The arrangements for children returning to school after the long school holidays can be challenging at best, and even more so for separated parents. But it doesn’t need to be that way … The Solicitors at Family Law Matters recognise the difficulties that can arise when these changes … [Read more...] about TOP 3 TIPS for separated parents to help returning to school “simples”
Have you thought about the arrangements for your children over Christmas and the Summer holidays? If you think you’ll need some input from the Court to make sure you have the chance to spend time with your children over Christmas, you’ll need to start taking some steps now - you don’t have as … [Read more...] about Christmas is Coming!
My partner has ended our relationship – what do I do next? When your partner makes the decision to leave your relationship, it can feel like you’re in a dark tunnel. A situation has been forced upon you that you didn’t want, and sometimes that you didn’t even see coming. People … [Read more...] about My partner has ended our relationship – What do I do next?
We’re all experiencing these changes for the first time and so why not make the best out of the changes together as well?! The Guide below aims to help you settle into the new-norm of working from home as a single parent, so it can be a quick and easy transition. The first step is to make sure you … [Read more...] about A Single Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Children
Separation can be an emotional roller coaster, for everyone involved. But what is the real, long-term impact on each of you? Studies show that, unfortunately, women are more likely to be financially weakened by separation than men. But why? There are a multitude of moving pieces in this puzzle. … [Read more...] about Financial Impact of Separation on Women
Valentine’s Day after separation can be confronting and leave you feeling very alone. I remember this feeling all too well through my years as a single mother. It is important to remember that you are not alone in these feelings, and there are many ways to cope with the wave of emotions … [Read more...] about Enjoying your first solo Valentines Day
New Idea reports that Kate Ritchie is feeling overwhelmed by the thought of a “messy divorce”. Kate didn’t have a prenup made when she married in 2010, and she’s worried she’s going to have to hand over half of her $20M net worth to her hubby, who is the stay-at-home dad to 5 year old daughter … [Read more...] about A better way to separate.
There’s never an ideal time to separate… I remember my journey leading up to separation – I was 3 years out of university. Leaving my partner was all I could think about for almost a year, wondering whether I was doing the right thing, when was the right time, should I wait and keep trying harder, … [Read more...] about Is there a “right” time to separate?
We're only two weeks out from Term 1 2020, are you ready for it? At this time, it's easy to get lost in preparing your children for the school year and forget about yourself. But this is an important time for you to get organised too! Your kids are getting new teacher, and so are you! Your kids … [Read more...] about Your Personal Term 1 2020 Preparation Checklist
Written by: Grace Jordan, Solicitor What is the best way to stay safe online post-separation? It's easy to get caught up with the bigger or more obvious concerns after separation, such as dividing the assets, organising time with the children and adapting to the new normal - but it is important not … [Read more...] about Cyber Safety After Separation