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Sole vs Joint Custody – What You Need To Know

Sole vs Joint Custody – What You Need To Know

If you are a parent and getting a divorce, you may encounter the issue of “sole vs joint custody”. The terms “custody” and “access” are no longer used in the Family Law Act but they are terms commonly used when talking about arrangements for children.  It is important...

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The Benefits Of Family Court Consent Orders

The Benefits Of Family Court Consent Orders

Even if you are breaking up amicably, you may need a formal agreement to legally end your relationship. It’s great if you can come to an amicable agreement about finalising and separating your finances when a relationship breaks down. But beware, such agreements may...

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Coping With Separation

Coping With Separation

As well as dealing with the practical issues, parenting and financial matters, it is important that you find ways to manage the emotional upheaval that will inevitably occur. Here are a few tips to help you when it comes to coping with separation. Our Tips For Coping...

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Get It Sorted

Get It Sorted

Getting it settled Negotiating a settlement agreement with your former partner that you can both live with is likely to save you a lot of money, time and stress. If at all possible stay out of court and sort it between you. Choose lawyers extremely carefully. Many...

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Being emotionally ready to Move On

Being emotionally ready to Move On

A great article from The Age today, talking about how important it is to make sure you are emotionally ready and looking after yourself when you separate in mid-life. Gwyneth's conscious uncoupling actually makes a lot of sense, if you think about it. "Indeed, one way...

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Dividing up the Property: Part 1.

Dividing up the Property: Part 1.

Over the years of a relationship you can accumulate a lot of stuff. Dividing up the property can be a complex issue. Even if you are splitting up amicably, it's worthwhile doing it legally, as if you don't do it according to the Family Law Act, you can be in for a...

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Got kids? You should get a parenting plan

Got kids? You should get a parenting plan

What is a parenting plan? A parenting plan can take any form, but it must be made free from any threat or coercion. It must be in writing and signed and dated by both parents. If both parents agree on arrangements, you can submit your parenting plan to the Court using...

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Reducing stress when separating

Reducing stress when separating

There are several ways you can look at reducing stress when separating. Here are some of our tips on reducing stress when separating from your partner or spouse. Get good legal advice This is the most important decision you will make..and will determine the amount of...

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Divorce Monday

Divorce Monday

Today’s the day most workers clock in for the new year. - it's also known as Divorce Monday. As many head back to their desks, you can almost feel the collective groaning. But it isn’t universal. Amongst those sharing office space this week, at least a few are feeling...

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Christmas Holiday Arrangements For Kids

Christmas Holiday Arrangements For Kids

At holiday time, especially over Christmas and New Year, it is important for separated couples to have clear arrangements in place for their children.  This is because: most children like routine and, depending on their age, are more comfortable knowing what plans...

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