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Caitlin Jones

Festive Season and Family Law

By Caitlin Jones / November 21, 2022 / 0 Comments

With the festive season upon us, you may be wondering about the care arrangements available for Christmas Day and the holiday period for your children. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to children’s care arrangements. That said, whether by agreement (parenting plan or consent orders) or Orders made by the Court,…

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Social Media and the Impact on Family Law Matters

By Caitlin Jones / November 18, 2022 / 0 Comments

‘If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all’ In today’s society, social media is used, in varying degrees, by most adults. For many people social media is used to update friends and family about major life events and day to day events. Social media is also commonly used by people…

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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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