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False allegations, a possible end to this chapter?

Are the courts really putting the child's interest first these days?

And are courts also putting aside the multitude of false allegations etc. to look at what's best for the child?

Is this miraculous? Or an urban myth?

Times are a changing

Yes - things are changing for the better.

We now have Magistrates like Dr. Tom Altobelli, who are very keen to see shared care.

The old AVO trick is disappearing slowly, despite the best efforts of the State Government of NSW to make it easier.

In the child's best interest is really true and is happening.

Executive Member of SRL-Resources, the Family Law People on the site (Look for the Avatars).   Be mindful what you post in the public areas. 
Observations in hearings suggest that the court has a process which is unfortunately weighted in favour of those with the most resources.

The weighting afforded to child reps is significant.

Should anyone be so ordered to attend such a assessment the report shall be of consequence.

These expert witnesses are to an extent omnipotent.

A woman who tried to educate a psychologist as to how the court should operate received a report which in effect regarded her as mentally unstable. Obsessed perhaps.

These examinations are significant. They are sometimes less than an hour and are not the place to rave on. As the woman previously mentioned found out there is a need to "play the game". She lost custody of a child to a questionable man.

There is justice, for those who can convince!

What is done for you, let it be done, what you must do, be sure you do it, as the wise person does today that what the fool will do in three days - Buddha
Shafeeq said
Are the courts really putting the child's interest first these days?

And are courts also putting aside the multitude of false allegations etc. to look at what's best for the child?

Is this miraculous? Or an urban myth?
Well probably not miraculous because it is a long haul to get the legislative changes made that make a difference. One of the key issues remaining is one of training for the Judiciary and the dispensing of age old case law that seems to permeate and cloud the major revisions in the new Act that directs the court.

IF you read the explanatory memorandum issued by the AG's office that accompanied the new laws in July 2006 you get a certain flavour for how things should operate. However not enough Judicial officers have implimented that "flavour".

In respect to false allegations, there are severe penalties now and a test of evidence standard and I am suprised you suggest that false allegations might be as big an issue as used to be. Pretty much anything was possible previously but it certainly is different today.

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Thanks, I am new to this, and was under the aprehension that false allegations can stall the proceedings for years. Good to know that changes are afoot.

Lost

I'm lost in this terrible mess.  :(
Can you perhaps let us know how you are lost and where you see you may need help. Your experience may be a cautionary note to others and you may find that others knowledge may assist you find a path.
After watching a case today in Le Poer Trench's court it can be accepted that:

"courts also putting aside the multitude of false allegations etc. to look at what's best for the child?"

This "Is this [not] miraculous? Or an urban myth

A SRL with a hair trigger personality, after a very average advocation of his case was granted access which was conditional upon him testing negative to drugs in his urine.

False allegations are weighed in court and are jettisoned unless sustainable.

More of value was the address that the judge gave at the end of the day in regard to the need of the parties to transcend their thoughts and animosities to create a functional communication to facilitate access arrangements.

Waddy J. has been heard doing this same thing previuosly.

It allows an appreciation that it is not only the best interests of children are born from court orders.

A willingness of parents to mature and become the friends their children need is a priceless gift to one's child.

The best interests of the children the subject of the hearing today is served by their parents, however argumentative they have become, agreeing to contribute to a better life for their child than they themselves have experienced.

Give a child a chance. Communicate!

What is done for you, let it be done, what you must do, be sure you do it, as the wise person does today that what the fool will do in three days - Buddha
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