Women signing an undertaking

What is an Undertaking
in Family Law?

When parties separate sometimes a person is requested to give an undertaking that they will or will not do something.  Sometimes undertakings are requested before court proceedings are commenced and sometimes they are requested or provided to the Federal Circuit Co…
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Contravention of
Parenting Orders

When a parent breaches a parenting order they can file an Application for Contravention. When a parenting order is made, each person who is affected or directed to do something by that order must follow it.  If a party does not adhere to their obligations under a court ord…
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When do kids get to
decide who they live with?

When working out living arrangements for children after separation, parents will often ask “what age can my child decide who to live with?”  This is an unexpectedly complex answer and it really is true that each case is different.  There is no one set age th…
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adults fighting in front of child

Problems Communicating
with Your Ex

Sorting out parenting arrangements after separation can be difficult, particularly when there are problems with communicating with your ex.  It is important to remember that the way parents choose to communicate with each other can be beneficial, or, in some cases,…
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Clock with people running around it

Equal Time Arrangements
for Shift Workers

Shift workers and equal time arrangements for children – what you can do to make it work Section 65DAA of the Family Law Act requires people to “consider” whether an equal or substantial and significant time arrangement is appropriate.  Consider d…
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