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Drug and alcohol abuse allegations and parenting arrangements

Drug and alcohol abuse allegations and parenting arrangements

If there are allegations of drug or alcohol abuse, when determining parenting arrangements, the Court can order tests to determine the validity of such allegations and the extent of the abuse.

Property adjustments upon separation

Property adjustments upon separation

In the majority of long-term legal relationships, marriage or de facto, one could easily assume that the partners managed their financial affairs jointly.

Using Sharia law to get custody

Using Sharia law to get custody

When an Australian mother was told that Australia had no agreements with the United Arab Emirates to have her daughters returned, after their father took them to Dubai, she decided to go to Dubai herself and use the local Sharia Law to obtain a divorce and fight for her children’s return.

Divorce rates and wedding dates

Divorce rates and wedding dates

You and your partner might have sentimental reasons to get married on a specific date, and that should not be any indication of whether your marriage is more likely to end in divorce, or not.

Two minutes that can make your marriage last forever.

Two minutes that can make your marriage last forever.

Do you feel like you and your partner are living under one roof, but are actually living separate lives? Maybe you feel like you are not sharing anymore and you don’t spend any time really connecting? You might even go out often with friends or go on date nights, but you still feel like you are drifting apart?

The importance of dating your spouse

The importance of dating your spouse

Are you genuinely communicating and building intimacy in your relationship, or does your spouse have to compete with social media and screens for your attention?

Stop nagging and improve your relationship

Stop nagging and improve your relationship

Nagging has never solved a problem and it does a lot of damage to your relationship. So why nag? Next time you have the urge to nag, count to ten and think

How to get the spark back in your relationship

How to get the spark back in your relationship

In the beginning of your relationship you went to fancy restaurants, you spent hours on the phone, sent each other sweet messages and told each other often how much you love each other. And now, it all seems to fade. Things aren’t so exciting anymore.

Successful post divorce parenting

Successful post divorce parenting

We all make mistakes in bringing up our children – being a divorced parent can make parenting even more difficult. Sometimes being divorced brings out the worst in people and in parents.

Parenting Orders – Travelling and change over arrangements

Parenting Orders – Travelling and change over arrangements

One of the most important tasks during separation and divorce is to make practical parenting arrangements. This could become complicated when the two parents live far apart.

Are you constantly comparing your partner to others?

Are you constantly comparing your partner to others?

Do you sometimes look at your friends’ partners and compare yours to theirs? Or do you see on Facebook that your friend’s husband surprised her with a weekend away and you think: Why doesn’t my husband do that?

Are you constantly criticizing your partner?

Are you constantly criticizing your partner?

Constantly criticizing your partner might have many unintended consequences. Constructive criticism, intended to build a better understanding, is good, but be careful of always criticizing your partner

The Divorce process and are you ready

The Divorce process and are you ready

You've decided it's time to divorce. Now you need to educate yourself about what happens during the divorce process and become prepared to survive.

The decision to get divorced

The decision to get divorced

Many unhappily married couples are not willing to be emotionally true to themselves and face the fact that divorce is the right choice for them.

Divorce lawyers: They are not your shoulders to cry on

Divorce lawyers: They are not your shoulders to cry on

In their hour of need, many divorcees turn to their lawyer for reassurance, comfort, and empathy. However, that person would be better off finding a therapist, family member, or friend to lean on. Lawyers are not your friends.

Separation for married or de facto couples

Separation for married or de facto couples

The only ground for divorce is "irretrievable breakdown" of the marriage. The only way to prove “irretrievable breakdown” is to prove separation for at least 12 months

Winning versus Losing in a family law dispute

Winning versus Losing in a family law dispute

The cost of winning in a family law dispute might sometimes not be worth the potential damage and harm suffered in the process of winning

The family court process in deciding a property order

The family court process in deciding a property order

The court’s procedure for deciding a property order may not seem straightforward at first glance, but it follows a step-by-step process.

Splitting the assets after separation or divorce

Splitting the assets after separation or divorce

At the end of a relationship, it can be difficult to decide which path to take. But there are several reasons private negotiation might make the most sense at the end of a relationship when dealing with financial and property-related settlements.

Protection of assets in a de facto relationship

Protection of assets in a de facto relationship

Most people enter into a relationship with a sense of loving and hope and positive outlook for the future. However it is becoming increasingly common to also take precautions to protect your assets in the event that the relationship does not survive.

Post-separation parenting arrangements

Post-separation parenting arrangements

What are the best post-separation parenting arrangements? It really depends on each specific child and their parents. There are good guidelines for parents to follow,

Types of parenting orders

Types of parenting orders

Parenting orders can cover many issues and may be applied for by a parent, grandparent, child, or any other person concerned with the child’s best interests.

Dealing with parenting arrangements post divorce or separation

Dealing with parenting arrangements post divorce or separation

It is not uncommon for parents to get frustrated while sharing parenting, especially when the child is picked up or dropped off late, the child is not ready when it is time for pickup, or the other parent forgets the date or time of a pickup or drop-off altogether.

Encouraging a close relationship with the other parent

Encouraging a close relationship with the other parent

You probably know of at least one situation where one parent has made it difficult for the other parent to maintain a positive relationship with their child after a split, right? Sadly, it’s not uncommon.

Ways to tell it's time to divorce

Ways to tell it's time to divorce

To ensure a healthy marriage, it’s important to take a step back occasionally and evaluate the health of the relationship. If it has soured, like milk in a sunny car, it may be time to consider filing for divorce. Choosing not to do so, and ignoring the signs that it’s time to move on, can be harmful to your health.

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