New Family Law Decisions in the Federal Magistrates Court

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Cloake & Cloake [2012] FMCAfam 1113
FAMILY LAW – Parenting – wishes of children – attitude of the parents to each other’s involvement with children – issue of parents’ communication with each other – alleged family violence.

FAMILY LAW – Property – 23-year marriage – consideration of parties’ disclosure – consideration of add backs to the asset pool – future capacity of parties to be engaged in paid employment – consideration of orders for spousal maintenance.
Panshin & Farmer [2012] FMCAfam 1107
FAMILY LAW – Application for stay of orders pending appeal – declined – application for orders implementing previous interim orders – granted but stayed in part pending appeal – grounds of appeal raise no reasonable prospects of success – failure to grant stay does not render appeal nugatory.

Rolland & Serle [2012] FMCAfam 1096
FAMILY LAW – Property settlement – valuations of real estate – assessment of contributions – future needs – wife with substantial care of child – husband suffering physical and psychological consequences of a serious assault.

Singleton & Singleton & Anor [2012] FMCAfam 1093
FAMILY LAW ─ Property ─ whether impracticable to carry out provision in property orders for sale of property and distribution of proceeds.

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