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Child Maintenance Order and the Calculation of Child Maintenance

October 19, 2011  |   Divorce law   |     |   0 Comment

Child Maintenance Order and the Calculation of Child Maintenance

In recent months child maintenance and the problem that some custodial parents are having in the collection of maintenance that is owed to them has been highlighted in the media with the arrest of a number of wayward parents who have been avoiding their maintenance obligations. A maintenance order is an order of court that cannot just be ignored without serious consequences which can include jail terms. A maintenance order is however not cast in stone and a parent who is obliged to pay maintenance and whose circumstances have changed can have the order varied but this can only be done by the courts. If parents agree to a variation in the amount of maintenance or the form that the maintenance payments are made (eg. paying school fees directly to schools as opposed to paying the custodial parent) this still needs to be approved by the court and made an order. Irrespective of how good your relationship is, have it legally varied and a new order issued, things change. In order to calculate maintenance we suggest you read the "how to calculate child maintenance" article which will give all of the tools you need to effectively calculate child maintenance. In short, ...

What you should know about child custody battles

September 26, 2011  |   Divorce,Divorce advice,Divorce law   |     |   0 Comment

What you should know about child custody battles

Child custody battles is a process in which a judge decides who gains custody of children, during a divorce. Often when a couple decides to divorce, children are involved if the parents are not communicating with each other, a judge decides who will gain custody. Child custody battles involve minor children; they are under 18 years of age therefore, they cannot decide on their own. Divorce is a painful process to endure, and when a couple is involved in a divorce, children most often are torn between both parents. The battle is often about both parents wanting to gain full custody of the children.  Usually, mothers are given custody of children, as they are considered to be the best care givers.  But, it seems that it is no longer the case the court decides what is best for children involved during a custody battle. A person affiliated with the court, or a social worker, spends time with both parents. An evaluation of parents takes place, to determine who is the most suitable and responsible parent.  The judge will decide if the child should stay with one parent, a family member, or ...

DeMartini Facilitator Zoe Lapinsky

June 12, 2011  |   Divorce,Divorce advice,Divorce law   |     |   0 Comment

DeMartini Facilitator Zoe Lapinsky

“Why don’t you take all the people who are making your life difficult, bring them to me and then your life will be better.” (Dr Wayne Dyer) If your first thought was “Where do I sign up” then keep reading. There is a way for you to do just that. Well, it’s going to feel like that at the end. You bring your thoughts, feelings and perceptions of them to me and together, we make your life better....yes, there is something you can do about their anger, depression, arrogance, stubbornness, etc. Instead of banging your head against that same wall, clear it! Get the perspective of time, that ‘blessing in disguise’ without the long wait. (Dr John Demartini) 50% of marriages end in divorce. We’re scared of it. We’re scared of what it’ll do to us and our children. Parents are scared of living by themselves, of the enormous change their lives undergo, of the loss that they now have to deal with. How do they explain it to themselves – am I a failure, why couldn’t I make my marriage work? How do I explain it to my children, my parents, my friends, and what if that’s the business partnership too? Often we’re so busy ...