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Staying connected when you are apart

Unfortunately, not all parents are able to spend time with their children as much as they would like or are able to. Following separation, many things changes and new living arrangements and work commitments can lead to parents feeling isolated from their children. However, these changes do not mean you lose your connection to your […]

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Parenting Matters

How the courts deal with vaccinations generally When parents separate, issues regarding the ongoing care and welfare of the children will often arise and with the release of the new COVID-19 vaccines, the immunisation of children is slowly becoming a big issue. As vaccination is considered a long-term decision, it falls under the categories of […]

All about the Genuine Steps Certificate

All about the Genuine Steps Certificate As of 1 September 2021, The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia have merged to become the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA). Read more about the family law changes. The merge has introduced several changes when initiating applications for parenting and financial […]

What do the recent changes in family law mean for families?

What changed: As of 1 September 2021, The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia will merge to become the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA). The recent merger has brought about some changes for new applications for parenting, property and child support. The merger has had a focus […]

Separation where Children are involved

Tending to your own needs after separation You may be going through a whole range of emotions like grief, sorrow, guilt, loneliness, anger, relief, or even feeling rejected. It is okay to feel these emotions as everyone processes their feelings differently and at different rates. The emotions you are experiencing at this moment may come […]

What to do before you apply for Parenting Orders

How do I apply for parenting orders? Did you know there are certain things you need to do before applying for parenting orders? These are referred to as pre-action procedures. The pre-action procedure applies to: anyone considering starting a case anyone named as a respondent if a case is started, and their lawyers (if any). […]

What are Parenting Orders and who can apply?

Things To Consider When Applying for Parenting Orders Parenting orders are orders made by the court regarding a child. The matters which may be dealt with by parenting orders include: The person/s with whom a child is to live; the time a child is to spend with another person or other persons; the allocation of […]