SAME SEX RELATIONSHIPS IN AUSTRALIA

By Caroline Gale Structural inequalities affecting same sex relationships have recently gained attention both nationally and internationally. At the end of last year legislation was passed in Victorian parliament allowing same sex couples to adopt. Further, recently named…

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Rosie Batty, AMA launch campaign focusing on child victims of domestic violence

Australian of the year, Rosie Batty, and the Australian Medical Association have launched a new domestic violence campaign designed to raise awareness about the number of children that suffer physical injuries as a result of domestic violence. The…

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Family Violence Safety Notices and Family Violence Intervention Orders

  Legislation around family violence has recently been amended under the Family Violence Protection Amendment Act 2014. This means some conditions pertaining to Family Violence Intervention Orders (FVIOs) and Family Violence Safety Notices (FVSNs) has recently changed in…

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Who is liable to pay Child Support?

A parent is liable to pay child support if they are: A legal parent of the child; and Either a: > Resident of Australia within the meaning of the Income Tax Assessment Act; or > Resident in a…

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What is a Parenting Plan?

  A Parenting Plan is a parenting agreement that: Is written; Is made by the parents of a child; Is signed by the parents of the child; Is dated; and Deals with any one or more of the…

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How to solve family disputes

Everyday we are trying to balance work, home, blended families and health. Our family issues are often left unattended, they can simmer for years and spiral out of control and be that ugly elephant in the room. Working…

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10 Steps to Introducing a New Partner to your Children

If you parent alone, there is no need to introduce your child to every person you meet or date. It’s only when you feel that a relationship may be going somewhere that you should introduce this new person…

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Living between two houses – tips for co-parenting your children

  At Resolve Conflict Family Lawyers and Mediators our focus is always on the children and finding divorce solutions that keep their welfare front and centre. Coping with parenting when your children are split between two households and…

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