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Surviving the Bunker V: Family Violence and COVID19

Image from canberratimes.com.au. No copyright intended.  At the present time and for the foreseeable future, many families are under extreme pressure, due to the impact of COVID19 and the consequential self-isolation with total lockdown now virtually in force.   Even those … Continue reading

Surviving the Bunker Part IV: Separated Parenting During COVID19

Image from www.phoenixaustralia.org. No copyright intended.  I have recently been asked by the media to provide commentary on COVID19 and the obligations on parents during this unprecedented time which we are all experiencing.  It is perplexing for parents who do … Continue reading

Lawyers urge parents to comply with family court orders during coronavirus crisis

Separated parents are confused about their duties and obligations post pandemic and lockdowns. Virginia Trioli on 774 hosted a discussion with Pauline Wright of the LCA and Caroline Counsel from the Law Institute of Victoria to help cut through the … Continue reading

Surviving the Corona Bunker: Separated Parenting Part III

Help is at Hand Given that the Courts are now limiting the number of matters which can be dealt with either in the actual or virtual world, it is essential that if you need urgent assistance, you will need to … Continue reading

Surviving the Corona Bunker: Separated Parenting Part II

  This is a part of a series to assist parents make child focused decisions during this unprecedented time of uncertainty and turmoil.  It is not intended to be and cannot be relied on as legal advice. Remain Child Focused … Continue reading

Surviving The Bunker: Separated Parenting Tips

I was once being driven by a taxi in Berlin.  I cannot speak German and conversely, he could not speak English.  As we drove, he persisted in talking to me in German – I guess he thought I was a … Continue reading

Not So Divine Intervention Orders

  Families are complex. So too are the issues surrounding separation.   For many families, separation is a time where family violence may impact on the lives of the separating couple and their children.  One or both parents may seek the … Continue reading

Divorce – how much will it cost me

  In the family law realm, the actual Divorce is the easy part.  A Divorce does not finalise your property settlement.  It is simply a dissolution of your marriage at law. The more difficult aspect is formalising your property settlement … Continue reading

Caroline Counsel: Candidate 2019 LIV Council

I am standing for election and if you want a strong and truly member-focussed LIV, then I am asking you for your vote.  Throughout my career I have worked at small, medium and large law firms and understand what lawyers … Continue reading

Races and Marriage Don’t Always Go Together Like a Horse and Carriage

We know there is an increase of family violence which coincides with major sporting events particularly football grand finals.  That powder keg combination of alcohol and testosterone set ablaze with tribalism and chest beating often plays out in horrific scenes … Continue reading