Nadia Messiha

Child Support Options

Going through separation in parenting matters will involve discussions around child support. One option is to have Services Australia (accessible online via the MyGov website) do all the calculations, collections and payments for you. Services Australia use a formula that is based on many factors but most importantly include the following; The total number of …

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Care to Share – Responsible Parenting and Parental Responsibility

Parental Responsibility is what legal folk call Responsible Parenting. Which is when two parents separate as a co-uple but still acknowledge that they will always be co-parents. So when it comes to the decision making power for children’s lives both are expected to share. This goes for day to day decisions: Should Ron have that extra …

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Room to Spare

Separation under the one roof We have talked in previous posts about why you should confirm dates of separation in writing and discussed when you can file an application for divorce. Sometimes for a variety of reasons – (not least of which is housing affordability in Sydney!)  separated couples are forced to spend days, weeks, …

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P.S. I left you

As mentioned in a previous post you can file for divorce 12 months after separation. For many people the date of separation could be unclear. Because one person’s separation could be another person’s lets-give-each-other-space period. I still recall my reaction sitting in a late evening family law lecture in the back seat of the class …

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