Federal Magistrates Court case- relocating grandparents

Federal Magistrates Court case- relocating grandparents

In the recent Federal Magistrates Court case of Richards and Howard, the court had to consider what principles applied when children were in the care of their grandparents, the latter making an application to the court for urgent orders allowing them to move from the Canberra area to central Queensland.

There were circumstances of urgency in the move, as one of the sons of the grandparents was about to undergo brain surgery.

Federal Magistrate Neville held that the same principles that apply to relocation cases involving parents also applied in this case to grandparents, and allowed the move.

Things to Read, Watch & Listen

Forced Marriage

On November 1st 2023, Accredited Family Law Specialist and Page Provan Director Stephen Page presented a paper at the Brisbane Zonta Club about forced marriage. I acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal peoples, on whose lands we meet today, their elders, past, present and emerging. Ruqia Hidari was aged 21 and living in Victoria, when, according to police,… Read More »Forced Marriage

ACT Government Surrogacy Bill

The ACT Government has today introduced a bill to amend the ACT’s surrogacy laws. The proposed changes are more incremental than fundamental. They include allowing a single person to undertake surrogacy, for the surrogate to be single if needed, a requirement for legal advice and counselling beforehand, a written agreement being required, that traditional surrogacy is… Read More »ACT Government Surrogacy Bill

Planning to resolve: ADR in ART

ADR can help resolve disputes in ART cases. ADR is not limited to mediation and arbitration. Other types of informal dispute resolution can resolve disputes. When assisted reproductive treatment cases go off the rails, they can have the next level of bitterness and volatility. There can be a keen sense of betrayal when things don’t… Read More »Planning to resolve: ADR in ART