Parenting arrangements in stage 4 lock down

Yesterday, Daniel Andrews declared a State of Disaster in Victoria, with Melbourne moving to stage 4 restrictions and the rest of the state to stage 3, to try and contain the spread of COVID-19.  The most significant restrictions include: The implementation of a curfew from 8pm to 5am (which came into effect yesterday). During those times, … Read more

Who gets the children at Christmas?

For many families, Christmas is a happy time of year.  But for those who may be newly separated, it can be a time of heartbreak.  This leads to the very important question – who gets the children at Christmas? Shared arrangements For young children, Christmas Eve and Christmas morning are full of excitement waiting for Santa, … Read more

JOY Law – separation and parenting arrangements

Relationship breakdowns are never easy, and when children are involved, matters can become fraught.  It’s crucial that parenting arrangements are carefully considered and documented as soon as possible after separation.  On JOY Law, we talked about: emotional burdens you face when dealing with the breakdown of your relationship; co-parenting post-separation; the importance of written agreements … Read more