Parenting Agreements

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Christmas Day - How are you celebrating yours?
Christmas Christmas is only a few weeks away now – and today we are going to talk about how to organize Christmas Day. If you have parenting orders in place then this may not be relevant for you but if you don’t have orders in place then here are some options for you to consider when organizing ...
online calendars and co parenting
Online calendar - do you use one? Welcome beck to Our Children Australia. Today we are going to talk about an online calendar and how using one can help you with your co parenting duties. When I was practicing family law one of the issues that often came up is that calendar’s varied household to h...
How can an online service help with your co parenting relationship?
Welcome back to Our Children Australia. Today we are going to talk about how an online service can help with your co parenting relationship.   There are quite a few benefits to using online communication portal here are our top 2:   You don’t have to worry about physically passing infor...
Flexibility and Parenting Orders
Can you have flexibility in Parenting Orders? Today’s blog post comes as a result of a user question, and I think that came out of last week’s blog regarding orders and whether if you have orders in place, can you still have flexibility to do your own thing? So as I said last week, if your order...
Times and parenting orders - what does yours say?
Agreed vs Set times Today we’re talking about the time provisions in parenting orders and specifically what we want to talk about today is whether your orders are termed to be “as agreed” or whether the times are set out to be specific times. Most parenting orders should have both, so there sh...
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...
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...