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What is Child Focused Mediation?

by Peter Magee on October 9, 2016

Zoe Durand

In general Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners are legislatively mandated to act in children’s best interests. However FDRP’s are also meant to be neutral and in facilitative mediation, non-directive. Child focused mediation means a mediation where the parties are encouraged to consider the needs and interests of their children as paramount. However child focused mediation, as opposed to child inclusive mediation, … Read more

‘Bad Mother’ not allowed to have an IVF Baby

by Bree Staines on February 21, 2016

Bree Staines

In the week commencing Monday,17 August 2015, newspapers around Australia reported that the Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeal Tribunal had barred a Victorian couple for having a baby, and that the prospective mother was an inappropriate parent to her existing children.

The couple, both aged in their forties, had attempted to undergo In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment together. The prospective mother … Read more

Children Caught in the Middle Get Their Say

by Peter Magee on May 20, 2014

Zoe Durand

A Child’s Cry for Help to Separated Parents

Separation can be a bitter affair. Love can turn to hate astonishingly quickly. Unfortunately, children are sometimes not shielded from these emotions.

In an article from December 2013 entitled “Child’s school project becomes a plea to the Family Court” Michaela Whitbourn of the Sydney Morning Herald records the plea of an 11 … Read more