Child Support Update
The latest Part of the Family Law Review includes two articles and several section notes of interest. The first article is by Dr Adiva Sifris and Anna Parker which examines the reforms to the Family Law Act 1975 introduced by the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and other Measures Act) 2011 (Cth) and argues that further reform is needed. The second article comes from Brendan Ashdown and looks at the test for legal capacity and the involvement of case guardians. Also in this Part is a Child Support Update from the Department of Human Services, and note about International Family Law and reports on four recent cases: Bevan v Bevan (Property – Consideration of Stanford); Kane v Kane (Property – “Special considerations”); Burton v Churchin (Children – Parties who are not parents); and Norton v Locke (De facto relationship – Threshold issue of jurisdictional fact).
The latest Part of Family Law Review includes the following articles: “The “grave risk” or “intolerable situation” defence in cases of domestic violence under the Hague Child Abduction Convention: When will risk to a parent amount to risk to a child?” – Suzanne Christie; and “A study of outcomes post-return to Australia under the Hague Child Abduction Convention for abducting primary-carer mothers and their children” – Danielle Bozin- Odhiambo. Also included in this Part are the following sections: Professional Insights; Child Support Update; Family Dispute Resolution; and Recent Cases.
The latest Part of the Family Law Review publishes an article by Danielle Bozin-Odhiambo which critiques the usefulness of habitual residence as the sole connecting factor in Hague Convention child abduction cases. There are also two notes in Professional Insights, a Child Support Update, an International Family Law section, two notes regarding cases before the High Court and a Recent Cases section. Something for everyone!
The latest Part of the Family Law Review contains the usual interesting mix of articles and sections covering a wide range of topics including admissions made in the context of financial proceedings, eligibility criteria for assisted reproductive treatment, common intention constructive trusts in the context of the family home, de facto financial claims, child support, family dispute resolution, parenting disputes and much more!
The latest issue of the Family Law Review includes articles on the drafting and use of affidavits in the Family Court and judges receiving evidence directly from children. Also in this Part are four sections: the Child Support Update discusses departure prohibition orders and departure authorisation certificates, Family Dispute Resolution focuses on capacity to mediate, International Family Law analyses immigration issues impacting upon children and the Recent Cases section includes case notes on six recent decisions.
The first Part of Volume 2 of Family Law Review opens with an Editorial and a Tribute to Ray Watson, followed by articles on the history of the Family Law Act and the Family Court and the therapeutic justice origins of the Family Court. There is also a range of sections including Child Support Update, Family Dispute Resolution, International Family Law and Recent Cases.
The June 2011 issue of Family Law Review contains several interesting pieces about various aspects of family law, including Professional Insights, Recent Cases and International Family Law. There is also an article about collaborative law in Australia, with particular reference to family lawyers in the ACT.