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Changes to Child Support 2018: Part 3 – Binding Child Support Agreements

By Chloe McGuinness (Senior Associate) and Monica Blizzard (Director) This is the final in a three-part series about the changes to Child Support in 2018. This segment deals with how the amendments affect Binding Child Support Agreements.   Binding Child Support Agreements Section 80C of the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 (“the Act”) enables parents … Read more

Changes to Child Support 2018: Part 2 – interim care determinations

By Chloe McGuinness (Senior Associate) and Monica Blizzard (Director) mThis is part two in a three-part series about the changes to Child Support in 2018.  This segment deals with changes to care (including interim care) arrangements and how they may affect your child support obligations or entitlements. How do care arrangements affect your child support? … Read more

My Health Record – privacy concerns for children of separated parents

By Adrian Faelli (Trainee Lawyer) and Kristina Antoniades (Special Counsel) From 15 November 2018, all Australians will automatically receive an online My Health Record unless they choose to opt out before this date. Privacy concerns A variety of privacy concerns surrounding sensitive personal and medical information contained within My Health Records have been raised since … Read more

Overhaul of the family court system

Today we have seen splashed across all news media outlets the announcement of an “overhaul” of the family court system to deal with the substantial delays of having matters finally determined in our court system. Background Since 2000 we have had two separate courts, with two separate sets of rules, forms and court procedures to … Read more

Amendments to family violence laws now in force

By Kristina Antoniades (Special Counsel) On 29 March 2018, the remaining provisions of the Family Violence Protection Amendment Act 2017 (the Amending Act) commenced.  These amendments implement the recommendations of the Family Violence Royal Commission (Royal Commission) and now form part of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic) (the Act). The amendments provide for: … Read more