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Family Law Archive - May 2018

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Greece legalises fostering for gay couples

Greece has taken a step forward in the fight for equal rights, with the Greek parliament recently passing legislation allowing gay couples to foster children. The ban on gay couples adopting children still stands, but the new law will allow same sex couples in civil partnerships to foster children while the child is in the process of returning... Read More

Australian legal aid chairman suggests family law style mediation be used in cases of elder abuse

Legal bodies in Australia are looking into using family law style mediation to help resolve situations involving elder-abuse. Graham Hill, National Legal Aid Chairman, says the mediation model designed for use in family law cases has an 80% success rate and hopes to extend this effective measure to cases of elder abuse. The kind of cases... Read More

MPs call for grandparents' rights

MPs are calling for a change in the law to back grandparents who want to see their grandchildren after parents split up. MPs from all parties are backing an amendment to the Children’s Act 1989 which would establish a presumption that a relationship with grandparents and extended family is in the best interest of the child. Only... Read More
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