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Court Orders

Karen Devey

In the recent Federal Circuit Court judgment of Cartland & Cartland [2014], Judge Terry found the Respondent Mother to have contravened the parties’ Parenting Orders by not facilitating their two children, aged 11 and 12, to spend time with the Applicant Father as provided for by the Orders.

Her Honor heard that on at least 8 occasions, the parties met … Read more

Daniel Rod

The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) mandates that parents who separate seek a s60I certificate prior to filing for parenting matters in Court.

The process seeks to implement an alternative for separating parties to filing for Court Orders and it is my belief that this policy is simply misguided and I believe that parties are better directed through other avenues.… Read more

Non-compliance to Court Orders

by Kate Marr on January 8, 2016

Kate Marr

Court orders often do not just set out in detail who the children live with and spend time with during the school terms, but also the parenting arrangments on significant occassions and during school holiday periods.

For some families, the routine is well settled and may or may not be set out in court orders. For other families, separation may … Read more

Judge writes letter to children in custody battle

by Peter Magee on June 9, 2012

Peter Magee

In an article called “I knew your mum would look after you: judge” by Emily O’Keefe, in the Herald Sun on 7 June 2012, Emily O’Keefe reports that a Federal Magistrate Altobelli has taken the unusual step of writing a personal letter to two children explaining why he gave sole custody of them to their mother.

The letter was … Read more