At this time of year, there is an inevitable rush to have matters resolved for the long school holidays, including Christmas. There is a heavy reliance on services to help parents and while I encourage people to utilise those services, it’s also possible to organise this without interventions.
While we are empathetic and considerate in our interactions, being a peacemaker is not a passive role. It’s one that often challenges narratives and beliefs. It’s a role that sometimes means being prepared to roll up your sleeves and rumble with really difficult conversations.
On the 1st of September 2021, the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court merged, creating a new pathway for parents navigating disputes after separation. The
This is such a hard subject to write about because a narcissist, as you probably know, is often found to be pointing the finger of blame
In working with the volume of parents I do on a daily basis, one constant I notice in ongoing conflict cases is the subconscious emotional
There is an enormous cost to society if we do not radically change the pathway for parents in dispute. We tend to focus on fixing the legal system when what we need to consider deeply is embarking on a support pathway that makes the court system far less relied upon. Our children, the very people we purport to protect, carry the lasting burden of their parents’ conflict.