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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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    WA Notice of Child abuse

    Hi everyone it's been years since I've posted and thought everything had settled but here I am again. I've been the primary carer of my 2 children for most of their lives ( twins aged 11 ). Final orders back in 2017 for kids to live with me and spend every 2nd weekend and half holidays with...
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    VIC Child Support - Financial Consent Orders - 10 years later

    Financial consent orders (and parenting orders) all sealed and stamped years ago when children toddlers. Ex and I are now on semi-amicable terms when it comes to raising our children, co-parenting OK. Money matters is a different story. He refuses to discuss finances, bordering on abusive...
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    When Child Safety do not comply.

    Hello, This is a very long story, however I will keep it short. I am wanting to know, whom to contact if Child Safety Queensland are not performing under their duty of care. They are guardians of a young disables person, who is non verbal and they say with a mental capacity of a 3-4 yr old...
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    SA Ex wanting to see child after 10 years no contact

    A bit of background. My ex and I have not been together since our daughter was a newborn. She is now 10. When our daughter was 3 months old I was diagnosed with post-natal depression and admitted to a mother baby unit after a suicide attempt. The lead up to that had been a lot of psychological...
  5. jazakAllah

    VIC Child support for temp resident

    My friend is temporary resident with 5 children while her ex husband is awaiting protection visa. The chidlren are all born. In Australia and they have been living since 8 years in Australia. Is he eligible for child support based on residence?
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    Siblings living apart - 1 child with each parent in different AUS states

    Just need advice. The mother has had primary care of the children (Two girls) since birth to present (Child 1 - 14yrs) (Child 2 - 13 years). Never been to family court. History of emotional and psychological abuse towards mother, coercive control, threats of violence. A year ago, the girls...
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    VIC How do you decide who have the child on their birthday if it is a swap over day

    Hi, I have a parenting plan with my ex husband in regards to our two children. We have specified in the plan how to share the children on their birthdays so they can have time with us both. But this time it is on a swap over day, so normally if the child stays at dad I get them after school...
  8. Dpj

    VIC Does assault on a child matter to parenting/custody

    Hi, My ex has just been charged with 2 counts of assult against myself and my daughter (2yo at the time). The assult occurred during a handover. It was captured on video. In addition, there are numerous other incidents involving police which go in my favour (falsee accusations made by ex. ex...
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    child support agency fraud

    Has anyone in this forum been prosecuted by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution regarding Commonwealth fraud, specifically Child support fraud? If so what was your experience and outcome? Also does anyone know of any case law on this matter? Thanks
  10. Dpj

    VIC Child support outcome

    Hi All. To those fighting child support to correctly recognise income of other party, please soldier on. I recieved a lift on the other parent's income of 10x to half a million set for +5yrs. Here are some points: 1) applied. Objected. Then escalated to a Tribunal hearing. This enabled me to...