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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!
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.
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...
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
issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of
. 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
, which resulted in a divorce or separation.
will often still order a form of child custody named
. 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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