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Kate Marr

Section 61DA(1) of the Family Law Act requires that the Court, when making a parenting Order to apply a presumption that is in the best interest of the child for the parents to have equal shared parental responsibility for the child.  This presumption, however, does not apply in cases where there are reasonable grounds to believe that a parent has … Read more

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The Family Court has taken into account ongoing domestic violence a wife endured and the post traumatic stress she suffered at the hands of her husband when determining a property settlement. (Sydney Morning Herald 15 June 2010)
The couple had been together for about seven years before marrying in 2003. They separated in 2005. The husband had assaulted the … Read more