Have you given thought to 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 … [Read more...] about Christmas: It’s Around the Corner!
Mike and Mary separated after a relationship of 15 years. They had two children aged 9 and 6. The family was not in a financial position to afford living in separate homes. Mike, being the primary income earner, has realised that working long hours has impacted his relationship with his children. … [Read more...] about Thriving Separately Under the Same Roof
Easter is just a hop away and we all know it’s easy to let time get away from you! Ensuring you have your parenting arrangements organised in a timely manner for special occasions, such as Easter, is very important. If the arrangements aren’t settled early, it can make Easter stressful for … [Read more...] about Sharing Easter in 2019
It's that time of year again! Dust off those torches and dig our your candles. Earth Hour is back again! Earth Hour is a great opportunity for you to spend quality screen-free time with your children and to teach them about environmental responsibility and … [Read more...] about Earth Hour 2019
It’s no secret that men tend to put on a brave face and keep their emotions hidden when they’re going through a tough time. A relationship breakdown is about as tough as it gets – most people describe their divorce as the most difficult thing they have had to deal with, almost as bad as dealing with … [Read more...] about Blokes & Breakups – Taking care of your wellbeing
When a couple separates, there’s a common belief that divorce is the first step. Generally speaking, a couple has a lot to get through before getting divorced. Divorce is in fact usually the final step in the family law process. The result being the legal termination of the marriage, … [Read more...] about Separation & Divorce – what to expect
The Christmas season is upon us and it can be a wonderful celebration of family and friends. For those in separated and/or blended families it may not be quite the joyous experience you dream of as it may come with the stress and tension of juggling family time with others. To help negotiate some … [Read more...] about Christmas tips and tricks to help make lasting memories for you and your children
After making her national radio debut on Triple J’s The Hook Up program last year, our Principal Solicitor and Director Antonella Sanderson was invited back to speak for a third time this past Sunday. On the tricky subject of casual relationships resulting in pregnancy, Antonella weighed in on the … [Read more...] about Our Principal Solicitor Antonella Sanderson tackles more tricky issues on Triple J’s the Hook Up
The Government has considered the problems arising where self-represented domestic violence offenders are allowed to cross-examine their victim, and today we see some meaningful action to address this problem. We are pleased the Government invited submissions the Family Law Committee at the … [Read more...] about Victims of domestic violence will soon be protected from exposure to further trauma in the courtroom
Pose this question to anyone and there is bound to be conflicting and polarising views, and it may even spark an emotional debate. Interestingly, the law in Australia is somewhat of a ‘grey area’ as it doesn’t provide much clarity for this important decision all parents have to make regarding their … [Read more...] about When is it safe to leave my children home alone?