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Enjoying your first solo Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day after separation can be confronting and leave you feeling very alone.  I remember this feeling all too well through my years as a single mother.  It is important to remember that you are not alone in these feelings, and there are many ways to cope with the wave of emotions … [Read more...] about Enjoying your first solo Valentines Day

Is there a “right” time to separate?

There’s never an ideal time to separate… I remember my journey leading up to separation – I was 3 years out of university.  Leaving my partner was all I could think about for almost a year, wondering whether I was doing the right thing, when was the right time, should I wait and keep trying harder, … [Read more...] about Is there a “right” time to separate?

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

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)

We’ve split – does one of us have to move out?

As family lawyers, a question we are often asked by clients is “now that they we have separated, does one of us have to move out?”. The simply answer is no. Under the Family Law Act 1975, for married couples the only ground for divorce is that a marriage has broken down irretrievably and this is … [Read more...] about We’ve split – does one of us have to move out?

Video Series: Why we don’t want you to go to court

We’re asked by our clients pretty much every single day - 'what does it mean for them if they come and see a lawyer? Does it mean that their case is going to go all the way through to a court hearing?' Thankfully for you, the answer is ‘definitely not’. We don’t want you to go to court either. In … [Read more...] about Video Series: Why we don’t want you to go to court

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

The vote is a YES… what this means for Family Law cases

The vote is a YES … so what happens now? Our Principal Solicitor and Director Antonella Sanderson shares what the yes vote means for Family Law cases.   a. Legislation will need to be enacted to allow same-sex couples to register their marriage.  This legislation will need to include a … [Read more...] about The vote is a YES… what this means for Family Law cases

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