Friday, April 5, 2002

Family Court of Australia - Re Patrick [2002] FamCA 193

CONTACT – child born as a result of artificial insemination of one of two lesbian partners by homosexual sperm donor – contested agreement – father seeking increased contact with the child – mother and co-parent opposing order and seeking that contact be restricted to twice-yearly – whether it is in the best interests of the child to have increased contact with his father – section 68F(2) factors

PARENTING – whether the father is a ‘parent’ under the Family Law Act and Child Support (Assessment) Act – meaning of ‘family’ – nature of parenting – gay and lesbian families – Family Law Act sections 60B, 60H

[Link: Court Decision]

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