What to do when your friend loses their spouse

When a friend receives horrendous news it can often be paralysing for those around them, how do you respond?  How do you help?  While we are not psychiatrists or psychologists we certainly deal with plenty of people in stressful situations, and specifically plenty of...

No Respect, No Relationship

Domestic Violence Unfortunately many of us have heard the statistic that one woman in Australia is killed every week by a current or former partner. What many of us probably don’t realise is that there are many other forms of domestic violence which have a far broader...

Pastoral Care and Domestic Violence

As part of a recent seminar that I was giving I asked some other family law practitioners for their comments on pastoral care, and some helpful examples of pastoral care provided to their clients.  I could summarise their advice with two statements, encourage your...

Why doesn’t she just get an AVO?

There are many questions that come up when we discuss domestic violence with people who haven't experienced it, like why doesn't she just leave him?  One of those questions is, why doesn't she just get an AVO?  While she certainly should get an AVO, there are reasons...

COODE & CORRY WEBSITE

We are thinking of making changes to the Coode & Corry website and want to try and obtain some feedback from our clients as to what changes, if any, they would like us to make. Our current proposal is that the website be increased so as to have two (2) major...