Case Study Custody and Family Violence – Perth Family Law

Under s60CG of the Family Law Act 1975, the court should consider the extent to which orders are consistent with family violence.

In the recent case of Jackson v Macek [2015] FamCAFC 114, orders were appealed. Consideration needed to be given to a Family Violence Order against the father and/or the father’s pleading guilty to assaulting the mother.

Custody arrangements can be complex. We therefore recommend you seek legal advice from one of our Perth family lawyers. We invite you to discuss your particular matter with our Legal Practitioner Director, Ms. Shannon Bodeker, who is very experienced in children’s matters.

Prior to your first appointment, you may send us an email, fax or similar, outlining your situation in as much detail as you like. This information will be read on a complimentary basis prior to your first family law appointment.

Please note this is not family law advice. It is important to seek advice specific to your circumstances. We are very experienced Perth family law solicitors and can provide you with the very best legal advice regarding children’s matters.

Email our Legal Practitioner Director, Shannon Bodeker at, for your complimentary pre-read and first appointment at a reduced rate.