Family Law Blog

Tag: Parenting Issues

  • Smacking - Punishment or punishable?
    Posted by Karina Ralston on 31 Mar 2016
    A Supreme Court move has reignited the debate as to whether parents should be able to physically discipline their children, after the Court quashed a decision convicting a parent of aggravated assault for smacking his son.
  • Misconceptions in legal lingo
    Posted by on 5 Aug 2011
    One of my favourite TV shows is QI, it’s fantastic. Add Stephen Fry to a mix of 4 comedians, one of whom is a core ingredient, Alan Davies, along with a batch of general questions and watch for 25 minutes. The result is guaranteed to be delightful and mentally challenging. For those familiar with the show, it is a well known fact that one of the reasons the show is so stimulating is because it addresses many misconceptions and misunderstandings that have hazily hovered in the recesses of our minds until they took the form of influential illusions. In the labyrinth of Law there exist familiar phrases of the kind the French like to call ‘faux amis’ or false friends. Those illusive terms that seem to give legal lingo its fluency. In Family Law there exist quite a few but I will only cover three of the most common.