Two houses, one Christmas.
Christmas is only 12 weeks away. Have you and your ex sorted out custody arrangements for the children during the Christmas holidays? To make your Christmas merry and not miserable, you’ll need to nix arguments and conflict about who spends what time with the kids and the travel involved over the festive season. That’s the last thing you need at a time for relaxing and enjoying spending time with family and friends. Worse still – you don’t need the additional stress if you’re struggling to face Christmas as a newly separated parent. For the month of October 2020 our lawyers will chat with you FOR FREE about your Christmas custody issues, in a 30 minute consult via Zoom, telephone… read more
8 signs that mean it’s time to see a family lawyer
How do you know when it’s time to contact a family lawyer? Sometimes taking the first step is the hardest. Sometimes you’re unexpectedly thrust into a family lawyer’s office, because of something your partner has said or done. Here are 8 signs that mean it’s time to see a family lawyer: 1. You’re thinking about separating. Even before you’ve reached a final decision about whether to separate, it is worth chatting with a family lawyer about the road ahead, so you have an idea of how things will look if you do decide to end your relationship. We can speak with you discretely and completely confidentially. 2. Your partner has told you they want to separate. Whether you saw it… read more
Google search: separation or divorce
We get it. No one starts a relationship expecting it will end. But we all know life is unpredictable. If the recent data on Google searches is anything to go by, COVID-19 has more people than ever weighing up their relationship options. In June 2020, Google searches for ‘divorce’ set a new mid-year record, as well as a 12-month high. Lockdown rules, job losses and spikes in rates of domestic violence show that ‘for better or worse’ has been seriously tested in 2020 so far. The search term ‘divorce’ doesn’t cover data for de facto relationship breakdowns either, so if this wasn’t gloomy enough, the Google data is suggestive that de facto couples are also feeling the pain of relationship… read more