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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 Can a court make an order for supervised contact if there are pending criminal dvo charges

    Im trying to help a friend with his family court stuff and Im wondering if anyone can tell me if the family court can make an order for supervised contact when there are pending criminal charges (false allegations)? The father hasn’t seen his kids for several years and wishes to establish some...
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    VIC Working with children check

    I want to apply for my dream job. The employer asked for work with children to check .Problem is there are dishonesty bending charges happened during my previous employment. A stupid mistake that's never happens again. I have no prior whatsoever. Therefore police may recommend diversion. The...
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    QLD Interim Defended Hearing/Affidavit response to respondant

    Hi, I filed an application for orders for my children to reside with me. We have had one court date that lasted 10 minutes via phone. The judge ordered that the children not be relocated from their current area which is where the mother lives and that we privately obtain a family report...
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    QLD Death certificate has an error about deceased children. 2 are living 1 is deceased.

    My husbands Qld death certificate is incorrect. 2 children living. 1 deceased
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    VIC Forced removal of children from care

    What provision in Victoria’s Children,Youth and Families Act empowers DHHS (now DFFH) to remove any child from Out of Home Care. Is there a formal protocol to be followed if there is a requirement for removal and protection of an affected child?
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    VIC Abusive husband has IVO on me and wants custody of our children.

    My husband has been coercively controlling me throughout our marriage. During COVID lockdown it got really bad and I needed to do something about it so I suggested we should get counselling together which he refused. At this time, I was aware he was involved with an ex girlfriend. I caught him...
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    NSW Protecting Children

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    QLD Step children share in property?

    My parents and my husband and I are thinking about selling our houses and buying a large property together with separate dwellings that my parents can live in for 6 months of the year when they're not travelling as grey nomads. But we're curious about the following: My dad inherited his family...
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    QLD Best way to leave share of house to children?

    Hi all, My husband and I are late 30s with 2 small children and are just about to have our first wills drawn up. We own a house with a mortgage. I'm just wondering if the below scenario is feasible and how I arrange it (by tenants in common?). I want to give it some thought before seeing a...
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    NSW belated property settlement.

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