This article is borne out of conversations with clients I have had over recent weeks who have been wondering what would be a great Christmas gift idea for their kids - particularly if they are celebrating Christmas together before or after 25 … [Read more...] about My 6 favourite Christmas gift ideas for kids.
Divorce Is Not A Scary Word
Let's talk about Kelvin. I don't usually write about Family Court cases or judgements. However, there is a landmark case I have been following with interest in the Family Court this year. It is so significant for so many young people and parents of … [Read more...] about Transgender children may no longer need Court approval for Stage 2 treatment
It is around this time of year as we head toward 31 December that I enjoy spending time with the friends and family I love, celebrating the year behind us and making plans for the year ahead – and oh my golly are there plans ahead..! With recent … [Read more...] about Australia said Yes… but what happens now, and what does this mean for families?
Often when people first call me they tell me they didn’t want to get lawyers involved but they want to know what is an appropriate legal outcome following their separation or divorce. When I explore that statement with my clients during those initial … [Read more...] about How to Keep Your Family Out of Court after Separation or Divorce.
If you have separated during the last 12 months and you and your family are heading towards your first Christmas as a newly separated family, you and your former spouse may not yet have had a discussion about Christmas arrangements for your children. It … [Read more...] about Christmas, parenting and separation. Tips for a happy Christmas.
You may be reading this is if you are getting divorced, thinking about separating or getting divorce or you have already separated. You may also be having trouble communicating with your spouse effectively to work out an agreement for your children … [Read more...] about Separating without Court.
I am often asked how long it will take to finalise a divorce or separation. The answer is largely affected by a few different variables but the main one being: how far through the grieving process you and your spouse are. The grieving process will … [Read more...] about Divorce and grief.
As you transition from school holidays to school life for another term, you will undoubtedly be flicking between the “tabs” in your mind, so to speak, and running through the “school term” checklist you have created that includes taking care of school … [Read more...] about Coping with the mental load of parenting through separation.