DIVORCE

COVID impact to send divorce rate soaring

Unfortunately, Australia’s divorce rate looks set to skyrocket as coronavirus restrictions and ongoing job losses take their toll. At the end of June, Google searches for the term ‘divorce’ have surged to their highest level in 12 months. The number was even higher than the usual post-Christmas spike. Reports say that couples in QLD’s Gold …

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COVID sees Family Law Company see gross profits surge by 58%

It is notable that this article borders on outright celebration of the profit and share increases seen in family law firms resulting from increased divorce levels. Its not great PR for the family law industry. No mention of the human agony that it involves.  The heightened levels of suicide associated with those same separations. The …

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Relationship breakdown is the major cause of homelessness in Australia

From 2018 research by Dr Julie Moschion (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research0 and Professor Jan van Ours (Faculty of Business and Economics). Original research can be found here. Quote: “Over two years, this unique study tracked the movements of 1700 Australians who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. “Of the participants who …

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PBB’s Pete Nicholls interview with The Family Law Project

Interview between Family Law Project and Pete Nicholls, CEO of Parents Beyond Breakup (Dads in Distress). Discussion covers a little about Dads in Distress, how the service operates, insights into male suicide, working with men and the forthcoming Fathers Day Report being launched this Sunday, 6th September 2020 – DIDs 21st Anniversary.