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Defacto husband tries to avoid financial commitments by denying relationship. Why would you do that?

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No time ordered with father. psychological impact on child considered

Children – Interim hearing – Contested allegations of family violence –Father’s prior conviction for two serious assaults on mother – ICL supported supervised time – Father to spend no supervised or other time with 2 year old child due to risk of psychological harm to child In Churchill & Wileman [2014] FCCA 1047 (10 April […]

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Court overturns Financial Agreement signed 2 days before marriage

Court sets aside s 90B agreement where it was signed 2 days before the wedding – Duress, undue influence and unconscionable conduct established In the case of Parkes [2014] FCCA 102 (24 January 2014) Judge Phipps considered a s 90B financial agreement where the wife accepted “that all the relevant requirements under [Part VIIIA] were […]

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Unsubstantiated allegation of child sexual abuse leeds to overnight time

Many matters that come before the court and practitioners in general contain unsubstantiated allegations of one thing or another. It is important for parents to put aside differences and consider the children and what is in their best interests. Section 60CC of the Family Law Act outlines considerations the court ponders when approaching children’s matters. […]

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