Offbeat: poor Talula

Offbeat: poor Talula

Judge Rob Murfitt

Judge Rob Murfitt of the New Zealand Family Court has ordered that a 9 year old girl, who was so embarrassed about the name that her parents gave as “Talula does the hula from Hawaii” that she preferred to be called “K”, become a ward of the state. That way her name could be changed to something more suitable.

Names registry staff blocked included: Fish and Chips, Yeah Detroit, Stallion, Twisty Poi, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit.

Names Registry staff allowed were:Number 16 Bus Shelter, Midnight Chardonnay, and Violence- all of which might seem to be related to the circumstances of conception.

Another mother who used text language to name her child O.crnia was allowed to change the name to Oceania.

Things to Read, Watch & Listen

Surrogacy in Mexico

In this video, Page Provan Director and award-winning surrogacy lawyer Stephen Page deep dives into all the crucial information you need to know about Surrogacy in Mexico.

Surrogacy in Australia or US: Which is the Best?

In this video, Page Provan Director and award-winning surrogacy lawyer Stephen Page, breaks down the surrogacy process in Australia versus the United States. 

Family Court: embryos are property for the purposes of property settlement

There has been a recent decision by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia dealing with embryos as property. I just want to start with the implications of that decision. The first is that anyone who is separating who has embryos, sperm or eggs in storage may be able to get relief from the… Read More »Family Court: embryos are property for the purposes of property settlement

Family Law Section Law Council of Australia Award
Member of Queensland law society
Family law Practitioners Association
International Academy of Family Lawyers - IAFL
Mediator Standards Board