A Binding Child Support Agreement Can Be Set Aside

Sydney, NSW — (SBWIRE) — 10/21/2013 — A binding child support agreement can be set aside based on exceptional circumstances. An exceptional circumstance is when the agreement will cause hardship of a serious nature and inequity to the applicant. The father failed to prove the exceptional circumstance in his case. Jessup and Jessup [2010] FMCAfam 124 […]


Stefan L. Jouret, Esq., Member, Executive Committee National Parents Organization of Massachusetts In August of 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts awarded Massachusetts father Colin Bower $40,250,000 on his claims against his former wife, Mirvat El-Nady. Ms. El-Nady fled to Cairo, Egypt, in August of 2009, taking their children with her […]


Larry Pickering http://pickeringpost.com/story/four-beautiful-girls-one-ugly-mother/2047

  1 DAY AGO623 COMMENTS The sordid saga of the four Italian girls simmers and still no-one is winning this awful tug of war. Okay, my involvement with the father, Tomasso Vincenti, was an emotional one as I witnessed his willingness to suffer to see his children. Channel 9’s 60 minutes last night attempted to […]

UK Family law sell-out of the nation’s dads and their children

Eye-opening summary of the shameful UK family law sell-out by Robert Franklin  Family court judges have wide discretionary powers in disputed cases about children. They cannot but bring to their judgements their own overt and covert value systems.  Ask any judge, lawyer, mediator, or therapist, and they will have their particular bias on this emotionally […]

Fair play for divorced dads

Barbara Kay, National Post, Canada

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/04/03/barbara-kay-fair-play-for-divorced-dads/ Time spent with fathers is highly correlated with positive outcomes for children of broken marriages. Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has commissioned a report aimed at overhauling Canada’s family-law system. Its recommendations, which will be officially released later this month, reportedly include strategies for streamlining the legal process, encouraging mediation and reducing litigation. […]

‘Drama queen’ wife loses custody case

JANET FIFE-YEOMANS, The Daily Telegraph rerun in the Brisbane Courier Mail

A MOTHER who claimed her husband had been sexually abusing himself in front of their three children has lost custody of them. A detective who investigated the claims said in a confidential email that the mother was “a drama queen who is out to get her ex-husband”. Police and child protection authorities had found the […]

Embassy set up Italian airlift

Harry Edwards, The Australian

  OFFICIALS at the Australian embassy in Italy — helping an Australian mother abduct her four girls — made last-minute flight changes in order to avoid detection by their Italian father, Channel Nine’s 60 Minutes claimed last night. The woman fled with her four Italian-born children to Australia from custody arrangements with her ex-husband in […]

EDITORIAL: Families need action in courts

Editorial - Brisbane Courier Mail

    FAMILY Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant has been forced to make an awkward apology for hiring a comedy act that performed a lewd routine at a national law conference. Recommended Coverage Who paid for lewd act at Family Court meet? THE Family Court has been unable to say who paid for a lewd […]

Family Court unable to say who paid for lewd comedy act at Family Court national conference

Jason Tin, Courier Mail, Brisbane

EDITORIAL: Families need action in courts FAMILY Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant has made an awkward apology for hiring a comedy act that performed a lewd routine at a national law conference. THE Family Court has been unable to say who paid for a lewd comedy act that offended senior judges at its national conference. […]

Friends with benefits ‘not a relationship’

Emily Moulton, The Sunday Times

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/friends-with-benefits-not-a-relationship/story-e6frg6n6-1226499990321  A judge has ruled that a man and woman living together for 14 years as housemates and ‘friends with benefits’ did not have a defacto relationship. Source: Getty Images HAVING regular sex with a housemate does not mean you’re in a “relationship” – even if it last a decade, a WA judge has ruled.  […]