Family Law, Child Support & Child Custody Blog

This blog contains a collection of postings, articles and news items related to Family Law, Child Support, Divorce, Child Custody, Shared Parenting, Free Legal Support, Family Court, Fathers Rights, Men’s health and more.

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ALP Promises Specialist Domestic Violence Court
A specialist court for domestic violence and sexual assault cases would be established by a NSW Labor government, deputy opposition leader Linda Burney will announce on Sunday.
Rare Case of Malicious Mother Taken to Task by Court
A few months ago, bowing to pressure from the Canadian Bar Association, the federal government slammed the door shut on a private member’s bill advancing shared parenting as the default in child custody after parental separation.
Court Agrees to remove Biological father’s name from child’s birth certificate
In a recent Queensland case, both members of a same sex couple have been recorded on their two children's birth certificates as parents of the children while the name of the children's biological father, a known sperm donor, was removed from the children's birth certificates.
Divorced Wives Deserve Compensation For Hardship! Really?
MARRIAGE should never be a prison, but should it be a subsidised holiday house? The government is rightly bemoaning the immense cost for taxpayers of the 50,000-odd divorces in Australia each year in extra single parent and child support payments, not to mention consequent social delinquenc...
Australian Judge asks "Why are only Boys Charged?"
A District Court judge has said he “always wondered why only the boy is charged” with having relations under the age of consent.
Have you had a GOOD or BAD experience with an ICL? Family Law Survey
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Malicious Parents often Their Own Worst Enemies in Court: Lawyer
Imagine a divorcing mother so desperate to control her own case that her conduct in the courthouse hallway results in her loss of custody of her children.
Misleading Research Depriving Toddlers of Fathering Time
Have you heard that children under the age of four should live primarily, or exclusively, with their mothers after their parents separate because too much “overnighting” in their father’s care creates a host of problems—especially for infants? Have you read that babies and toddlers who frequ...
Foul-mouthed mother loses kids to ex-partner
A DARWIN mother has lost ­custody of her toddler and 3½-year-old daughter because of foul-mouthed language she directed at her former partner.
Suffer in Silence or No One Listening? Dad's and Postnatal Depression
While the mother of his young son was caring for their baby at home, Ryan Heffernan was staggering about in a drunken, drug-filled stupor in seedy Sydney’s Kings Cross. Many people would be quick to label him a bad dad.
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Australians Overwhelmingly Support Shared Parenting

On average, 80% to 90% of Australian believe that there should be a legislated presumption of 50/50 shared child custody parenting, in the event of separation.

Review the many polls that show the HUGE silent majority of Australians that support shared parenting in child custody arrangements.


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