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Conversation Series- Social Science for Family Lawyers

The role of the family lawyer is unique. To assist separated families, it is crucial to have an understanding of the context of any presenting disputes, including the impact of the separation on the parties and children, and the age and stage of development of the children. This influences how we deal with our clients,…

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Conversation Series- Insights into child support

The technicalities and constant changes in the world of child support, make this an extremely difficult area for family lawyers. Join me and Jill Raby to discuss what it is that we need to know to be able to advise our clients, and deal with the issues that are likely to arise. Learn about the…

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What techniques or behaviours by a mediator will assist parties reach resolution or will increase the difficulties of achieving a settlement?

Join me and a panel of experienced mediators across a spectrum of fields including family, commercial, workplace and franchising to discuss techniques and behaviours of mediators that can positively or negatively affect the resolution of disputes. Questions will be put to the panel based on an American Bar Association report and a survey conducted in Australia to…

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Free Information Session

Separating? This session will give you information about what decisions you will need to make and how best to make them! When–Wednesday 12 July at 12.00 noon to 1.30 pm and from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm. How–Book at Eventrite.com.au Or contact us at 0419104494 What–You will learn about Yourself The separation and grieving process…

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Conversation Series 6- Dealing with Difficult Lawyers

Join me and my special guest Sue Macgregor when we discuss the generally ignored topic of “How to deal with difficult lawyers”. Sue and I have both been in practice for more than 30 years, and a spirited and fascinating discussion we had recently, convinced me that this is a conversation that needs to take…

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The Role of FDRPs and Family Lawyers in the Resolution of Family Disputes – Evolution or Revolution

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is now a fundamental part of the Australian dispute resolution landscape for family disputes. A good understanding of the principles underlying this process and the role of FDR in the overall dispute resolution field is crucial for guiding participants from presentation to outcome. I will present at VADR to explore the…

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Respect for Diversity and LGBTQI+

As a professional working with family disputes we aim to be inclusive and cater to the diversity of people and issues that we are confronted with. But it is very hard to avoid making assumptions about those we deal with based on their first impression, their presentation, and what they tell us or omit to…

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How to tell the children about your separation

Telling your children that their parents intend to separate will be one of the hardest and most difficult conversations you may ever have!   Your children love you both and wish to be able to share this love and your support in everything that they do. Their strongest held wish will be that the two…

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What is Family Dispute Resolution (FDR)?

Process   FDR is a process that involves a facilitator or registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) who assists separated parties to sort out the issues that arise from their separation. These may include parenting arrangements, property settlement, financial issues, interim or short term arrangements, trial arrangements, or long term plans.   The FDRP provides…

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“The Eye of the Sheep” by Sofie Laguna

As professionals working with family disputes, family violence is a topic that we must all confront. We attend training, cover this topic in conferences and seminars, and discuss it on a regular basis. In our work we must assess for this, acknowledge where it occurs, and assist those affected to deal with the consequences. But…

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