The Child Support Agency and Centrelink are now part of the Department of Human Services, which deals with child support assessments and payments and other family payments such as family tax benefit and child care benefits and rebates. Information … [Read more...] about How do I pay child support?
Divorce Is Not A Scary Word
In Australia same-sex couples and their children have been entitled to the same level of protection under the Family Law Act as heterosexual de-facto couples since March 2009 (and in South Australia, since July 2010). The changes to the law ensure that … [Read more...] about How is property divided when a same-sex couple separates?
Is too early to think about Christmas? … not if you have children. If you are separated and have children, have you and your former spouse discussed parenting arrangements over Christmas or the long school holidays? It might be time to start … [Read more...] about Is it too early to think about Christmas…. not if you have children
It is completely understandable that one of the biggest issues of concern for parties splitting up is how property is divided. One of the most common ideas people have about property settlements in family law is that property is split equally after … [Read more...] about Property settlement… it’s just a 50/50 split, right?
What is a parenting plan? What are parenting orders? … do we even need them? Even if you have a good relationship with your former spouse or partner, it is a really good and sensible idea to formalize any agreement you make about the care of your … [Read more...] about Parenting Plans and Parenting Orders… do we even need them?
In the last few years, there has been an increase in reports and discussions across various social and media platforms about domestic violence. And rightly so. The statistics are grim. It affects men and women. Children. Families. The community as a … [Read more...] about Would you recognise domestic violence?