Divorce

Communication Post-Divorce
Communication Post-Divorce Communicating with your ex-partner is not always the easiest thing in the world to do.  Often it depends on how you communicated during your relationship and what circumstances occurred for your relationship to finish.  For those that just fell out of love but remain b...
Legal Context of Social Work in Domestic Violence
Legal context of social work in domestic violence Domestic violence laws in Australia are complicated as each State and Territory have different laws, which can make it difficult to understand what protection orders mean in different parts of the country.  The Queensland Parliament updated the legi...
Technology Facilitated Abuse in Co-Parenting Communication
Technology facilitated abuse in co-parenting communication It is common for victims of domestic and family violence to be court ordered to co-parent with their ex-partner.  Just like separated families who have not experienced domestic or family violence, regular communication with your ex-partner ...
Separation with domestic violence
Separation with domestic violence If you are considering leaving a relationship that is dominated by domestic violence, there are many things for you to think about before you walk out that door.  Of course, if you are in physical danger, get out right now!  And please DON’T GO BACK!  Research ...
What Does Coercive Control Look Like?
What does coercive control look like? Coercive control is a tactic used by perpetrators of domestic and family violence that requires no physical contact with their victim.  They can use coercive control to isolate, stalk, harass and intimidate all through seemingly innocent means.  The aim of coe...
Co-parenting Communications and DV Relationships
Co-parenting Communications and DV Relationships Communicating about your children with your co-parent who is either your ex-spouse or significant other is never an easy thing to do.  Parents who do communicate successfully, keep their children as the focus of their communications and they respect...
The Subtleties Of Domestic Violence
The Subtleties Of Domestic Violence Most people today have heard about domestic or family violence.  But usually what comes to mind is loud screaming, broken bones and bruised faces.  We expect to see the consequences of the domestic violence and without that visual evidence, it is easy to assum...
Co-Parenting and School
Co-Parenting and school   Who else here haves children in Kindergarten and ready to start school in 2018? Have you decided which school they will be going to? Have you chosen a school and your ex another? Being a parent is tough enough but when you are battling an ex as well it can feel like t...
Power of You - Harnessing your power
This morning I found that I had some time to myself (a rare occurrence these days). So I seized that opportunity and made my way to a local coffee shop with my journal in hand.   I never know what is going to come out when I sit there with a pen and my journal. Today I found myself writing abou...
Dating after divorce
Do's & Don'ts to Avoid Relationship Mistakes While Dating After a Divorce   Dating after divorce will never be easy. You will always feel the need to move on and go with your life, but there will always be fear of repeating the same mistakes.   Don’t worry. Getting back in the dating wor...
Save Money after Divorce
5 Ways a Single Parent Can Save Money after Divorce by Mason Browne Just so the divorce was finally settled, you will no longer have problems. If you believe this, then you are wrong. There are other problems that may come your way after the divorce. Apart from your emotional difficulties, financial...
Keeping your family home
You could keep your home through your divorce The stress of separation and divorce doesn't need to be coupled with the loss of your family home. This is a really important time to have a conversation with a trusted professional about your finances to discuss your options. You may be surprised with t...
Divorce in a Weekend
Divorce in a Weekend = A New START   There have been many articles written lately about the delays that families face in the Family Court process; and it is true. The wait times for hearings are getting longer.  Judgements are taking longer and all the time the Court lists are growing longer a...
Preparing for Separation
Preparing for Separation   Sometimes our dreams, plans and hopes don’t always turn out the way we expected. This is no different when it comes to relationships. No one enters a truly committed relationship expecting it to end. Unfortunately for some it does. This doesn’t mean they have fail...
Single Parents of Teens
3 Things Single Parents Of Teens Must Do To Keep Sane No one ever claims being a single parent is easy and as single parents of teens you know this to especially be the case. In fact, media portrayals of single parenthood rarely glamourize it. Struggles with maintaining a balance between single life...
True Cost of Separation
The True Cost of Separation   Separation & divorce is akin to a roller-coaster. The end of a relationship is such an emotional period in your life and can bring about significant anxiety and concerns. What do you do now? Where will you live? What happens to your house? What about your finan...
Focus on a healthy mind
How can you keep your mind as healthy as possible during a separation? If you are reading this article, you are more than likely a parent who is trying to recover from a break-up. To keep with the theme of this month which is health, I’d love to talk to you about some of the ways you keep can keep...
Applying for a divorce
Applying for a divorce yourself?   First and foremost – I am not providing you with legal advice. All I am going to do is show you where to get the forms from so that if you are applying for a divorce yourself you can. Secondly however for my own protection you should always seek the advice o...
Legal Coach - do you have one?
A Legal Coach - moving away from the traditional lawyer/client relationship This month we are looking at the concept of divorce (not child custody or property). To start I wanted to talk to you about a legal coach.   I was speaking to a lawyer recently and we were talking about the different of...
The power of letting go
Letting Go It is time to learn and accept that we cannot control everything With Easter being just around the corner it is the perfect time to start thinking about letting go, acknowledging and accepting what we can and cannot control. Each of us will have different views about what is and is not ac...