intellectual disability

  • Stonelake & Verboom and Anor 2014 FamCA 434

    by - Oct 23, 2015
    The mother was estimated to have a mild-moderate intellectual disability, and received a disability pension.  The judge found that the mother did not have the parenting capacity to care for the child without assistance that was provided by...
  • Ramirez & Ramirez 2013 FamCA 153

    by - Oct 24, 2015
    A child aged 12 years had special needs due to mild cerebral palsy, mild intellectual disability and epilepsy.   The father had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.  The child was in the primary care of the mother.  The...
  • Nardello & Fillmore 2009 FamCAFC 42

    by - Aug 7, 2015
    The mother of four children appealed a decision by the judge to place two younger boys aged 7 and 8 years with their father and older brother, while a girl was placed with the mother.  The...
  • Merrett & Bass 2013 FMCAfam 263

    by - Aug 7, 2015
    The case involved a 14 year old who felt hopeless due to the ongoing conflict over him between the parents that had continued since the parents finally separated four years earlier.  The boy lived with the...
  • Haas & Babcock 2013 FCCA 635

    by - Mar 4, 2015
    A child was born after the couple had a very brief relationship, and the child was never raised jointly by the two parents.  Both parents were socially vulnerable, and neither had worked recently.  The parents lived...
  • 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,...