Live Webinar: Defining Best Interests of the Child in Family Law Parenting Matters


Date:  Thursday 16th November 2017 – Online:
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas:  3pm to 5pm 
SA: 2.30pm to 4.30pm  WA: 12noon to 2pm 
NT: 1.30pm to 3.30pm  Qld: 2pm to 4pm

When it comes to parenting matters, determining what is in the best interest of the child is paramount.  This session looks at some of the more challenging “interests of the child” problems in a practical, client focused way.  This session looks at whether equal shared parenting is still the best approach and what is really meant by 50/50.  It covers:

  • What is in the best interest of the child? – s60CC FLA
  • The Court’s approach to determining the child’s best interest:
    • primary considerations
    • secondary considerations
  • Does the court’s approach need to be simplified?
  • The child’s views – are they relevant?
  • Equal time and the child’s best interests
  • Shared parental responsibility and times when there are:
    • more than two parents
    • persons other than parents
  • Drug and alcohol addiction, domestic violence and the child’s welfare – how is this taken into account?
Our presenter

Paul Boers, Principal, Boers Associates, Melbourne

Paul Boers is the Principal of Boers Associates, Family and Reproductive Law Specialists, and has been practising family law for over 25 years.  Previously Paul was a Registrar of the Family Court at Melbourne and Sydney, and previously a co-chair of the board and volunteer of the Inner City Legal Centre at Kings Cross in its gay & lesbian advice service for which he was awarded a Law and Justice Foundation Award for his service at Community Legal Centres.

More recently Paul volunteered at the Fitzroy Legal Service where he helped establish its LGBTIQ advice service.  Paul is a frequent contributor to the CPD circuit on a range of legal issues, as well as sitting on numerous committees such as law reform in special medical procedure cases involving transgender adolescents, and the legal committee for Surrogacy Australia.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in family law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Lawyers can claim up to 2 CPD [CLE] units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 2 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1.5 hours.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:

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Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.
At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RBJNOV17
 Price:   $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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