Unacceptable Risk: Standard of Proof in Determining Child Abuse in Family Law

The nature of child abuse in a family context makes such cases difficult to prove. For this very reason, it is imperative that the law develops an approach to cater to the evidentiary difficulties involved in child abuse cases to ensure that children are free from abuse or risk of abuse. ..

What is Family Violence according to the Family Courts?

More generally, this article aims to create a greater awareness of the different types of family violence that are now considered by the family law courts as family violence. This includes a range of behaviours that most people would not typically consider to be a form of ‘physical assault’ or a ‘threat’ of violence…

Family Law Reform in Australia: Experts and Lobby Groups

There are numerous family law experts and family law lobby groups who have been relied upon to provide advise and recommendations to the Australian government on family law reforms…

Everything you need to know about Family Trusts: Part 1

A Family Trust can bring forth great benefits in the forms of tax savings and asset protection. However, much thought needs to go into methods of setting it up and avoiding pitfalls…

Relocation After Divorce – Factors the Courts Consider

Joe Azzi

Online Legal Information Author at Family Law Express
I am a 2nd year student at the University of Sydney studying a combined law degree with mathematics. I am currently balancing my study with tutoring high school children, interning as a solicitor and playing competitive basketball.

Most of all, I am thankful that the flexible discipline of law enables me to be on the frontiers of social, political, economic and international issues where one can play a role in paving the way for a bright future.
Joe Azzi

Relocation is indeed a very important aspect that tends to arise with instances of divorce. It basically refers to the post separation process whereby a parent decides to move (or relocate) from the region in which he/she previously raised their …..

Do Not Resuscitate: Who Decides?

Doctors play an important role in the provision of, or withholding of, resuscitation treatment in nearly all medical situations. However, research suggests, somewhat disturbingly, that doctors are not well versed with the laws surrounding Do Not Resuscitate orders. ..

How do Psychologists view the Legal Definition of Family Violence?

Family violence is defined in the Family Law Act as “violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person that coerces or controls a member of the person’s family, or causes the family member to be fearful”- how does the psychology industry view such definition? ..

How do Psychologists reconcile Shared Parenting & the potential Risks of Family Violence?

There are many cases that showed violence and abuse victims, mostly kids, face greater risks of continued violence and abuse when the 50/50 share care is required. How would the psychology industry go about solving this problem and provide a fair family report? ..

Do Psychologists apply the same Shared Parenting principles to Children of Short-Lived Relationships?

In a context of a short-term relationship between the parents, how should custody of a child be assessed and how should the “best interest of a child” be defined and applied in this specific context? For a child’s well being, isn’t it necessary for a child to be able to build relationship to both his/her parents? ..