Many different areas of law often intersect with the family law jurisdiction. One of the most common is child protection law. We look at the intersection of child protection laws and family law, including how Court Orders work in both jurisdictions.
Disputes can arise after separation or divorce about whether the child can travel overseas, have an Australian passport or which parent holds the child’s passport. There may also be a risk of a parent unlawfully removing a child from Australia.
The law provides children with the right to spend time with people significant to their care, welfare and development, such as grandparents. This ‘right’ lies with the children in question, but not with the grandparents. Learn more.
Some families are often made up of members from different countries and some families also move from one country to another for work or personal reasons. What happens when parents separate and one parent takes a child out of (or remains in) a country without permission of the other parent?
Caveats can be a great tool to protect your interests before or while formalising a property settlement. This article explores how caveats work in Australia, and in Victoria in particular, and how they can be used in family law proceedings.