these terms actually mean? What behaviour constitutes ‘emotional/psychological violence’ and ‘coercive control’? How can we identify whether we’re in a relationship where these …

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Is Coercive Control illegal in Australia?

  Coercive Control has been described as a form of intimate terrorism, but is it illegal in Australia? What is Coercive Control? Coercive control is the term given to a series of behaviours abusers use to dominate, manipulate and micro-manage every aspect of their victim’s life. Behaviours may include restricting access to bank accounts, isolating …

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