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Jensen v Jensen: Application Dismissed

by We’ve all heard the media hype surrounding the Canberra couple, Nick and Sarah Jensen, who pledged to divorce if same sex marriage is legalised in Australia. In essence the couple, who claim to have a perfectly intact marriage and intend to continue their relationship, have vowed (no pun intended) to divorce if same sex marriage is legalised. Regardless of your
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Do biological parents have the upper hand in a same sex parenting dispute?

Do biological parents have the upper hand in a same sex parenting dispute?

by In short the answer is no.  The family Court has stated on a number of occasions that there is no presumption in favour of a biological parent. Most children born to (and adopted by) same-sex couples are now legally recognised as the children of both same-sex parents when it comes to family law and child support. This includes: - Children
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