JOY Law: transgender youth & legal rights


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

On this episode of JOY Law, Bronwyn Montgomery and Kristina Antoniades 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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Monica Blizzard

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Monica Blizzard is an Accredited Family Law Specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria, a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer, and has 20 years experience working in family law.

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