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The BIG Signs You Should Stop Trying To Co-parent With Your Ex

For your kids’ sake and your own sanity. Relentless Demands and/ or Useless Communication Whether you’ve been separated/ divorced for 6 months or 6 years, the constant calls, texts, and emails haven’t stopped. He/ she has elected themselves as your primary advisor on all things ‘parenting’ including education, scheduling, and religion. You get minute-to-minute coverage

Quick Tips for Parents Spending Time Away From Their Children

You want to be able to continue having a great relationship with your kids after separation. This means you must focus on the kids rather than on your ex-partner. You still need to be parents together, rather than partners. Separation is often a time of conflict between adults. This is very damaging to children. It

Divorce Domestic Violence October 1, 2018

How To Serve Divorce Papers On Your Spouse

Nothing about going through a separation and divorce is going to be easy, not matter how amicable the break up might be. Even the act of handing over the divorce application papers can be a tough moment, as it makes it seem that much more official; a fact made even tougher if the person on

What Happens With Debts During a Separation or Divorce?

Are debts shared in the case of a divorce? It’s a natural question often asked when people are thinking of separating or are actually going through the separation process and heading for divorce. What happens to debts during separation or divorce? Whether debts are shared can depend on a number of factors, but generally speaking,

Getting a Divorce? 5 Tips On Telling the Kids

Getting divorced is tough enough in so many ways, but it’s made infinitely harder when children are involved. How do you announce to the kids that Mum and Dad are splitting up? No matter what age the children are, there’s no easy way of telling the children, but here are a few tips to make

A New Approach To Nesting In Family Law

As with many developments in the different ways to approach the resolution of family law matters, a new approach to managing post-separation parenting arrangements is emerging from North America. Collaborative law practice emerged in the United States, and now nesting, sometimes also called bird nesting, is a new approach that seems to be taking off

CHILD SAFETY July 20, 2018

How To Step Up: Application to adopt a stepchild or transfer parental responsibility; which is best for you?

We have been asked a number of times about adoption of children by step-parents. This is an area where the state and federal jurisdictions intersect, and the process can vary between the states in Australia. In QLD, whilst it is possible for a step parent to apply to adopt a child, this is not an

Divorce July 5, 2018

I had an affair – can I get divorced now?

It has long been the case that fault or behaviour on the part of either person is not relevant to the granting of a Divorce in Australia. There is one ground for the grant of a divorce which is that a marriage has irretrievably broken down and the only evidence in support of that is

CHILD SAFETY July 2, 2018

Who’s your daddy? DNA testing in Court

The question of a child’s paternity is a matter that commonly arises in Family Law disputes. While a simple DNA test can shed light on the identity of a child’s biological father, there are of course other issues that need to be considered, including the payment of child support to the child’s mother. If you

Merge of FCC and Family Court

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT OPENS THE DOOR TO REDUCED DELAYS IN THE AUSTRALIAN FAMILY LAW SYSTEM The Federal Government announced earlier today that the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Family Court of Australia will be merging, to be known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. The new Court will be operational from