Tag Archive: separation

You Want to Separate Under One Roof

  • September 11, 2017

You Want To Separate Under One Roof For many, a relationship breakdown brings logistical and/or financial difficulties that make it impossible for separate accommodation until an agreement on a full property division can be reached. As a consequence, many of these couples find themselves having to serve out a time of being separated whilst still…

Legal loop holes to cause major problems for De Facto couples

  • March 6, 2014

In 2009 new laws were introduced into Australia which were, for the first time, supposed to give de facto couples the same rights as married couples when it came to a breakdown in the relationship and separation. Some recent decisions from cases in the Family court however have now made it very clear that all…

Long Distance Parenting

  • September 21, 2012

Considering the vast distances dividing Australia’s major population centres, the advent of high speed internet connectivity and the highly mobile nature of the Australian community as a whole, it is little wonder that the breakdown of family relationships bring many parents into conflict over where the now separated family is to live. Work commitments or…

Time Wounds All Heals

  • March 29, 2012

It is generally accepted that the grieving cycle of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance is the common emotional experience which follows the breakdown of a relationship. Whilst for some, the grieving has been done “on the inside” for many years before informing the other partner about ending the relationship, for others,  this news can…

Change of name after separation

  • March 29, 2012

After the breakdown of a relationship people often wish to revert to a surname used before marriage and/or adopt a new surname on formation of a new relationship.  In this situation  questions also arise about whether children to a previous relationship can or should change their names to accord with the change of name after…