Category Archives: Children

Can my children still go to private school when we separate?

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Parents make plans for their children when together.  When the parents separate, these plans sometimes go awry.  Many parents are concerned about what happens to the private school they had planned for their children when they separate.   The best outcome is that the parents are able to agree and their plans are put into place without mishap.  […]

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Have you been told you need a Family Report?

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If you are going through the process of separation and children are involved it is likely that a Family Report will be required. Parents often find this process daunting and worry about what effect the report will have on the outcome of time spending arrangements with their children. Here is what you need to know […]

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$99 Initial Consultation

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The first meeting with your solicitor is called an initial consultation, this is extremely useful as it gives you the opportunity to interview the law firm and decide whether you would like to work together with this particular solicitor.  This consultation can also very quickly help to determine whether you will need to proceed further […]

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Looking for ideas for Christmas presents that empower your loved ones?

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Do you have a loved one who is going through a difficult period in their lives?  The author, Jane Mathews, has written a book called “Midlife Manifesto” that empowers women to take control of their lives and to embrace change such as a difficult divorce or the onset of menopause. “I wanted to buy a book to help me […]

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Knowledge is Power

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If you have begun to realise that you are in an unhealthy relationship, and you are thinking about changing things for the better, make sure you have as much information as you can to help you to make informed decisions.  After all, knowledge is power, as they say!   You should not be at all […]

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How to get a divorce in Australia

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Divorce is the legal procedure which brings about an end to a marriage. The term “divorce” does not refer to distributing the matrimonial property, which is referred to as “property settlement” or to issues surrounding the care of the children, which are referred to as “parenting matters”. However, you do not need to be divorced […]

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Separation & Divorce – Frequently Asked Questions

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How will I support myself if I leave my husband?  I’ve always been a stay at home mum… You may be entitled to spousal maintenance – discuss all your options with your solicitor before taking any action.   I don’t have assets of my own, will I lose everything if we separate? The law entitles […]

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Conscious uncoupling, new age fad? Or practical parenting? Let us know what you think.

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Conscious uncoupling… maybe it’s not such a bad idea? Naming your first born after a piece of fruit?  This may always be something reserved only for the world of celebrity.  But with regard to “conscious uncoupling”, we think this is actually a pretty sought after state of mind and a bit of a genius move […]

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