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Parental responsibility: what does this mean?

by Parental responsibility can be the mythical creature to the uninitiated.  Many people (lawyers and laypersons) say the words, but unless you are in the know, it can be a confusing concept. Parental responsibility is a concept enshrined in the Family Law Act 1975.  It means all of the duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law parents have in relation
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Help! I want to change my child’s last name: Navigating the name change process in Queensland

by Changing a child’s last name is easy right?  Maybe, maybe not. While informally changing your child’s last name is as simple as writing that name on a piece of paper and/or declaring that the child will now be known as “Child LastNameX”, the process to legally change your child’s last name can be a little more complicated. In Queensland, if
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Children, International Travel, Relocation and the Law:- A Practical Guide

Children, International Travel, Relocation and the Law:- A Practical Guide

by The recent 60 Minutes documentary about the Vincenti children highlights the importance of understanding what “parental responsibility” means and your rights and obligations when you share parental responsibility with the other parent, particularly in relation to international travel and/or relocation of children. You will recall the heartbreaking media footage of the 4 sisters being removed from their Sunshine Coast home
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