sibling separation

  • Flacks & Chatburn 2014 FamCA 428

    by - Oct 23, 2015
    For three years after separation, children aged 15, 12 and 10 years had at the mother’s insistence spent time with the father only at the mother’s house.  The mother then severed all of the children’s interaction with...
  • Roth & Roth 2014 FamCA 207

    by - Oct 24, 2015
      There were two children of a relationship aged 14 and 11 years.  The mother requested that the younger child primarily live with her and that she have sole parental responsibility for him, but the father sought...
  • Miller & Harrington 2008 FamCAFC 150

    by - Jul 17, 2015
    There was an order for two children aged 14 and 11 years to live with their father and have supervised contact with their mother.  The mother applied to change orders so that the children live with...
  • Hadley & Schrader and Ors 2014 FamCA 550

    by - May 27, 2015
    The mother began an intimate relationship with her first partner when aged 16 years producing her first child (young parent).  When the relationship ended both parents were teenagers and both returned to live with their own...
  • Gilliard & Gilliard 2015 FamCA 18

    by - Mar 17, 2015
    The case involved siblings who were separated, as one child aged 12 years initially lived with the father while twins aged 9 years lived with the mother (sibling separation). An expert reported that the father exhibited...
  • Peters & March 2010 FamCA 151

    by - Mar 4, 2015
    The mother left the father taking two children aged 6 and 5 years.  The older child was fathered by a second man who took no interest in the proceedings.  The parents lived 180km apart.  The father...
  • Fargo & Lark 2011 FamCA 238

    by - Mar 4, 2015
    The case involved a boy aged nearly 12 years who had lived in a shared care arrangement between both parents.  The parents had prolonged arguments before court about the boy since he was aged 6 months...
  • Taggart & Felton 2011 FMCAfam 395

    by - Mar 4, 2015
    The father left the mother and later established a new relationship (re-partnered).  The father then applied for his 10 year old daughter to live with him although she would be separated from her two older siblings...
  • DOHS v B siblings, DOHS v H siblings 2009 VChC 1

    by - Mar 4, 2015
    A judge was asked to rule on whether courts have the power when granting long term orders to require that siblings be placed together, an issue that was raised with two families involving 5 and 3...
  • Bennett (1990) FLC 92-191

    by - Mar 4, 2015
    The court found that the separation of siblings very close in age who have lived together for a long time is a most serious step which could only be justified in compelling circumstances (sibling separation).  ...Read More
  • Orbel & Maldera 2014 FCCA 949

    by - Mar 4, 2015
    A boy aged 12 years had lived with his maternal grandmother from the age of 4 years, after his mother had abandoned him to participate in a drug-related lifestyle, and the mother had limited involvement in...
  • Clark & McCall 2011 FamCAFC 194

    by - Mar 4, 2015
    A mother left the father when the child was aged 6 months and moved to a distant location overseas (relocate).  The parents disputed residence of the child.  When the child was aged 5 years a judge...
  • Deacon & Castle 2013 FCCA 691.

    by - Mar 4, 2015
    A couple cohabited for about ten years before separating, had two daughters aged 11 and 9 years at the time of the hearing, and had engaged in legal proceedings for 5 years after separation.  The father...
  • 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...
  • Micalef & Micalef 2014. FCCA 119

    by - Mar 4, 2015
    Two brothers aged 14 years and 11 years 3 months lived with their mother and expressed a wish to live with their father, with the mother opposing their wish (child’s wishes). Evidence was given that the...
  • Tarritt & Director General of the Commonwealth Services 2008  FamCAFC 34

    by - Mar 4, 2015
    Parents had a daughter aged 11 years at the time of the hearing.  The mother left the daughter in the care of her father who lived in the USA.  The parents disputed care of the daughter...