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TEN STEPS TO GETTING THE RIGHT SEPARATION ADVICE

If you are having thoughts about leaving your relationship, our first suggestion is that you obtain some professional support – these are big decisions, not to be made without appropriate guidance and serious introspection. To begin any journey, one must start by taking the first step.  When … [Read more...] about TEN STEPS TO GETTING THE RIGHT SEPARATION ADVICE

Parenting Arrangements: School Holidays Half Way Point

There is often much debate amongst parents about how to calculate the half-way point in the school holidays. We receive many calls from confused and distressed parents when changeover plans fall apart. This table sets out the upcoming holidays according to the NSW Board of Studies Website. 2017 NSW … [Read more...] about Parenting Arrangements: School Holidays Half Way Point

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

This year, Mother’s day falls on Sunday, 14 May 2017, and Father’s day falls on Sunday 3 September 2017. When negotiating parenting arrangements, some parents forget about making special provision for these special occasions. Consequently, these special days can become a very stressful period for … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Beware Informal Agreements

Don’t be caught out by an informal ‘deal’ or agreement on property settlement, make sure you seek advice and protect yourself from future claims. Paula and Peter were married for 7 years. They had two young children.  Paula had given up her career as an Accountant to stay home and raise the … [Read more...] about Beware Informal Agreements

Do you need a ‘Pre-Nup’?

Sam and Sally have been in a relationship for three years and have recently moved in together. They both have their own home, some savings, shares and  superannuation funds. They have adult children from previous relationships who now live independently,  and Sam and Sally have decided that they … [Read more...] about Do you need a ‘Pre-Nup’?