It sometimes happens that one of the partners in a long-term relationship feels lonely and it isnít pleasant. It can lead to a sense of isolation and helplessness as you may not know how to resolve the problem and speaking to your partner may not seem like an option.
In this matter, the trial judge placed significant weight on the childrenís wishes when making interim parenting orders that the mother may not initiate contact with the children. The trial judge was entitled to do so based on the evidence before him. Motherís appeal dismissed.
The mother successfully appeals a parenting order requiring her to return with her child to Sydney within 30 days. The father initially consented to her relocating the child to Dubai, but for a specified period only. The judgeís order was greatly based on her opinion of the mother.
This case revolved mainly around whether interim parenting orders should include supervision when the child visited the father. Although the mother succeeded in her appeal based on a legal error, the Court on re-determination upheld the interim orders made by the judicial registrar that no supervision was needed.
The parenting orders provide that the child will live with the mother in Dubai. The father argues that the order does not give sufficient consideration to the promotion of a meaningful relationship with both parents; it does not address equal or substantial and significant time with both parents and it is not reasonably practicable.
In this matter the fatherís child support assessment was reduced after he stopped working at his employer. The mother successfully appealed this reduced assessment. The Registrar of Child Support now appeals that decision arguing that the judge misconceived the Tribunalís process when changing the assessment.
The wife appeals a property settlement order. She argues that by including a certain debt in the asset pool calculation, she shares liability for the debt, which is actually the husbandís debt. The husband cross-appeals a company valuation and the weight given to his post-separation development of the company.