NSW stamp duty exemption now available in family law arbitration

Did you know you can get a NSW stamp duty exemption in family law arbitration? ANTONELLA SANDERSON explains the reforms making arbitration all the more…

First judicial consideration of family law property arbitration reforms

Braddon & Braddon is the first judicial clarification of when a family law property arbitral award can be reviewed, or registration opposed. By MATTHEW SHEPHERD.

The NSW Working With Children scheme, five years on

Working With Children laws reformed in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse . By SHARMINIE NILES.

Court of Appeal reins in generous family provision decisions in 2017

Family provision cases involve careful exercise of judicial discretion. Reasonable minds can, and do, differ. By MICHELLE PAINTER SC.

Re: Kelvin – a turning point for gender dysphoria cases in Australia

In Re: Kelvin, the applicant urged the Court to dispense with the need for transgender children to obtain court authorisation for commencing ‘stage 2’ medical treatment…

Religious divorce and the family courts

The Family Court has said it cannot assist litigants to obtain a religious divorce given the constitutional limitations imposed by s 116 of the Constitution….

Protecting children’s privacy: why social media and care proceedings don’t mix

Publishing sensitive information about children on social media in contravention of Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 breaches children’s privacy and places…

Thinking outside the box: collaborative practice in family law

Is it time to think outside the box when it comes to family law? Do practitioners need to change the way they look at resolving…

A new resource for drafting family law parenting orders

The new handbook from the Attorney-General’s Department, Parenting orders – what you need to know, is a useful resource for both clients and practitioners alike….

Sense and sensitivity: therapeutic records in family law proceedings

Records of therapeutic interventions, such as counselling or psychiatric assessment, may be useful evidence in litigation. By CAROLYN JONES.