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Thriving Separately Under the Same Roof

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

Blokes & Breakups – Taking care of your wellbeing

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

Separation & Divorce – what to expect

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

Christmas tips and tricks to help make lasting memories for you and your children

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

Our Principal Solicitor Antonella Sanderson tackles more tricky issues on Triple J’s the Hook Up

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

When is it safe to leave my children home alone?

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?

EASTER TIME (outside of school holidays)

When negotiating parenting arrangements a lot of parents agree to share time in the school holidays but forget to specifically negotiate special holidays such as Easter. This can make Easter time a very stressful period for all involved. Try and remember that Easter is about making an enjoyable and … [Read more...] about EASTER TIME (outside of school holidays)

Child Support Evading Parents and Travel Bans

In recent news, a father who owed over $350,000 in unpaid child support was stopped at the airport and prevented from boarding his overseas flight and leaving the country. Miraculously, at the time of being stopped the Father paid the entire debt in full. He now holds the infamous record for the … [Read more...] about Child Support Evading Parents and Travel Bans

Five tips for better health during your separation

Separation is a life changing event. It's a challenging time, even if you know it's the best outcome for you and your family in the long term. There are so many considerations and decisions to make around property, the children, living arrangements and your future financial position (just to name a … [Read more...] about Five tips for better health during your separation