• O’Boyle & Salt 2014 FamCA 132

    by - Oct 24, 2015
    Four boys aged 14, 12, 11 and 7 years had lived with the father for two years following separation.  The youngest child had moved to live with the mother for eight months while the three older children continued to...
  • Palmer & Palmer 2009 FamCAFC 9

    by - Aug 7, 2015
    A lawyer for a wife applied for a case guardian to be appointed so that a hearing could be re-opened and further evidence presented.  The wife had suffered a stroke resulting in loss of power to...
  • Prantage & Prantage 2015 FamCAFC 145

    by - Aug 7, 2015
    The appeal court ruled that a Court operating under the Family Law Act is restricted in making parenting orders for children who are in care of a guardian under a child welfare act.  ...Read More
  • Marin & Salmon 2013 FamCAFC 88

    by - Mar 4, 2015
    A judge drew attention to Rule 6.08(1) of the Family Law Rules 2004 that provided for a person with a disability due to a physical or mental disorder to be represented by a case guardian if...
  • Crowley and Child Support Registrar and ANOR 2015.  FamCAFC 4

    by - Mar 4, 2015
    The case involved a father who had suffered severe brain damage following an MVA, was classified as being permanently impaired, and received a pension (parental disability).  The father was considered to be unable to understand the...
  • Throsby & Throsby 2014 FCCA 138

    by - Mar 4, 2015
    Separated parents had five children.  The father was diagnosed with mild intellectual disability and received a disability support pension.  An assessor reported that the father could read single words, became over-whelmed by large amounts of information,...