JOY Law: transgender youth & legal rights

Posted By on 20/11/17 at 11:27 AM

My colleague in the KHQ Family & Relationship Law team, Bronwyn Montgomery, joined me on JOY Law to discuss legal issues regarding transgender youth and minors, including:

  • parental responsibility and the role of both parents until the child turns 18 years of age;
  • medical interventions requiring consent beyond normal parental responsibility;
  • two stages requiring consideration and consent:
    • stage one consideration relating to delaying the onset of puberty; and
    • stage two requiring Family Court consideration relating to the administration of oestrogen or testosterone, and
  • special evidence required when making an application to the Family Court.



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Kristina Antoniades Special Counsel

Kristina was admitted to practice in 2004 and has practiced exclusively in family law since that time.  She is an Accredited Family Law Specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria, an accredited... Read More