Separation – A Practical To Do List

Separation is understandably a trying time for many couples, however it is important to also remember to address the practical issues. Here is an extensive ‘To Do List’ by Michelle Beatty that points out things many of us…

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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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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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The 4 Divorce Alternatives

  No two marriages are the same, and so it only follows that no two divorces will be the same, either. In fact, if you’re a woman who’s contemplating divorce, you have several options about how to proceed. In general…

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Coping with a Breakup or Divorce

It’s never easy when a marriage or significant relationship ends. Whatever the reason for the split, and whether you wanted it or not, the breakup of a relationship can turn your whole world upside down and trigger all…

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What Is The Difference Between A Complaint And A Criticism?

Complain more.  Criticise less. Criticism is a destructive global attack on a person’s personality, childhood, history, or character. Complaints, however, are about a person’s behaviour a specific thing, time, and place. With complaints there is no attack, but…

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What Happy Couples Do That Unhappy Couples Can Learn

What is the difference between a married couple that bickers regularly but seem to really like each and the perfect-looking couple who never argues but is suddenly headed for divorce?   A very different skill set.   The…

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Key Points For Telling Children About A Separation

In this article acclaimed couples counsellor Don Elium looks at the key things you need to do when telling you children you and your partner are separating. Preparation: It is best to prepare for this conversation with your spouse with a counsellor….

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