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Introducing Child Inclusive Mediation

Delaney Roberts offers a premium Mediation service in Newcastle now offering Child Inclusive Mediation with the expertise of Kim Coshaw, Child Consultant to assist parents to reach agreement.   “We have been quietly helping parents resolve their property and parenting disputes, reducing their legal costs and enabling them to avoid Court” says Director Anna Roberts. Mediation

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What will my child be doing during the meeting with the Child Consultant?

Every meeting with the Child Consultant is different, depending on the personality, age and preferences of the child. In general, however, the Child Consultant will spend some time getting to know your child through a playful approach. This might involve playing games or general conversation about the things that your child enjoys. At some stage

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Get The Best Result For Your Client

Make an Early Refferal to Mediation Can you imagine how hard it is for someone who has just experienced the devastation of a separation to be: Locked out of the matrimonial home, away from their children, their clothes, personal possessions, furniture and so on? Living separated under the one roof with their ex (and the

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Top 5 Tips To Get The Best Results at Mediation

Compared to a hearing, attending a Mediation might seem like a piece of cake.  There’s no cranky Judge throwing curly questions at you, you can stay comfortably in your seat and there are often nice snacks. But, as the Courts become slower and less certain, alternative dispute resolution processes are becoming less ‘alternative’ and more

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Family Dispute Resolution

Any type of family dispute can be suitable for Mediation, whether it is about parenting, child support, property division, spousal maintenance, or even other family issues between a parent and adult child. Whether or not your client’s dispute is actually suitable for Mediation depends on a number of different factors which the Family Dispute Resolution

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Child Support debt? Top 4 Actions you can take

Having any significant debt can be a stressful experience, but unfortunately some parents are discovering that having a Child Support debt can have an even greater impact on a person’s life then other debts. This is because of the various powers that Child Support have to enforce the payment of a debt. This article looks

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All you need to know about Child Support Debt

Having any significant debt can be a stressful experience, but unfortunately some parents are discovering that having a Child Support debt can have an even greater impact on a person’s life then other debts. This is because of the various powers that exist to enforce the payment of a debt. You may be interested in

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You Need an up-to-date Will: Top 8 Reasons Why

A Will is a legal document in which you set out your intentions and instructions in relation to how you want your Estate Assets to be distributed after your death. Having an up-to-date Will is, therefore, an essential part of every person’s basic Estate Planning.  Wills may be basic and leave your assets to named beneficiaries absolutely

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Family Violence – What can I do?

What can I do? Family violence and domestic violence is becoming an ever-increasing issue in Australia. Unfortunately for some individuals they are extremely fearful of their partner and the separation process. Below is a list of ideas and things to consider for anyone that is in a family violence situation or relationship. Please share this

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I am a Step-Child, can I contest my Step-Parents Will?

Can I contest my Step-Parents Will? With a continuing rise in “non-traditional” families in Australia, there are an increasing number of step-children seeking to contest the Will of their step-parent, if they have been left out or not adequately provided for.  It is often the case that the child’s natural parent died leaving their entire

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Do time limits apply when making a Family Provision Claim?

What factors influence the success of a Family Provision Claim? In New South Wales, a Family Provision claim must be filed within twelve (12) months from the date of death of the deceased person.  We recommend notifying the executor or administrator of the estate of your claim within six (6) months from the date of

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What does the Court consider when assessing a Family Provision Claim?

What factors influence the success of a Family Provision Claim? Once the Court has established that the applicant is an “eligible person”, the Court then considers whether the deceased person’s Will has made adequate provision for the applicant’s proper maintenance, education and advancement in life.  If the Court determines adequate provision has not been made,

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Who can make a Family Provision Claim?

I’ve been left out of a Will, am I eligible to make a claim on the Estate? Despite people having the freedom to direct who they leave their assets to when they die in their Will, there are laws in New South Wales allowing “eligible persons” to contest a Will if they have been either

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