• Parenting Orders – Considerations of the Court

    In child custody matters, when making a parenting order, the main consideration of the court is whether the proposed arrangements are in the best interests of the children. The court presumes that it is in the best interests of the children for parents to have ‘equal shared parental responsibility’, but it...

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  • Mistakes made in Child Custody Proceedings – Watch Your Behavior

    INTRODUCTION A traditional Chinese curse simply put is “May you live in interesting times” and ‘interesting times’ is the most charitable description of the daily happenings of those parents entering into the affray of child custody proceedings. Seeing our own client’s daily personal battles i...

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  • Making your AVO work for you

    Most people find their AVOs to be highly effective in preventing violence, intimidation and harassment. You have every reason to be hopeful that the defendant to your AVO will take proper notice of your AVO, and that you will have no further trouble. In the end, however, an AVO is an order of the court not jus...

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  • Women and Family Law

    This is the tenth edition of Women and Family Law. It states the law as at April 2014 that applies to married and de facto couples (including same sex de facto couples) after relationship breakdown. This booklet provides a starting point for finding out information about the law. It provides some answers to comm...

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  • Share the Care Parenting Plan – Collaborative Parenting Apart

    Divorce and separation are painful for everyone involved–particularly children. At this challenging time children need support, love and contact with both parents. Some certainty about the future is also very important for everyone. A written parenting plan, worked out between parents, will help clarify th...

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  • An Invitation to Split!! Binding Financial Agreement / Pre-Nuptial Agreement

    Wallace & Stelzer and Anor [2013] FamCAFC 199 Background to the case `A couple, known by the court as Mr Wallace and Ms Stelzer, met in 1998 at the Sydney club where Ms Stelzer worked soon after Mr Wallace split from his first wife. He was 51 years old, divorced and came into the marriage with an "ove...

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International Family Law and Children

Families who are split across international borders face unique challenges. Disputes between these families can have significant effects on both children and parents in a variety of ways.

GMH Lawyers are experienced at national and international child relocation matters. We can assist you in negotiating consent orders and obtaining orders from the Family Law Courts permitting you to permanently relocate (and in other cases, preventing them from relocating) with your children away from Sydney; interstate within Australia; and to international overseas destinations.

We also assist parties in obtaining orders allowing children to travel (for holidays and other non-permanent reasons) with parents to interstate and overseas locations if one parent does not consent and we are able to establish the travel will be in the children’s best interests. In some circumstances it will be appropriate to seek an order of the Court that the travelling parent pays a bond to ensure the non-traveling parenting has funds to obtain legal or other assistance in the event that the travelling parent does not comply with previously agreed travel plans or breaches orders.

As relocation overseas is becoming a more common scenario for Australian families, family and relationships law often extends beyond Australian borders. GMH Lawyers have expertise advising and representing parties in matters involving one parent seeking to relocate from Australia to another country with a child or children. We can also provide assistance in cases where children have been abducted from Australia or brought to Australia following an abduction.

Call the experienced team at GMH Legal to assist you in your matter. A free consultation with GMH Legal is an opportunity to gain deep insights into your legal situation and all of your options.

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