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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

Frantic Friday Afternoons: Bringing the fun back for the kids (and you) after separation.

Finishing up school on a Friday afternoon is usually a fun time for children – the anticipation of the weekend, the relief of school time routine, and the joy of just being able to play and relax for a couple of days. For parents going through separation however, Friday afternoons are typically the … [Read more...] about Frantic Friday Afternoons: Bringing the fun back for the kids (and you) after separation.

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

Playing it Safe & Smart! What you should keep in mind when using social media during separation or divorce.

What should you keep in mind when using social media and  going through a divorce or separation? Family Law Matters Solicitor Nicole Sloane has these tips: 1. Practice netiquette Parents need to keep in mind that social media platforms are public forums and anything published online can be … [Read more...] about Playing it Safe & Smart! What you should keep in mind when using social media during separation or divorce.

Substantial time with children

When you are separated, it is often hard for parents to put aside differences between them – and understandably so, separation is not easy. But it is important to try and cooperate, to focus on what the children need. Example Scenario John and Jenny have been separated for twelve months. They have … [Read more...] about Substantial time with children

Mediation

Mediation is a buzz word in the arena of Family Law.  In fact, parents are unable to initiate proceedings in the Family Court for parenting orders without first having attended mediation. But, what is mediation? Mediation is a process for problem solving. Peter and Linda had one child … [Read more...] about Mediation