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Zoe Durand

In an article in the Huffington Post in May this year titled “How TV Detectives and Computer Simulations Can Help You Win at Divorce” Nika Kabiri reported on the prisoner’s dilemma and how many real life situations are essentially prisoner’s dilemmas. Kabiri then relates this to the issue of divorce.

By way of background, Kabiri summarises the prisoner’s dilemma … Read more

Zoe Durand

Among the countless articles on the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Divorce, I recently read an article by Quentin Fottrell titled “What unhappy couples can learn from Johnny Depp’s divorce” published by Market Watch on 12 June 2016.

Firstly Fottrell reports that the sale of Depp’s art collection “has led to speculation that it’s related to his Read more

Marrying yourself: Great idea or just a bit odd?

by Felicity Reeman on June 22, 2016

Felicity Reeman

On 29 March 2016, The Sun reported that 42 year old mother of two from Seattle named “Beautiful Existence”, married herself under the Eiffel Tower, with the officiate appearing via Skype from the United States.

Ms Existence, whose birth name was Desiree Longabaughm, told The Sun that she was previously married for ten years and went through a very ugly … Read more

Divorce is Always Good News

by Peter Magee on April 26, 2016

Daniel Rod

One of my favourite comedians, Louis CK does an incredible bit in one of his specials when he discusses his divorce. He said:

“Divorce is always good news. I know that sounds weird, but it’s true because no good marriage has ever ended in divorce. That would be sad. If two people were married and … they just had a Read more

Kate Marr

If it has come to the point in your relationship whereby you consider that separation from your partner is inevitable then, if there are children of your relationship, it is unavoidable that the decision to separate must be communicated to your children at some stage.

I have been involved in court proceedings where evidence is lead in respect of how … Read more

Divorce Coach: Episode 1 – Life begins again.

by Peter Magee on February 1, 2016

Daniel Rod

I often tell my clients in their first consultation with me the following phrase:

“What you’re going through, is awful. I'm not here to sugar coat it for you, but remember you’re at step one of a long journey ahead BUT there is good news, it gets better.”

Separation is hard often gut-wrenchingly difficult, but it doesn’t stay that way. … Read more

Grey Divorce

by Michelle McDermott on November 17, 2015

Michelle McDermott

‘Grey Divorce?’ NO, I’m not talking about the very popular books and recent film! I’m talking about what I consider to be some of the most difficult matters I deal with – those in which couples have been together 30 years+ but have found themselves separated.

I read a recent newspaper article which revealed that the latest Australian Bureau of … Read more

Cost Of Delaying Finalising Property Matters

by Natasha Heathcote on November 9, 2015

Natasha Heathcote

Separating with a long term partner can be emotionally challenging but you should consider finalising your property matters sooner rather than later to avoid it costing you later down the track.

Property negotiations can be confronting and hard to deal with soon after an emotional separation. However, it is important that parties are aware of the risk they run in … Read more

Peter Magee

Alienating a child from their other parent could see you being the one alone

The primary consideration for a court when making a parenting order, is to make orders that are in the best interests of children. In making such a decision, the court considers:

  • the benefit of children having a meaningful relationship with both parents; and
  • the need to
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Picking Your Battles

by Peter Magee on October 20, 2015

Peter Magee

The often heard phrase, “pick your battles” is a valuable piece of advice for both functioning relationships and relationships that are breaking down. Just like compromise is an extremely important aspect of a healthy relationship, so to must it be a priority when going through separation.

Unfortunately, this is often easier said than done. When you are trying to make … Read more