The Matter: Parenting Matter with allegations of sexual assault
Court Attended: Family Court of Australia
Attendance Date: 7/12/2017
Overview of Case:
Parenting dispute where the parents have separated and are trying to put in place parenting arrangements for the 5yo child. Child has made disclosures of being sexually abused by his brother and father which caused the mother to withhold the child from the father.
The Father commenced court proceedings seeking time with the child
Successfully had the matter transferred from the Federal Circuit Court to the Family Court and placed on the “Magellan List” – which is for cases involving sexual abuse or significant levels of violence. Matter now being closely monitored by the Family Court.