Activities for engaging your children online

Posted on March 26, 2020 by Jasmin. Categories: Family Law.

Often the non-resident parent (be that for a week, or extended period) will report having difficulty in engaging children online. Phone calls, Skype and Facetime are all wonderful ways to interact. But how do you keep them interested? Firstly, I think it’s important to acknowledge that online engagement can be both necessary and sometimes the […]

Co-parenting and the COVID19 Crisis

Posted on March 12, 2020 by Jasmin. Categories: Family Law.

During times of crisis, we tend to react from a base of fear. However, we all react or respond to fear in slightly different ways. And that’s okay. The important thing in co-parenting during this time is that you recognise there is more than one way to get through this. It’s also likely that you may […]

Co-parenting at Christmas: What your children really want you to know

Christmas and birthdays are the most important days in a child’s calendar. When you are little, a rotation around the sun takes ‘like’ FOREVER! Just ask any 5-year-old. You’re a parent. I’m sure this isn’t news to you. Many families have an agreement for alternating years with each parent for Christmas Day. For those who […]

Thoughts, Processing fears

The Struggle of Parallel Parenting

The struggle of parallel parenting is real! Parallel parenting is the term given to a style of parenting that is adopted by some parents, most frequently when there is a high level of conflict and a low level of communication. What it means in practical terms is that each of you will parent differently. VERY differently. […]

The Battleground of Family Law

Posted on November 4, 2018 by Jasmin. Categories: Family Law.

With the arrests of Dr. Russell Pridgeon and Patrick O’Dea relating to their alleged connection to a ‘child stealing ring’, Australia should be waking up to the reality that our adversarial family law system is not only broken, but those embroiled in it are either damaged at the outset, or damaged by it. These latest […]

Equal shared parenting

Countering Arguments Against Shared Parenting in Family Law

Posted on October 12, 2018 by Jasmin. Categories: Family Law.

Have we reached a tipping point in the child custody debate? Despite strong public support and mounting empirical evidence in its favor as an ideal living arrangement for the majority of children of divorce, shared parenting as presumption in family law has historically been met with skepticism among some legal and mental health professionals. In a recent article in the Journal […]

Quiet In Conflict

5 Good Reasons To Be Quiet In Conflict

Being quiet in conflict is a challenge but if you master this art in communication you may learn a very valuable tool Getting involved in an argument is rarely beneficial. However, sometimes there are matters which need to be discussed in which emotions become elevated. The natural position for most people is to push back […]

Jewell’s Story

The following story on parental separation was written by a woman who wanted to tell her story of separation from her father. Over the years I’ve become conditioned to the depth of some of these stories, however I never wish to be so used to them that they become ‘normal’.   I was separated fro […]

Parenting after separation

The Changing Legal Landscape of Co-Parenting

Posted on February 24, 2018 by access. Categories: Family Law.

The legal landscape to facilitate co-parenting is changing. The following article regarding the co-parenting arrangements in the Ralton case first appeared on Gown and Gavel   The recent case of Ralton and Ralton heralds a timely warning that the Family Court judiciary is taking notice of the intricacies of co-parenting in Family Law matters, particularly where […]