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About Us - Welcome to Single Parent Australia!

Single Parent Australia was founded in February 2009 by Barbara Bryan, a divorced single mum with two small children.

Several years and much dedication and hard work later, Barbara has built up Australia's largest single parent network, averaging 40,000+ individual visits per month to two major websites, large mailing databases, and over 20,000+ Facebook Fans on the "Australian Separated, Single & Divorced Mums" Facebook Page alone!

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The Single Parent Australia Network is made up of several Australian single parent websites, including dedicated Forum communities, information sites and Divorce directories, and their attached social networks, including Facebook Pages and Twitter accounts.

Major Single Parent Australia websites include - Single Parent Information and Entertainment - Australian Single Mother Forum Community - The Divorce and Family Lawyers Directory - Single Parent Information Website - Australian Single Parent Forum Community - An Australian single parent reviews and travel blog

The Single Parent Australia Network also features a large, connected social network of Facebook, Twitter Pages & Groups, followed by thousands of Australian single parents. Here is just a few of our Facebook and Twitter accounts...

Facebook Page - Australian Separated, Single & Divorced Mums
Facebook Page - Australian Single Parents Community
Facebook Page - Let's Go Mum!
Facebook Page - Jobs for Australian Mothers
Twitter Account - Single Mum Australia
Twitter Account - Single Parent Australia

Plus many, many more...

For a full listing of all Single Parent Australia social networks, please go to the the Social Networks index page here

To contact us, please go to our Contact Page here

Barbara Bryan
Single Parent Australia

Single Parent Australia social network

For a full listing of all Single Parent Australia social networks, please go to the the Social Networks index page here

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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