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Biologically, a child (plural children) is a human being between the stages of birth and puberty, or between the developmental period of infancy and puberty. The legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority.Child may also describe a relationship with a parent (such as sons and daughters of any age) or, metaphorically, an authority figure, or signify group membership in a clan, tribe, or religion; it can also signify being strongly affected by a specific time, place, or circumstance, as in "a child of nature" or "a child of the Sixties".

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    NSW Court or Mediation? Child safety

    Hi, hope someone can help me out so I can gain some sort of clarity on what to do next? I removed my 3 year old child from the mother last year due to neglect. A police report was done immediately and FACS was contacted, however FACS did not get involved as there was 1 fit parent. No parenting...
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    NSW Child Custody Urgent

    Hi, I removed my 3 year old child from the mother last year due to neglect. A police report was done immediately and FACS was contacted, however FACS did not get involved as there was 1 fit parent. No parenting agreements have ever been in place. I went for legal advice through legal aid and was...
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    WA Child Custody

    Hi, I have been in a de facto relationship with a Swedish women and we have a 15month old child........we recently moved from Perth to Sweden and within a few weeks decided to separate. I plan on staying!!!! In Sweden unmarried mothers automatically get 100% custody. I seen a lawyer today who...
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    VIC Not seen 12 yr old Child since 14 months - filing app in case - Any tips pls

    I have this case going for a year in the Federal Circuit Court without any interim parenting orders. It has moved to Family Court. I have an IVO with one child for 5 years. Wife as usual quotes family violence and risk to child opposing any interim orders. ICL for some reason also opposes any...
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    QLD The father of my child is from QLD and I am from the U.S.

    While he was visiting on his visa, the child's father and I met and started hanging out and I got pregnant. The father does want to be involved in the child's life and wants the child to also visit and live when him in Australia half of the time. I know it is important for a child to have a...
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    VIC Travel child access

    My daughter is in Queensland and I am in Melbourne, with restrictions in place are we allowed to travel for child access purposes?
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    WA Father never wanted child

    I'm recently pregnant with my ex's child. When he found out he tried to force me into an abortion and I decided against it, causing him to leave because "he wouldn't be forced into being a father". Two weeks later he has messaged me saying he misses me and wants this baby. I explained to him I...
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    Child support - when kids refuse to visit Father?

    Good afternoon everyone, I was hoping to get some advice on a situation my partner is in. He has 50/50 time with his two kids aged 16 and 13. Recently, his kids haven't wanted to attend his house on 'his' weeks. Different excuses are offered each time, however what it comes down to is that...
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    VIC International Child Custody/Access/Order

    Hello everyone, I'd like to thank you in advance for taking the time to read this, I'm going through a really tough time right now because of this situation and have been struggling to find answers. I am an Australian citizen and my (at the time) fiancé is American. She fell pregnant in...
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    QLD ICL Independent Child Lawyer Who Pays?

    So I'm self representing in court at the moment in regards to wanting an order so I can see my daughter as my ex is alienating her from me. An ICL has been appointed due to violence, from her. I've read that legal aid will do an assessment of me? From the tables it appears as though my income is...