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Double the Divorce, Family Law actions to Triple, since COVID-19

Different research appears to be showing different statistics on this, but this article says, “The number of coupes planning to divorce has more than doubled since the outbreak of COVID-19, with the second wave proving the breaking point for many marriages and forcing ‘urgent’ Family Law Court actions to nearly triple, lawyers and counsellors say.” …

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Child-Support Payments and Parental Alienation

Augusto Zimmerman writes in the Quadrant on Child Support and Parental Alienation Dr Augusto Zimmermann LLB, LLM, PhD is Professor and Head of Law at Sheridan College in Perth, Western Australia, and Professor of Law (Adjunct) at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney campus. He is also President of the Western Australian Legal Theory …

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Compensation claims based on false allegations in family law

Original (full) article by Nicola Berkovic in The Australian 25th May 2020 This is a dad we know and have supported. It is truly a tragic story. Extracts: “Taxpayers have paid out $10,000 to a girl as compensation for being a victim of sexual abuse despite two Family Court judges rejecting the allegations made during a …

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Nick: “I haven’t seen my children 10 years.”

Nick is a dad in his 60’s in VIC. “[We] married in 2005. I already had several properties and a business. She had one house. [In] 2009, she moved with the children, without telling me. At first, I had regular contact. There were no allegations of abuse. I was unexpectedly issued a DV intervention order. …

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Former senator John Madigan, champion of family law reform, died today at age 53

It was with immense sadness that we heard that John Madigan, former independent senator passed away after a long illness. John was a fierce defender, and perhaps one of the most fervent, of all those that had suffered at the hands of family breakdown. More than once we’ve accompanied John in Parliament House to speak …

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Are you a paternal grandmother with lived experience that you’d like to share?

This applies to paternal grandmothers. i.e. the mothers of sons, who are themselves dads going through the family courts. We were recently contacted by a group called ‘Mothers of Sons’ who are looking to find other similar paternal grandmothers in similar situations. They are forming a peer support network. MoS is not affiliated with PBB but, …

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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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PBB CEO 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.