Weekly Snapshot Issue No: 2 – 19 October 2018

Case we are discussing…

Much to the surprise of many people, the Family Law Act in fact does not make it mandatory for the Court to ascertain children’s views nor is it bound by any views expressed by the children, even if they are in their late teens. The High Court decision of Bondelmonte v Bondelmonte & Anor [2017] explores this issue in some depth and concludes that context plays a large part in determining how much weight is to be given to children’s views.

For more info on the subject; https://jade.io/article/522315

Tech item we’re obsessively checking…

As part of our commitment to a healthier lifestyle, we’ve been wearing the Garmin Vivosmart 4 to track our steps, monitor our sleep stages and even blood saturation levels. This watch is a bit more sophisticated than the pedometers you’d find in your Special K cereal boxes and uses your data to assign a body battery number also, so you know at a glance how much of your energy you have drained throughout the day. Our favourite feature is the watch’s ability to notify you of all calls, emails and text messages, so it’s great for business and health monitoring.

We bought ours from JBHI:

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/Search/results/?keywords=garmin%20vivosmart%204

Bookmarked legal resource…

Naturally, we like to stay on top of the latest court decisions, and one resource we often use is the Judgment and Decisions Enhanced (JADE) service. We like the ability to mark-up and annotate cases and to navigate through the expert commentary provided on significant cases and the developments emerging in current cases.  

Bookmark it for yourself: https://jade.io/

Book review…

In the The Goodluck of Right Now” – author of the Silver linings Playbook, Matthew Quick delivers a hilarious & tender story about family & friendship and invokes the spirit of Richard Gere, Carl Jung & the Dalai Lama to guide us through the awkward times in life and remind us of the importance of acceptance & growth.

Available for purchase via the Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Good-Luck-Right-Now-Matthew-Quick/9780062285539

Favourite stationary item…

The only thing we love more than a good book, is a good pen (there will be lots of pen reviews in these snapshots).

Currently Ally is loving Juice Up Pilot Pens 0.4mm. She has them in 10 colours (obsessive, we know) and you can buy them here:

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/535381621/10-assorted-colors-full-set-pilot-juice

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