79, Soulful and Newly Separated.

Let me tell you a little story.  Once upon a time, a spritely 79 year young client came knocking at my door.  The marriage was over he said and it was time for him to move on with the rest of his life.  No time to waste.  How soon could we get things sorted as he...

I’d like a parenting plan please.

So, what is a parenting plan and is it for your situation? A parenting plan is a less formal agreement made between parents regarding their children. A parenting plan isn’t legally enforceable, however, if your matter does end up going before a court then the court...

Why you should keep a notebook during separation

I can’t go anywhere without my notebook.  At first, I used it as a way to remember things; some days I seriously question my ability to remember people’s names so you will often find notes like ‘friendly red headed barrister – Paige’.  The notebook soon became...

5 ways to have fun without the kids

Here are five ways to entertain yourself when the kids are with the other parent. I know I said only five ways but I really had about 50 I could have listed!  That’s what happens when creativity rules your brain. I even started inventing totally unrealistic things...

Can you smell that coffee brewing?

Why do meetings with lawyers have to be in an office? Well I figure it’s because that’s the way it has always been done.  Smell those old books, feel that leather couch, listen to those typists. Now look around, does it feel inviting? Do you feel comfortable? I sure...

7 Smart tips to a Seriously Organised Separation

Because it is important for you to be practical when separating, I found that these seven smart tips really helped my family law clients keep focused and organised: Tip #1 Take the time to gather your important documents. This step is important so think it out...