Shared Care, Co-Parenting and Developing a Parental Alliance
Shared care is something that many parents wish they had, but for some it seems like an unachievable goal, particularly after a messy separation. But in some cases, if both parents are able to put aside their differences and work together, shared care can work very well. For shared care...read more
Urgent Parenting Cases During Covid-19
How are the Courts dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic? The Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia have recently released directions about urgent family law applications filed in their Courts as a direct result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). If your parenting issue has...read more
Parenting After Separation: The COVID-19 Edition
At FGD we understand that the current living arrangements are tough on parents and children – and particularly those from families with separated parents. In order to help you arm yourself with some information and hopefully avoid conflict over the coming days and weeks we have put together some answers...read more
Do grandparents have rights?
By Kasey Fox Family Lawyer Kasey Fox discusses what the law says about the rights of grandparents to have a relationship with their grandchildren Do grandparents have rights? Recently, while watching a reality tv show (don’t judge me) I heard someone arguing about “Grandparent’s Rights”. A short while later, another...read more
There are plenty of ways to sabotage your child’s relationship with your ex following a divorce or separation. Many are overt and deliberate, like openly denigrating the other parent in front of your child. Some are more subtle, and even occasionally inadvertent, like contradicting the rules or boundaries that were...read more
I got Pregnant from a Tinder Date – Help!
There can be a big difference between becoming pregnant when you are in a relationship as opposed to when you are single. But does that mean anything changes in relation to family law and your rights as a parent? In an article by Kellie Scott of the ABC, Tessa Dijkgraaf...read more
ACT’s Child Protection System…
…In a Stage of Infancy The news in Canberra recently has been rife with talk of reforms to the care and protection system (as well as the federal election) and access to information records. Of particular significance is an ACT Court of Appeal decision that overturned the decision of the...read more
What is a kidnapping in Australia?
Kidnapping in Family Law – Phoenix is Found! On 30 August 2018, Pheonix was found in the Carwoola area – with his Mother nearby. Having been “granted full custody of Phoenix” two months’ prior, Cliff was entitled to be concerned about him being missing. The media have reported that Pheonix’s...read more