Children can react in very different ways to separation and divorce. The way children react to separation depends on a number of issues, including their age at the time and the degree of conflict or animosity between parents. Separation or divorce is often a surprise for children and they often experience many of the same feelings as adults. Children can also grieve for a long time. Children... Read more
If you want to apply to the court for a parenting order, from 1 July 2007 you will need a certificate from a registered family dispute resolution practitioner to confirm that an attempt at family dispute resolution was made. All Relationships Australia practitioners are registered. To find your nearest Relationships Australia practitioner, view our list of office locations or phone us on 1300... Read more
Separation is very traumatic, especially when there is on-going conflict about arrangements that need to be made. It is very difficult for people to make the adjustments that are needed after separation or divorce. It is emotionally difficult to detach from someone we have been in a relationship with for a while. Although couples have separated, there are still bonds of attachment. These... Read more
Separation is a stressful event in anyone's life and it can provoke a range of difficult feelings or response. When a couple separate or get divorced, the responses that occur are often compared to the responses people have when there is a death in the family. Of course, separation is different from a death because your ex-spouse is still around. Do you have any of the following feelings... Read more