Separation

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No one said separation is easy, which is why Family Life offers dedicated separation services. Whether you need help managing co-parenting responsibilities or a safe space to visit

Separation

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Overcome the challenges of separation with Family Life

Separation can be a traumatic experience, especially if there is an ongoing conflict. Managing the emotional challenges that arise can be draining and can have long-term effects on you and your family.

To help you overcome the many issues that arise with separation, Family Life offers several support services. Whether you’re struggling with co-parenting arrangements or need counselling support following a separation, we can help.

Separation affects us all

Separation can have a major impact on all members of your family. Understanding how it affects you and your child is the first step to coping. Family Life’s separation services can help if:

  • You’re struggling with co-parenting
  • Your children need help managing their emotions
  • You’re unable to communicate with your former partner
  • You’re in need of extra parenting information

While most of our services are open to everyone, to ensure they best fit your situation, we may need to conduct an assessment. Take a look at the services available below and follow the links to find out more.

Family Dispute Resolution

Separation can be difficult and emotional, even without factoring in potentially stressful and costly court proceedings. Family Dispute Resolution provides a supportive environment to reach better outcomes.

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Children’s Support Groups

Children are sensitive to trauma, family violence and other issues. We support children by connecting them with other young people who share similar experiences.

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Parenting Orders Program

Separation challenges can easily overshadow the needs of your children. The Parenting Orders Programs works to ensure your children are put first during separation.

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Post Separation Parenting

Separation affects both you and your children in a number of ways. With our workshop, you’ll learn everything from co-parenting to effective communication with your child.

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Supervised Child Visits

Are you separated and in need of a safe space for visitation or changeover purposes? Family Life's three contact service centres could be the answer.

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