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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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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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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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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