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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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  1. Josephine H

    NSW belated property settlement.

    divorced in 1995 the ex husband threatened to burn our house to the ground if I attempted to get a property settlement. I left with just the children. am I able NOW to get a belated property settlement now that he intends to sell property we owned together? I don't recall there ever was an...
  2. xshellionx

    SA Is a prisoner able to apply for early release of superannuation on grounds of hardship that his wife and 2 children are experiencing?

    Hello, I am asking on behalf of my friends. Her husband is currently incarcerated in an SA correctional facility and is 21 months in to a 38 month sentence. His wife and two children aged 4 years and 6 years are financially struggling with the main concern being keeping on top of mortgage...
  3. Keith Barrass

    QLD Final orders- What can I do when the mother of my children constantly breaches orders?

    I have had full care of my two sons for the past 3 years when the mother handed them over to me they were aged 2 & 5 at the time now 5 & 8 the mother had very little to no contact with them until earlier this year when she applied to the court for final orders needless to say with her lack of...
  4. G

    VIC IVO allegations

    Hello, I have read a bit about IVO advice on here but require some more clarity on some issues I am facing. I left a very long marriage a few months ago leaving 4 children behind. My ex did not allow me to have contact with my children. My name is also on the mortgage and no orders are in place...
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    VIC Children estranged from father & fathers family

    My 2 sons (23 yo and 20 yo) are estranged from their father and his family. I was wondering that in the case of their father passing away, and the boys not being mentioned in his will, is there any obligation by lawyers (or ?) to let the boys know? I am concerned that should something happen...
  6. C

    Intestate entitlements to children prior to November 2017

    My wife passed away in 2000 and did not leave a will. Our family assets were in my name but clearly were owned by both of us at the time. She died without a will and my children may have a claim Given the laws at the time. My assets included our family home, cash in the bank, superannuation and...
  7. L

    QLD Unattended children

    Is it illegal to break a car window to save a child or dog
  8. J

    NSW Child custody issue

    My son has been separated from his wife for 4 years. To date they have agreed to split the caring of their two children (aged 14 an 11) 50/50 and this has worked. There are no court child custody orders in place. Recently she has moved location and threatened to have the children 100% of the...
  9. G

    urgent help needed - Mother giving children (2 & 6) non prescribed drugs - family court

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  10. A

    WA Advice on ex partner travelling interstate with children.

    Thanks in advance for any advice. In a nutshell, after a separation once parenting orders are done, do I have to allow my ex partner to travel interstate (1800km away ) with the children for access? The ex in question is an abusive alcoholic, hence the separation. I'm in the throes of...