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Family law glossary

This family law glossary provides explanations in plain English of a number of technical terms you may encounter in the process of a family or child care legal matter.

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How can I stop my ex-partner making continuous applications to the family court?

The court often sees parents make repeated applications in relation to their children, not because they believe that those applications are in the child’s interest, but because they use the repeated applications as a continuous form of control,...

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What is a section 20 agreement?

A section 20 agreement is not a court order. It relates to the local authority requesting your consent for your child or children to reside elsewhere, often in foster care, but occasionally with family or friends as well. Under section 20 of the...

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