When does a parent need supervised time?

There are some circumstances where a child’s time with their parent (or extended family such as grandparents) will need to be supervised. The paramount consideration in the determination of parenting orders is what is in the best interests of the child. There are two...

Are you in a domestically violent relationship?

There are some useful tools online for escaping domestic violence. Check out this article from 1800RESPECT for an ‘escape bag’ checklist tool. If you are experiencing domestic violence and need advice, please get in touch for a CONFIDENTIAL discussion....

How has the pandemic affected your relationship?

As the pandemic eases, and things return to a new normal, we are finding many families who have separated as a result of the increased pressure the pandemic brought to them. “Being with no one is better than being with the wrong one, sometimes those who fly solo...

Can a Parent Withhold a Child?

Often in family law proceedings, a parent will elect to withhold contact between the children and the other parent. There are many reasons for this; most often it is when a parent alleges that a child is at risk in the care of the other parent. So, where to from here?...