parentingarrangements

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

Christmas Parenting Arrangements

Christmas Parenting Arrangements  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 Christmas.  This can become a very stressful period for all involved. Try and remember that … [Read more...] about Christmas Parenting Arrangements

‘I want a divorce.’ So what does that mean?

Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to appear as a guest on Triple J’s National Relationships program, “The Hook Up”.  Even though that program focuses on young people, it got me thinking – do you really understand what it means when someone says “I want a divorce”? From the statistical … [Read more...] about ‘I want a divorce.’ So what does that mean?

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

Father’s Day

This year, 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 all involved. Try and remember that Father’s day … [Read more...] about Father’s Day

Can your Facebook posts be used against you in family court? – Kidspot

Nina Young | April 27, 2017 | Article originally published on Kidspot What you post on social media and online overall can come back to haunt you, as some people have learnt the hard way. Social media has given us the opportunity to share more than ever before with our family and friends. It’s an … [Read more...] about Can your Facebook posts be used against you in family court? – Kidspot

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

MEDIA RELEASE: Family Law Courts Crisis. Cronulla Family Lawyer Antonella Sanderson confronts the ABC QandA panel over the crisis facing the Family Law system.

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release Wednesday 22 February 2017 Our very own Family Law Matters Director & Principal Solicitor, Antonella Sanderson had the opportunity to address the panel on ABC's Q&A on 20 February 2017. See the video here for Antonella's insights and questioning about … [Read more...] about MEDIA RELEASE: Family Law Courts Crisis. Cronulla Family Lawyer Antonella Sanderson confronts the ABC QandA panel over the crisis facing the Family Law system.

Forget the house, who gets the dog?

For many people today, pets are more than just animals, they are members of the family. Here at Family Law Matters, our four legged family members include dogs Honeybear, Billie, Daisy, Alaska, Lucky, Cooper and Angus; and cats, Magnus, Jimmy, Charlie and Alice. Despite the important role pets play … [Read more...] about Forget the house, who gets the dog?