Pavel & Pavel 2011 FamCA 1066

The couple had two sons aged 10 and 8 years.  Evidence from a treating psychologist was submitted despite objections from the father.

The judge ruled that evidence from a treating psychologist was admissible but that the judge would determine what weight to give to the evidence.

The judge ruled that the children live with the father who would have sole parental responsibility with the exception that the mother was delegated decision making authority about the children’s connection to their Aboriginal culture providing that these decisions did not create obligations for the father without his consent.