Contributors: Noah Eidelson, Barrister; Kamalini Jayasena, Lawyer, Victoria Legal Aid
The paramount consideration of the court continues to be the best interests of the child. Parental issues dealt with by the court include shared parental responsibility, violence, status quo, wishes of the child, parentage testing, adoption, taking a child overseas and supervision orders.
This section includes the following topics:
- Parental responsibility for children
- Child and spousal maintenance
- Child support
- Further information and useful links
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