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Seeking divorced or married Australian women

Online survey - enter a draw for a $200.00 gift card

Australian Catholic University
Study open period: 22 August 2013 - 21 October 2013




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Seeking divorced or married Australian women

for an online research project survey

Seeking divorced or married Australian women for participation in an online research project survey.

This research is aimed at gathering information which may help other Australian women who experience difficulty coping with divorce or marital associated stressors. The focus of the survey is to investigate what effective coping strategies Australian women are currently using to deal with stress.

Participation is completely anonymous as there are no identifiable questions asked in this online survey.

An invitation is also extended to enter a draw for a $200.00 gift card shopping voucher available at the end of the online survey.

Your help in doing this online survey would be very much appreciated.
Thanking you, Angelica Bussa, The Student Researcher, Australian Catholic University.


How to participate...


This study is now closed








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

kids

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.

Centrelink

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

divorce

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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