Rare bipartisan support for new super splitting law

By Lloyd Skinner Single, older, and non-home owning women have been identified as being increasingly at risk of economic hardship including homelessness and poverty (Darab & Hartman, 2013). This problem is significantly caused by issues of family breakdown such as...

How has Pauline Hanson influenced changes recently made to Australia’s Family Law system?

By Lloyd Skinner Outspoken, controversial, and offensive, One Nation party leader, Senator Pauline Hanson is a strident critic of Australia’s family law system. What does Senator Hanson believe about the family law system? And do any of her criticisms have viability?...

Multiple breaches of a Parenting Order? Go directly to jail, do not pass go

By Jessica Coles-Black In the recent Family Court decision of Kalant & Jordain [1],a mother was ordered to a term of 14 days imprisonment for breaching interim parenting orders. How did this happen? How can you ensure this does not happen to you? Ordinarily,...

Parental Alienation and Resist Refuse Dynamics

By Lloyd Skinner Parental alienation is the pattern of behaviour which involves one parent acting in certain ways that undermine and denigrate the relationship of the other parent with the child. Alienating behaviours induced by a parent onto a child are usually done...