What is a contravention application?

Something I’m often asked, is “how do CONTRAVENTION Applications work?”. The families I support are often in the midst of arguments, tantrums, stand-off’s and sometimes parental alienation. Many families see this co-parenting stuff as a high stakes game.? It’s all about competing, comparison, owndership, one-up-manship, tit-for-tat and pick-up-your-game. Some families will fight about anything –…

Father’s Day

Every year it rolls around ? Father?s Day. It?s a day to thank our Dad for the great job he did in supporting us to be the amazing person we are. But what if you don?t think your Dad did a great job? Or what if you think the job your children?s Dad is doing…

So you want to take your ex to Court?

We all know that going to court is hard. Whether it?s a family matter or a commercial matter, it?s hard. It?s emotionally draining, financially expensive and takes a long time. When it?s a family matter, there?s another consideration too though – the toll it takes on the relationship you have with the other parent of…

What happens at Family Mediation?

So ? you?ve been invited to mediation or you?ve decided you need to mediate because your lawyer or your friends have told you that?s what you need. But what the heck is mediation and what happens AT mediation? Very simplistically, mediation is a negotiation process of which there are a few different types: Transformative ?…