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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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    QLD Child support fraud

    My ex is earning over $200k per annum - he’s being paid as a contractor through an employment agency into a business he made up. He quit his job earning $185k a year to do this and defraud me of any financial help for his son. How can he get away with this? A change of assessment is so intrusive...
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    QLD 50/50 shared care, child not attending school often in mother's care

    Hi all, I posted earlier in the year regarding our concerns that my step-son had been missing school while in his mother's care. We have a 50/50 care arrangement and have already gone through the court process to gain this arrangement. Unfortunately, the school attendance in the mother's care...
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    Child support legislation

    I currently pay my ex child support without issue, however I also pay for everything camps, sport fees and uniforms, medical insurance, dental, haircuts, prescriptions, book packs and resource fees for state school..... EVERYTHING!! except usual very minor day to day stuff whilst...
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    denied access of child

    Hi, a few weeks ago my ex had gotten information from my eldest daughter that i was suffering from depression, ( i had not been hiding this) My ex decided to not give me access to my other daughter until she knew it was safe. I have seen a lawyer first consultation. They say to allow them to...
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    VIC Child Support & Car Loan

    Hold on this is a complicated one. Looking for some advice A couple of years ago I decided to rekindle my relationship with my ex (1 child who is almost 18 now). During this short time (3 months) I was convinced to take a loan for a car and register to her. Since the separation it was agreed...
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    NSW Irreconcilable Differences Between a Parent and a Child Outside of Victoria

    Hello! In Australia, it is my belief that the only state in which a parent and a child could file an application for irreconcilable differences between a parent and a child is the state of Victoria (please correct me if I am wrong). Unfortunately, the family who this application would involve...
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    QLD Threats of application to vary Court Orders during execution of Approved Consent Order

    I need some help understanding what to do in the following situation.. Apologies for being long winded.. Separated on 31st January 2017. Divorced on 6th January 2018. Court Orders Approved 3rd August 2020 (Inclusive of parenting and financial) In the midst of executing the house settlement...
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    QLD child support & capital gains

    hi - I'm looking to sell some shares soon that will have some capital gains - enough I guess to affect my child support. i know my loses has no effect, but do gains get added to my income assessment for child support? or is purely based on my job income? it will be a once off so even if it does...
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    NSW Legal claim to child

    A mother leaves after her child is born and the father has raised the child for the child's entire life (6 years). It turns out that he is not the biological father. Does the real biological mother or father have any legal claim to the child if they come back 6 years later, despite the fact that...
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    SA Custody for controlling/abusive ex

    My partner has been in a legal battle with her ex after he walked out from his own controlling relationship. He has never shown any interest in the child and we have reports from negligent to deliberate and dangerous acts. This all happened in the first 6 months of the child's life but he is...