Children

Happy Father's Day
Next week is Father's Day, can I say happy Father's Day to all of our dads out there, I certainly hope that you have a wonderful day with your children. With Father's Day approaching, I will always put out our reminders to parents on Mother’s Day and Father's Day, think about this coming day as a ...
3 Common Mistakes People Make when Drafting Parenting Agreements
Today we’re talking about the three common mistakes that people make when they’re drafting parenting agreements. The first one is that parenting agreements are left open for interpretation; that is, they make very generalised orders. So the orders (or parenting agreement) might read something li...
Feature Blog - Christine Weston from Divorce Resource
What is your name ? Christine Weston - I am a 49 year old divorced mother of two teenage sons. I am living in Perth, Australia.   I am the managing director of Divorce Resource Pty Ltd, founder of the Divorce Resource website (we can also be found on facebook) and creator of The Split Kit – ...
Contravention Proceedings
Today we are talking about what happens when a party is not complying with court orders. Generally if you have an order in place and you have a parent who is on a consistent basis not complying with the orders a number of different things could be taking place. You might be inclined to what them pun...
Parenting Plans and Consent Orders
Parenting Plans and Consent Orders Today we are going to talk about parenting plans and consent orders. You have probably heard both terms various times and you may be wondering what the difference is. What are they? Firstly a parenting plan is an agreement made between the parents. It concerns matt...
Why won't my ex spend time with our kids?
Why won't my ex spend time with our kids?  Have you heard someone say this before.  Are you saying it?  So what are you supposed to do when the other parent is supposed to be spending time with your children and they are just not showing up? There are 3 points I really want to cover.   If i...
Parenting after separation and divorce - July Feature Blog
Parenting after separation and divorce can be difficult at the best of times.  This month we have brought you words of wisdom from someone who has been there before.  This person has requested that they remain anonymous and we will always honour that request.  At the end of the day, we want to sh...
Child representation
I have just had the opportunity to listen to a talk on the different models of child representation in different jurisdictions – in particular the US, Canada and the UK.   I don’t know what level of involvement you have had with an Independent Children’s Lawyer in our family law system. A...
Co Parenting Adolescents
Co parenting Adolescents Today we are talking about teenagers (aka adolescents). Adolescents can be difficult at the best of times, but when it comes to co parenting adolescents and trying to ensure that they spend time with both of you, life can become even more complicated. Adolescents as you know...
Relocation Part 2 - Sorting out the details
This week I want to continue on with what we were discussing last week in terms of moving interstate. Last week it was a question emailed in from one of our followers and the move specifically related to a job opportunity that they had but what we are going to talk about today relates no matter the ...