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How to support children during & after separation

By Karyna Jansons, Owner of Ceres Counselling  Separation and divorce usually mean monumental changes for family lif......

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Grandparenting and family law

Grandparenting and family law: What you need to know?

Do you care for or raise your grandchildren? Are you concerned about your grandchildren’s safety? Are you prevented......

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Parenting Plans

Parenting Plans: What you need to know

Parenting Plans – What you need to know: Are you wondering what issues can be included in a parenting plan or how yo......

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The New Family Court FCFCOA

The New Family Court & Federal Circuit Court (FCFCOA)

You may have heard about the merging of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCFCOA) on the first......

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Co-Parenting in COVID19

Co-parenting in COVID19

While many States in Australia adjust to rapidly increasing rates of Omicron, many parents are feeling concerned ab......

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Leaving an abusive relationship

Leaving an abusive relationship – Strategies to maintain safety before you leave

This post focuses on strategies to maintain safety before you or a loved one leave an abusive relationship. If you or......

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Experiencing anxiety and grief during the festive season

Experiencing anxiety and grief during the festive season

Christmas is a happy time of year but for families experiencing family law issues, it can be lonely, stressful and co......

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Abusive relationship

Safety strategies after leaving an abusive relationship

Separation - after leaving a domestic violence relationship Separation is a time to review and update the safety pla......

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How is finance and property divided after separating

How is finance and property divided after separating?

Whilst many people believe the fair way to divide property between a separated couple is 50/50, there is an establish......

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Domestic Violence

What Domestic Violence Orders are available in Australia?

Family violence orders are typically made by Courts under state or territory laws, and they are called different thin......

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FAQs: Merger of Family Court of Australia and the FCCOA

Interim hearing versus final hearing in family law

So you have progressed your matter past the first court appearance and you are told that you have to attend an Interi......

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What is a Direction Hearing / Mention?

When you first start navigating the family law system, it can feel like trying to navigate a map in another language.......

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Domestic Violence

How to get a Divorce in Australia

The concept of ‘no-fault divorce’ in Australia With the establishment of the Family Law Act 1975, the concept of no-......

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Partner Support

Defence posting relocations, separation and child custody arrangements

Posting relocations are difficult for Australian Defence families at the best of times, but even more so when the mov......

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Partner Support when separating from an Australian Defence Force Member

If you are separating from an Australian Defence Force (ADF) member there are avenues of support available from Defen......

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Parenting Arrangements After Separation 

Following separation there are four approaches that parents can take when setting up future parenting arrangements fo......

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FAQs: Merger of Family Court of Australia and the FCCOA

FAQs: Merger of Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia 

The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia have merged. Let’s navigate the family law c......

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Family Law Parenting Terminology 101

Tips for getting your mental health back on track post separation

Going through a separation is never going to be a walk in the park, but sadly, with everyone in the process of trying......

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Family Law Mediation Agreement

What happens when you’re not happy with a family law mediation agreement?

Family Mediation is a cost effective and emotionally supportive process that assists separating couples reach amicabl......

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Family Law Property

Things to consider in a parenting arrangement after separation

There are several topics that should be included in any post separation parenting arrangement, regardless of whether ......

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