“Child Custody in Family Law - A comparison of the approach in Halacha and the Australian legal system”


Rabbi Yonason Johnson  &  Rebecca Goldman

Rabbi Yonason Johnson serves as the dean of Kollel Menachem college for advance Rabbinic studies and the Director of Adult Education of the Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne. Rabbi Johnson has been a Torah teacher and lecturer in Adult Education for over 12 years. He received Semicha from Machon Chaim of Melbourne and has studied under notable halachic authorities in the USA. From 2004-2006, Rabbi Johnson was a full-time teacher/lecturer for Bina, a Sydney-based Adult Torah Education organisation. He then spent 5 years in Crown Heights directing the Manhattan Kollel and lecturing in Brooklyn. Rabbi Johnson is a highly sought-after speaker and lecturer presenting on topics of Jewish law, Talmud and Chassidic teaching.

Rebecca Goldman is a special counsel at Kliger Partners with over 17 years’ experience practising exclusively in the area of family law.  Rebecca has experience dealing with all aspects of family law matters.  She has particular expertise dealing with complex parenting disputes (including interstate and international relocation cases), complex property disputes including matters with large asset pools, valuation disputes and complex corporate structures, spousal maintenance applications, child support departure applications and drafting Financial Agreements.  Rebecca has conducted many family law cases in the Family Court and Federal Magistrates Court in respect of both parenting and property issues and represented clients in relation to Intervention Order disputes in the Magistrates Court.

From a lunchtime lecture on September 1, 2015.