The adults ‘divorcing’ their parents

More adult children are “breaking up” with their folks, in what’s being described as an epidemic of inter-generational dysfunction. And grandkids are often collateral damage, caught between warring sides…

What Is The Divorce Rate In Australia?

The Australian Institute of Family studies reports that the divorce rate (divorces per 1,000 Australian residents) has fallen in the 2000s and was at its lowest rate since 1976 in 2016 at just 1.9…

Family Law judge accused of deleting his threats from decision

A Federal Circuit Court judge removed a threat to imprison parents who did not follow his family law orders when he released a written version of his oral decision, an appeal court has found…

What are Muslim women’s options in religious divorce?

Both Muslim men and women are allowed to divorce in the Islamic tradition. But community interpretations of Islamic laws mean that men are able to divorce their wives unilaterally, while women must secure their husband’s consent…

Family Court issues warning to parents planning on exploiting COVID-19 situation

The Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia, Will Alstergren, has a warning for any parent planning on abusing their custody situation during the COVID-19 pandemic…

COVID-19: Judge Denies Mother’s Motion to Suspend Father’s Access because of Coronavirus

Upon review of the mother’s motion, Justice A. Pazaratz did not feel that suspending the father’s access was warranted. The child’s relationship with both parents is vitally important. COVID-19 does not mean that the child cannot leave the residence to spend time with the other parent…

Coronavirus and family law: What you need to know

Resolving family law matters can be challenging and stressful at the best of times, but right now it is especially hard due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Here is some information and updates about how the Coronavirus is impacting family law matters and what this may mean for you…

5 key issues to discuss BEFORE you get married

Planning a wedding can feel all-encompassing, and in this age of Instagram, the pressures seem higher than ever to create a picture-perfect day. But getting married isn’t the same thing as being married. If therapists like me had our way, there would be far more preparation and discussion around the latter than the former…