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Safer Family Law Vigil

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We are pleased to announce our upcoming Vigil (against domestic violence - remembering children who have suffered or died as a consequence).

Our Vigil (in Sydney) coincides with the "Responding to Family Violence National Perspectives - Local Initiatives" conference and candle lighting ceremony in Canberra around this time whereby the Attorney General, Deputy Chief of Justice, Professor Chisholm and others will be presenting and contributing to discussions.

An excellent show of numbers at the vigil is imperative in order that we be taken seriously by the general public, the media, etc - particularly now as we anticipate the pending announcement of whether the 2006 amendments to the Family Law Act are to be rolled back or not. This may be our last chance to stand up!

So please, do all you can to be there. It is important that we make a stand now for your children, our Nation's children, our children's children and the next generations.

Venue: Bradfield Park, Milsons Point, Sydney. Saturday 8 May 2010. 4.30-6.30pm

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

We look forward to meeting you.

Warm regards,


Molly Pearce
Safer Family Law

You can view the location map to the Safer Family Law Vigil here

You can read the official Safer Family Law Vigil PDF flyer here download pdf document

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What does it mean to be a single mum?Of course, the


are the most important thing in a single mum's life. Kids are the focus and always have been. But along with the children, there are other matters that can confuse a single mum's life.


plays a big part of a single mother's life, mainly because this is where a large percentage of single mums get their finances from. Centrelink are the source from where the

single mother pension

, or as it is otherwise known, the single parent payment comes from. The single mother pension is a subsistence amount, but just the same, it is money to live on, and so it is important, no matter if it is called single parent payment, single mother pension or whatever Centrelink welfare classes it at the time

Often, single mums come out of a


or defacto relationship only to find that their troubles have just begun, and find that their first step leads them towards Family Law - it's time to engage a lawyer.
There are more than just Centrelink finance problems to worry about, as mentioned before, but also

child custody

issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of

single mums

. If a single mother's ex husband or ex partner has been a domestic violence perpetrator, the mum may be greatly worried about child custody. They worry that their kids won't be safe with their spouse, who has already proven to be abusive because they caused

domestic violence

, which resulted in a divorce or separation.

Even so,

Family Court

will often still order a form of child custody named

Shared Parenting

. Shared Parenting is a form of child custody division of time or parental responsibility between the parents. Mother's often look for a good divorce lawyer to try to avoid share parenting with an abusive ex-spouse after divorce, however in many cases Shared Parenting is still the outcome after the divorce, no matter how good the divorce lawyers have been. They will often settle for visitation at a contact centre or access centre where fathers or mothers are supervised during child custody access.

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