Family Court

Taxman gets access to documents in Family Court feud

Michaela Whitbourn Warring couples beware: the Tax Office is using financial information filed in Family Court disputes for audits.

Child's school project becomes a plea to the Family Court

Children

Michaela Whitbourn She has witnessed countless bitter rows between her warring parents, including an incident at her primary school assembly that led to police being called.

Husband loses $1 million after Family Court rejects his 'special skills'

Court

Amy McNeilage He paid $539,500 for the shares, against her wishes. By the time of their divorce they were worth $1.85 million, taking the total value of their superannuation fund to $3.4 million.

Family Court refuses to send quake-affected boys back to New Zealand

Paul Bibby The Family Court of Australia has rejected an attempt by New Zealand authorities to secure the return of two boys who were unlawfully taken to Sydney by their mother after the 2011 Christchurch...

Father's agony at 15-month wait for Family Court judgment

Harriet Alexander He wakes from nightmares that everyone thinks he is a paedophile, about mothers pulling their children out of his path at the markets, that his son is dead.

Road to revenge

Warwick

Despite a string of shootings and bombings, no one has ever been charged over the Family Court murders.

Gender pioneers wage war with law and officialdom

Jill Stark and Larissa Nicholson Pioneers are waging war with the law to be identified as their true selves, write Jill Stark and Larissa Nicholson.

Calls to help sex-change kids as demand for gender reassignment soars

Gender

Jill Stark The number of children accessing medical treatment to help them change gender has increased 60-fold, leaving Australia’s only clinic for transgender young people struggling to cope with the...

Queen's Birthday honours: full list

MELBOURNE-AUSTRALIA- 6 JUNE 2014; Photo of Dr Ziggy Switkowski at the NBN headquarters in Melbourne on 6 June 2014. THE AGE  /  LUIS ASCUI

A full list of the 738 Australians named in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

Big money: divorce stoush over skill versus menial housework

Divorce generic.

Michaela Whitbourn A high-flying husband claims he should take more of the spoils in a divorce settlement because his "entrepreneurial flair" has produced more wealth than his wife.

Court grants father right to vaccinate his children

Louise Hall A western Sydney father has won the right to vaccinate his children after a drawn-out legal battle with their mother, who is strongly opposed to immunisation.

Former chief justice Alastair Nicholson urges jail for cyber-bullying

Jane Lee Cyber-bullying should be a crime that carries a three-month prison sentence for the worst adult offenders, a former chief justice of the Family Court says.

Investment banker Alastair Walton slugged $1 million land tax on mansion

ALASTAIR WALTON

Chris Vedelago and Louise Hall A former Goldman Sachs executive dobbed in for allegedly trying to avoid paying land taxes.

Mothers coping better than fathers after split

Trampoline

Cosima Marriner Recently separated mothers are more satisfied with their new lives than separated fathers but all parents are overwhelmingly positive about the health and wellbeing of their children after the split.

Police search for boy allegedly taken by father

Louise Hall The Family Court has taken the unusual step of issuing a public alert for a 15-year-old boy allegedly taken by his father against court orders.

Husband in bid to stop $3.2m prenup

Louise Hall A wealthy Sydney businessman forced to give his ex-wife, a former pole dancer, $3.2 million is asking the High Court to overturn a decision to uphold their prenuptial agreement in a case that may...

Pole dancer wins $3.25 million divorce settlement in landmark legal case

Pole dancer

Amanda Hoh A woman who worked as a pole dancer is set to receive $3.25 million from her ex-husband after the Family Court ruled against his bid to have their pre-nuptial agreement overturned because of her...

Beware gifts to the other woman when dividing the spoils of marriage

Scales of Justice

Michaela Whitbourn Ask a novelist about unhappy families and the very rich and they will tell you they are a breed apart.

Mother hides child in Egypt in custody row

The sun sets over the minarets of mosques on the 12th day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Old Cairo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh  (EGYPT - Tags: RELIGION ENVIRONMENT)

Rory Callinan A four-year-old Australian girl is in hiding in Egypt with her mother and grandfather after the adults were caught trying to snatch her in a bid to resolve a custody dispute.

Court allows teens to begin sex change

gender

Paul Bibby The Family Court has granted two 16-year-olds permission to take gender reassignment hormones that will permanently transform their bodies and put them at high risk of serious health problems,...