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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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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The 4 Steps Courts use to decide Property Division

How do Courts decide how property is divided between the parties in a Property Settlement Application? The Court has set out a four step approach it will follow when making deciding property division. The Court follow these 4…

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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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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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8 Ways To Spring Clean Your Relationship

  Are there some dust bunnies and cobwebs in your relationship that need cleaning out? Here are some ideas for spring cleaning your marriage:   1. Clear the air. Are there any conversations you have been avoiding, or arguments…

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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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