What is equal shared parental responsibility?

In parenting matters, the law presumes that is it in the best interests of a child for their parents to have equal shared parental responsibility for making decisions in relation to their child or children, unless there is evidence of domestic violence or abuse.  So what is equal shared parental responsibility? Parental responsibility covers the usual decisions, powers and responsibilities … Read More

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Domestic violence support

During recent times we have all spent a considerable amount of time at home but for some, home is not the safest place.  We discuss domestic violence support and where those impacted by domestic violence can turn for help. By many accounts, requests for domestic violence support have spiked and are expected to increase even as the COVID-19 restrictions continue … Read More

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Benefits of mediation

Often people assume that mediation or Family dispute resolution is only relevant to family law matters involving children, but this is not the case. For parenting matters mediation is compulsory, and in property matters it is highly recommended. Why mediation? First and foremost, mediation can represent an economical option compared with litigating a dispute through the courts. Not only does … Read More

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What to expect at your first Family Law appointment

Scheduling an appointment to discuss a family law matter can be daunting, at an already tense time. To help lift some of the mystery and provide some peace of mind, we’ve put together a guide of what to expect at your first appointment. What to bring? It’s important to bring with you two forms of photo identification (preferably your driver … Read More

Walker PenderWhat to expect at your first Family Law appointment