Children’s Issues

Strictly speaking no, you do not have an automatic right to spend time with your grandchild. Notwithstanding that, any person “concerned with the care, welfare and development” of a child is entitled to commence child-related proceedings seeking orders, whether the parents of the children are together...

Australia is a signatory to the UN’s Hague Convention on the Rights of the Child. Both the Convention and the Family Law Act recognise the benefits of children maintaining a meaningful relationship with both parents. However, what happens when post separation one of the parents wishes...