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    NSW Clarification of a Directions Hearing?

    Hello, Could someone please clarify what a directions hearing is? As my understanding was along the lines of for mediation / trial directions. However, the ICL advised likely going to a non-attendance direction? I have read the family law rule book 2004 & the family law act 1975 + the...
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    Undertaking for visitation - how strong is this document?

    I’m looking for a bit of advice please people! So the father of my 4 yo child is having our child over the Xmas break, after not seeing the child since February (now 10 months) .... he’s never really been involved in her life however has had times over the past 4 years that he has had her for...
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    QLD Am I able to get my daughter back after father kept her - no legalities in place

    My ex partner and I were together for a total of 7 years. We have a 5 year old daughter. We split in 2015 (I left him) and since the split we have been on good terms and have had an informal agreement in place of 50/50 care for our daughter. 2 months ago on his “on” days - he engaged in lawyers...
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    NSW Initiating Application Served Resulted in AVO - What to Do?

    Hi all, I’ve been learning so much from this forum and hoping to gain some opinions. My partner separated from his ex 2.5yrs ago. Since she found out he was dating someone else she has withheld access to their child (5yo). My partner has not seen his son for 5months. The last time they saw...
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    NSW Forced to Have Her Baby Undergo a DNA Testing?

    My daughter has a child to a mistake. She wants nothing to do with him. He has a history of promiscuity, has one child who is 4 years old, and one 7 months old to my daughter, and another due in one month to a girl he refuses to have anything to do with and whose baby he declares he wants...
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    VIC Other Parent Refusing Drug Test - What to Do?

    I have final orders. I have asked the other parent to take a drug test and he refused, so I asked for a visitation centre again. He made no effort to do so, even though I arranged an intake. This started when police had to evict and remove this person from the place they lived. Drugs are...
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    QLD Family Court - Children to Spending More Time with Parent?

    Hi, I had mediation with my ex and received my certificate to apply for family court. I have also applied for legal aid and awaiting on the approval for the funds to assist me as they go by merit. There are no orders in place and currently my ex has our 3 boys week off, week on. Sometimes they...
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    NSW Family Court - Shared Parental Responsibility with Stepfather?

    Quick background: Biological father has been absent/uninvolved in child's life by his choice (has never met child, though did sign birth certificate). Recent attempt at communication with biological father saw no interest in the child (did not ask about child, nor request to speak to child)...