Who is a father?

In the High Court case of Masson v Parsons in 2019 the court considered the meaning of the term “parent” and whether the sperm donor could be termed “parent” within the ordinary meaning.  Does [...]

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Difficulties in sexual abuse cases

Who is your expert? The case of Lane & Nichols [2106] FamCAFC234 highlights the issue of the expert to be used in proceedings and the ensuing problems. In this case the mother made serious [...]

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Grandparents and parenting orders

Grandparents do not just act as unpaid volunteers to look grandchildren. It may be in the best interests of a child that significant or substantial time is spent with you as a grandparent not [...]

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I want full custody of my child

How many times have we heard our clients insist on this prerequisite as their absolute right and entitlement?  Sadly it is no longer the fundamental lynchpin for the future parenting regime that [...]

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