What is a Family Report?

What is a Family Report? Section 62G(2) of the Family Law Act (1975) provides for the court to direct a family consultant to prepare a family report on matters the court deems relevant. But what does this mean? A Family Report is a document prepared by a court appointed psychologist or social worker (usually one…

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 –…

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 ?…