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Caitlin Jones

To Vaccinate or Not

By Caitlin Jones / April 4, 2022 / 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen society as a whole change over the last two (2) years. Since the introduction of a vaccine for COVID-19, the Family Law System has seen an influx of parents disagreeing as to whether to get their child/ren vaccinated. There is a presumption under the Family Law Act that parents share…

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Federal Circuit Court or Family Court of Australia, what’s the difference?

By Caitlin Jones / September 13, 2021 / 0 Comments

Both the Federal Circuit Court (“FCC”) and the Family Court of Australia (“FCoA”) hear family law cases. The objective of the FCC was to create a more accessible alternative to and relieve the workload of the FCoA and for many years the FCC has been known for hearing less complex family law matters. The FCoA,…

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Family Violence in Property Matters

By Caitlin Jones / July 31, 2021 / 0 Comments

In 1997, the Family Court in the matter Kennon v Kennon (“Kennon”) considered whether family violence could be relevant to and alter the outcome of a property settlement. The Court considered the impact of family violence on the contributions of the wife during the relationship, in the face of family violence. The Court held that…

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Parenting Orders during a lockdown

By Caitlin Jones / July 22, 2021 / 0 Comments

As of Saturday, 26 June 2021, people in Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong entered a COVID-19 lockdown providing that you must stay at home and only leave if you have a reasonable excuse. Is it a reasonable excuse to leave home to facilitate a changeover? Yes. The guidelines make it clear…

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