Revenge Porn

On 21 February 2019 the Criminal Code (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Amendment Act 2019 (“the Act”) became law. The Act amended the definition section of the Criminal Code (“the Code”), and added a new section 223. Together, the amendments criminalise the distribution – or the threat of distribution – of an intimate image or … Read more

Daddy or Donor?

Lessons From Massons v Parsons The High Court of Australia has recently ruled on appeal a sperm donor to be the legal father of an 11-year-old child after he was actively involved in her life. The case with the pseudonym of Massons v Parsons [2019] HCA 21 involved a 49-year-old man who agreed to donate … Read more

Family Law Act Section 75(2): Property Settlement Special Circumstances

Property Settlement Special Circumstances The third step in the four-step process that the Court generally applies to property settlements is to determine whether there are any special circumstances that require adjustment to the property settlement amount. These adjustments are usually based on each parties’ future needs. This step follows after the initial two steps of … Read more