If you are contemplating separation and wondering how to negotiate your financial settlement, or you have already separated and you are in the middle of negotiating your financial settlement yourself - you may be wondering: when should I see a family … [Read more...] about When is the “right” time to ask for help with your property settlement?
Divorce Is Not A Scary Word
Why you won’t find me on social media, for now. In short, I’m taking an extended break, I’m just not sure for how extended. To be honest, I feel like this a post that shouldn’t be needed, however, I feel like I need to explain to you why I’m not on … [Read more...] about Why I’m taking a break from social media.
You may have wondered why, as a family lawyer, I post so much related-but-not-legal stuff about separation. For a start, when it comes to the legal solutions, I can speak very generally about different situations and how the law is applied, and sometimes … [Read more...] about Family Law is a delicate and intricate web of emotional, psychological, financial and legal matters.
If you and your spouse have decided to separate, and you are starting to have conversations about dividing your property, there are a number of ways to reach an agreement about how you will divide your property: Private … [Read more...] about Tips for Mediation: Know Your Numbers..
As the holidays come to an end, and a new year starts, it has become a really common process for many to reflect on the year that was and consider how we might like our lives to be different in the year that lay ahead of us. Goals are set, resolutions … [Read more...] about 7 Tips to Prepare Emotionally and Financially for Separation.
I think it’s fair to say that communication problems exist in even the strongest relationships – we all have different ways of interpreting the same information through tone, verbal and non-verbal messaging. The message we hear is not always the same as … [Read more...] about 3 tips for better communication with your ex.
I want to start this one by saying, I don’t pretend to be any kind of employment law expert and I can’t provide specific employment law advice. In the interests of full disclosure, I didn’t even do a subject on HR/IR/Employment law at university – from … [Read more...] about Flexible work arrangements and why they are good for families.
So - my kids are 5, 4 and 2. A couple of them know Christmas is coming, but they don't know a whole lot about it, save that it's a bit of an exciting time of year where mummy doesn't do any work, daddy doesn't build or fix anything (except toys of … [Read more...] about Christmas is…