Travelling overseas with a child can get a little bit more complicated following a separation, especially when parents are in the process of making arrangements through family law proceedings before the Courts.
Grandparents can play a big role in the lives of their grandchildren, in many cases they can be the child primary caregiver or share many of the primary caregiving responsibilities.
You’re probably aware that the Marriage Act 1961 was amended in 2017 to allow for same sex marriage after an extensive debate over whether same sex marriage should be recognised. The definition of marriage has now officially been changed, to allow for the ‘union of two people, to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.’ The change means that same sex marriage in now recognised under the Family Law Act 1975 when couples have married inside Australia or overseas.
Under the Family Law Act, a financial agreement is a written agreement that complies with the act – they operate in a similar way to pre-nuptial agreements but are signed before, during and after marriage.