Resources

Looking through the Bell Jar Working with mental illness Part 1

As part of my holiday reading this year, I picked up “The Bell Jar”  by Sylvia Plath.[i] This is  short, semi autobiographical, and the only novel by Sylvia written in the 1960s, just weeks before her own suicide. It took me less than a day to read, but my mind has been looping from one…

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Lovingkindness- the crucial ingredient for Family Dispute Resolution

Hypothesis: Our clients approach us, as Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners, to assist them towards resolution of the disputes arising from their separation.  Generally, this requires that we work with them to achieve some type of behavioural change.  In order to fulfill this role, we have to be our best selves, in other words, this requires…

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Why good collaboration is so important between a client and their lawyer by Georgina Robertson

How you and your family lawyer collaborate with one another can make a significant difference in finding the solutions you need regarding your family law matter. To help demonstrate what good collaboration can look like from both sides, CFLS paralegal Georgina Robertson shares one of her earlier experiences working with a client and explains how…

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Pets and family law

Anne Cowden from the CFLS Team discusses how your animals will be accountedfor after separation When separating, arrangements will need to be made for your property, finances, livingarrangements and the care of your children. But what about when it comes to your pets? In ourlatest blog post, Creative Family Law Solutions Anne Cowden, lawyer, explores…

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10 ways your family lawyer can assist your separation journey

Separation is a very difficult time for lots of families, with many feeling overwhelmed by chaos, uncertainty and powerlessness. Obtaining information and support from the right person at the right time, is crucial to navigating through this obstacle course in a way that focuses on dignity and integrity, maintains important relationships, and minimises the emotional…

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Tips for responding to vaccine hesitancy

Since the beginning of the COVID‐19 pandemic, we have all been challenged by how to respond to the new world, and what this means for our situation at work, for our families and for those that we are assisting to move through this new and constantly changing space. There have been times when many of…

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Separation and the agony of waiting: an exploration

I listen to many stories each week about the difficulties of separation and the inevitable changes that it brings to life. They often involve feelings of agony when waiting for an end result, and yearning to move past the present-day towards a better future. A play I discovered that illustrates how it feels to be…

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10 tips for what you do when you are newly separated

Separating from your partner can be overwhelming, and knowing where to begin or what to prioritise is not always easy. Often, our minds can focus on the most obvious and practical things, but there are also more personal aspects that deserve just as much attention. To help give you a starting point that will prepare…

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