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. ..

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. ..

Overnight Care for Under 2 Year Olds: Unravelling the Controversy

This article attempts to address the long-standing and emotional debate surrounding parenting plans after separation – in particular, the appropriateness of overnight care for under 2 year olds…

Who, What & Where – Family Law Dispute Roadmap

In an attempt to resolve family law disputes, many approach the courts. Nonetheless, courts are neither the simplest nor the sole avenue for dispute resolution. There are many stages involved prior to, and during a court process. This article attempts to briefly explain these various stages and the role of the parties involved in each stage…

How False Allegations are treated in the Family Law Act

From 7th June 2012, however, section117AB was removed from the Family Law Act via the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2011(‘Family Violence Act’). Why was section 117AB removed?..