No Housing for Domestic Violence Victims

No Housing for Domestic Violence Victims

A desperate shortage of crisis accommodation means that half of all domestic violence victims fleeing their abusers have nowhere to go but motel rooms, according to the Domestic and Family Violence Crisis Line Australian Network. Most of these victims are women with...
Divorcing Over 50? Mistakes To Avoid

Divorcing Over 50? Mistakes To Avoid

Are you over the age of 50 and thinking about divorcing? Overall, divorce rates in Australia and other developed nations seems to be stabilising, if not decreasing. There’s just one exception – the rates of ‘grey’ divorce (or divorce rate among...
Judges Call for Adoption Law Overhaul

Judges Call for Adoption Law Overhaul

Has it become too hard to prospective parents to adopt children? Federal Circuit Court Chief Judge John Pascoe and Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant, who has recently announced her retirement, called on the federal government to overhaul Australia’s...
Domestic Violence Is Increasing

Domestic Violence Is Increasing

Although community awareness of domestic violence has improved, experts warn that domestic violence is increasing. Domestic violence is often hard to talk about and it affects many people: the victim, any children involved, witnesses, the abuser and family and friends...
How To Decide Your Divorce Settlement

How To Decide Your Divorce Settlement

How does a divorcing couple decide a divorce settlement? Divorce can be hard, especially when trying to decide the fate of finances. Many factors are usually taken into account, but there are occasions where a divorce settlement isn’t fair. Two people living...