Being a parent is hard work! One is expected to be responsible for a child’s wellbeing, education, development, security, and safety. This is your “parental responsibility”. It is the parents’ responsibility to decide and make an arrangement aligned to the “best interests of the child”. WHAT IS EQUAL SHARED PARENTING? Whether the parents remain together […]
Watching the break down of a relationship between parents can be very tough for a kid. Many co-parents don’t appreciate that their conflict may have adverse psychological effects on children. Co-parenting is about improving the lives, personal situation, and big changes that affect their future. Rules, living environments, and many other circumstances can change wildly […]
Be prepared! Do you know what to do in an emergency? Can you step in and take action if your children are in trouble, or support their other parent in an emergency? What are the things you need to do? What is your emergency child care plan? This information plan will help you list the […]
We deliver to you the Top 10 Family Law Questions asked to us by our clients in Mackay. 1. What is a Legal Separation and Divorce? A Legal Separation or Divorce is a legal recognition for the conclusion of your marriage. You gain a Divorce if your marriage has broken down irretrievably and you’ve been […]
There is little that is more frustrating than receiving Final Court Orders about child support or parenting arrangements, only to have the other parent contravene or disobey the final Orders, causing a breach of orders. Our solicitors are often asked by our clients in this situation: “What can I do about my ex’s breach of […]
Divorce, separation, and work mean that many parents don’t get to see and hug their kids as much as they would like to. If you can’t move closer to your children, there are still lots of ways to stay involved but you must know How to Parent From A Distance. Show your ex-partner you appreciate […]
This is a list of decisions you may need to make with the other parent. Considering these will make life easier for you and your children. Be flexible and keep your child’s interests in mind. Agree on the easy things first and return to the hard ones later. Good luck! Where will the children live? […]
Difficult Separation and Emotions Separation is not a single event. It can take place over months or years and is often an emotional roller coaster with many changes and adjustments to a person’s life. Emotions experienced before, during and after difficult separation are those of grief at losing the family unit as we have known it. […]
Keep contact alive: I realise I don’t know my kids as well as I thought! Separation often means you have to parent one-on-one for the first time and need a plan to keep contact alive. This can be a major challenge! At the same time, it is a new chance to get to know your […]
Taking care of yourself after separation and divorce. Major changes in relationships, such as separation and divorce can be a trigger for depression after separation and divorce. That’s why it’s important to consider the mental health impacts of such circumstances to avoid more significant problems in the future including: the risks and impact of depression […]
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