How to Help Your Child to Cope During a Divorce

Separation can be difficult and stressful for every family member. Sometimes, parents can forget about the impact of divorce proceedings on their children. While it can be easy to get caught up in a battle with the other parent about when and where you or they are allowed to see the child, it is important that you try to focus on what is best for the child, even if this means you see slightly less of them.

Less Than Two Years: When a Divorce Comes with Mandatory Marriage Counselling

The Australian courts have set some mandatory time frames when it comes to seeking a divorce. You must have been separated from your spouse for a minimum of one year before you can file for divorce. There are additional restrictions imposed upon marriages that have lasted for less than two years before filing for divorce. In these instances, you and your spouse must attend marriage counselling before the application for divorce can be filed.