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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

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?

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

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?

FREE online separation pathway questionnaire to help you find out where you stand

Separation and contacting a Family Lawyer for the first time can be a scary step to take. It's something most of us never really want to do. That's why we've created a FREE online separation pathway questionnaire to help you find out where you stand. Ready to get started? Simply click the button … [Read more...] about FREE online separation pathway questionnaire to help you find out where you stand

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