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Resources & FAQs

Answers to common questions in
relation to the expertise.

Circumstances where the Family Court may decide that a child spend no time at all with a parent

It is rare that a court will order no contact between a parent and child, however greater weight will be placed on the need to protect a child from physical or psychological harm, over having a meaningful relationship with both parents.

Am I in a de facto relationship?

A de facto relationship is defined in section 4 AA of the Family Law Act 1975 as a relationship in which a couple lived together on a genuine domestic basis.

Should I stay or should I go? Whether to leave the home after separation

If you are thinking of separating or have separated it is best to get competent legal advice.