The Family Law Act 1975 declares that when the parents of minor children part, each is equally responsible for the children. This means that both parents have the right to partake in the important decisions pertaining to their children.
A new relationship brings with it a whole new group of people, including friends, relatives and, from time to time, the ex. When the ex remains a part of the circle of friend, things can get uncomfortable and unless there is a frank discussion, jealousy can raise its ugly head.
She battled financially and had to take on additional work, but she felt that it was only fair. Brett was happy to take on more than his share of financial responsibilities, as many men in Australia are, but for Janine, this was not an option.