Is it true that more marriages fail over the summer holidays than at other times of the year? Probably not.
Most western countries report that the time after summer holidays is peak season for family lawyers, and that is true in Australia too. There’s lots of superficial reporting about this so called phenomenon, but the reasons for it are rarely explored. After many years practising as a family lawyer, and looking at the research, I […]
So you think courts specialise in finding the truth? Nothing could be further from the real role of the courts, which is to find a winner, not necessarily a truth teller. That is especially so in the family court system, when it is your relationship, and the ending of your relationship that is under scrutiny, […]
Christmas is either a celebration or not, it seems. One of the reasons it is not a celebration for many people is cultural irrelevance, but for others, it is often a time of bad memories, and gets the blame as the reason families fall out. We think it is safe to say that the seeds […]