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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 Child support

    Hello. I have 2 children to my ex who has not worked since our separation 8yrs ago. Although he can volunteer as a fire fighter??? He has been on Centrelink benefits for that whole time. Most of his money is made through buying and selling antiques and collectables online. As such his...
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    QLD child support payment changes

    I pay my ex child support, no issue with as long as its all above board. Have for years now. We have 50% care arrangements. The child is 4 yrs old. She has recently quit her job on purpose it seems a couple of months ago. My child support payments have tripled since, even though she was earning...
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    NSW child abuse question

    hi, I'm asking a question related to my experience. I'm not putting up personal info because I'm not sure what I want to do, and I want to be anonymous. I live in NSW, and 1-3 years ago one of my parents assaulted me, and left me with bruises and a black eye, and tried to choke me out until...
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    Step Parents

    Hi, wondering if anyone can help locate cases where a step-parent has been awarded ‘parental responsibility’ of a child in a 3 way court case? I am having trouble locating under what grounds this can occur, having regard for that person being a person concerned with the care and welfare of a...
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    NSW I will lose my child today, who can help me?

    My 19 month son's parenting interim hearing is to take place today, and I am most likely to lose. The reason I would lose is because of a report by an expert from the relationspace. The report do says that I did a very good job as a father of my 2 sons (I have another elder son who is 4 years...
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    NSW Ex has lied to child support about her income

    My ex has been lying about her income since last years assessment, telling child support her income is 12K and she is casual, when for 80% of the year she has been part time employee earning 45K and in the last 3 months went full time now earning 55K. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t annoy me...
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    VIC Does anyone have advice on Child protection in Family law disputes?

    Hello I am looking for some information on child protection interventions in Victoria? I have recently had my 11 year old daughter taken away after she has mentioned feeling sucidal to a school friend. This has happened and has been a roll on custody dispute where my ex husband has been...
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    QLD Child safety malpractice?

    Hi, a slightly long one sorry. I have care of 3 of my nephews and niece, 2,9,12. I have had them in my care for over 18months due to drug,alcohol and abuse from both parents. I have recently started raising concerns with the department of Child safety in regards to the care of the children on...
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    VIC Child Support Binding Agreement

    I would like to know what is the best possible way to go about a Child Support Binding Agreement. I am thinking that on the agreement the CSA basic/ periodic calculations can apply and then the added non-periodic payments which includes private medical aid, private school fees (50/50)...
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    Property will to a minor child

    My grandson will inherit property from a great uncle and the trustee will be his uncle. Can this property be sold at any stage to enable a better/different property to be purchased? Can the uncle hand over the trusteeship to the child's mother. Thank you.