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Why collaborative law might be better for your separation

ABC Everyday / By Ginger Gorman May 21, 2021 One morning seven years ago, Tammy’s* husband Scott* came home from his regular Sunday morning bike ride. He was heading for the coffee but wondered if his wife of more than 20 years might like a cup of tea instead. “What do you want?” Scott asked her. “I want […]

How to Negotiate Rent for Landlords and Tenants

Introduction   The coronavirus pandemic has caused many Australians to lose their jobs which can also put a strain on their ability to pay rent. In March, the federal government issued a six-month moratorium on tenancies for both residential and commercial tenants who can’t pay their rent because they were severely impacted by the coronavirus. The federal […]

Collaborative Divorce

Listen to Bernie Bolger and Jamie Burreket in conversation with Sarah McDonald on ABC 702 Nightlife as they discuss a Collaborative Divorce Listen to the Podcast A Collaborative Divorce Divorce – the statistics are in and they aren’t good: 1 in 3 marriages end in divorce 2 in 3 second marriages end in divorce 49,000 […]

Five Fundamentals for Surviving a Break-Up

‘Listen to Bernie Bolger in conversation with Sarah McDonald on ABC 702 Nightlife as they discuss how to survive a relationship break-up’ 1. Take time to grieve your loss. For some, losing a significant other because of a break-up can be as painful as if they died. In some cases more so. From seeing some-one […]

Putting the Rrrrrr back into your Relationship

Notes from Bernie’s conversation on Nightlife with Dom Knight on ABC 702 Radio on Monday night 10 October 2016 Listen to the podcast here Preamble Has your relationship become boring?  Instead of the freshness and excitement of the early days together, are you getting complacent and focusing on the everyday obligations and tasks like doing […]

A nicer way to Break Up

  Listen to the podcast here. Notes from Bernie’s conversation on Nightlife with Jen Fleming and Sue Abrams on ABC 702 Radio on Monday night 11 January 2016 Preamble Divorce – everyone knows someone who has been through a divorce.  With 1 in 3 marriages breaking down and over 30,000 of these involving kids every […]