When the parents of children divorce, or separate when in a de facto relationship, there are many aspects of the children’s lives that need to be agreed upon. This will often be done with the support and representation of expert family lawyers from www.robertsonhayles.com.au, and ultimately any agreement will be sanctioned by the family court.
If no agreement can be found however, the court, having heard from both parties, will decide the way forward. It does so via a family order which will normally relate to which parent they will live with, what the other parent’s visitation arrangements are, and assuming the court has no information which precludes it, it will rule that joint parental responsibility applies.
In any decision, the court will always have as its most important priority the welfare and best interests of the children. This applies regardless of whether or not the two parents are on speaking terms, or generally amicable to each other. In other words, the court is not concerned with how much either parent thinks the other should not have responsibility or visitation for example.
The court will also most likely be required when one of the parents, usually the one with whom the children live, wishes to relocate to another town, city, or state. Now, in some cases, they might just be doing this to spite the other parent, but this is rare.
When you buy waist trainers designed for use while exercising, you might be wondering which exercises, sports, and fitness types are going to be suitable. After all, since they can restrict your movement, not all activities are going to be okay.
Read on to learn about the best exercise types to do while wearing your new, high-quality waist trainer.
A huge part of getting fit and losing weight is strength and resistance training. This form of exercise allows you to strengthen your muscles while burning fat at the same time. Typically, this type of activity is not one that makes you sweat a lot. However, if you wear a waist trainer designed for fitness use, then that problem is solved.
Thanks to the combination of latex, cotton, and spandex, you can turn a moderate workout into a high-intensity one that may even produce better results.
You can use your own bodyweight as a form of resistance, or you can rely on weights. If you’re not sure what type of strength training is right for you, talk to a trained fitness instructor.
If you were to ask 100 people to name a type of net, given that recently we seem to be living much of our lives online, we are sure a large percentage would say the internet! Joking aside, it is likely that even if they were told we meant the type of nets you can get from specialist netting suppliers like www.ausnetindustries.com, many would struggle to go beyond ‘fishing’ and we dare say some might even say ‘curtains’.
The fact is, if you were to sit down and list every type of net you could think of you would likely end up with quite a long list, and that list would extend further if you were to include all the ways in which a net can be used. This is due to the fact that whilst a net might have been produced for a specific use, the versatility that is inherent in a net means it could be used for other reasons.
We are sure that netting which was designed for use as a pet enclosure has been used to secure the items in the back of a pickup, and also many a discarded fishing net, has been commandeered and strung up in a garden for children to climb and play on. Not that there is anything wrong with either of these changes in use nor indeed using any net for a different purpose than its original one, provided that it is done safely.
Whenever someone has been convicted of a crime, one of the primary questions they will have for their criminal lawyer at Perth Criminal Lawyers, is what punishment they are likely to receive. Obviously, this will depend on a number of factors such as the severity of the crime and their previous criminal record if they have one.
The most commonly known penalties are fines, community orders, and imprisonment, but there are others, and these fall under the category of suspended sentences.
The correct term for them is ‘Suspended Imprisonment Order’, and they basically mean that the offender has been given an imprisonment sentence for their crime, but do not actually have to go to prison. It should be noted that in many Australian states, suspended sentences are not used, however, in Western Australia, they do still exist.
The law is clear when, and when not, it might be appropriate for a suspended sentence to be issued. Should the crime have occurred whilst the offender was already serving a prison sentence, or where they were on parole or other early release order, a suspended sentence cannot be issued.
If the offence would normally mean a prison sentence of fewer than 5 years, or where it is deemed that imprisoning the offender would not be appropriate, a suspended sentence can be considered.
If you have never heard of axe throwing and we were to tell you that it is a fun activity we imagine you would think we have gone mad. But we have not, and today, axe throwing is not only a hugely popular fun pastime, but it is also a sport that has its own world championships.
At this stage, you might not in the slightest bit interested in becoming a world champion, but surely the fact that it offers so much fun for many appeals to you. To convince you further, here are seven fun reasons why you should try axe throwing at Axe Throwing Sydney.
Meet New People
Unless your friends, family or colleagues have been talking about axe throwing, when you go to your local axe throwing centre, you are unlikely to know anyone. This is great as you will be meeting new people, some of whom will be beginners like you, and others who are experts, but willing to pass on tips and advice. Either way, it is a great way to make new friends.
Family And Friends Day Out
You be thinking that axe throwing is not the sort of thing your family and friends will enjoy, but they will love it. Be assured that every axe throwing centre adheres to strict safety protocols so everyone in your party will be safe, even if it is their first time. Axe throwing provides an opportunity for a fun day out, and it appeals to all ages, although there are likely to be age restrictions with regards to younger children.
There is no escaping the fact that everything we do these days is often measured with regards to how environmentally friendly it is, and Lone Pine Landscapes told us that applies as much to landscaping as any other activity.
Now, you might think that landscaping being so closely related to the natural world that everything about it would be environmentally friendly, but that is not the case.
We need to consider the use of materials in the creation of certain features, how the water and drainage system is configured, and to what extent any landscaping design is sustainable without the need for an excessive amount of chemicals. Landscape Designers Perth say there are these, and plenty of other aspects of our landscaping design where we may or may not be doing what is best for the environment.
Whilst we cannot cover every single aspect of landscaping with regards to being environmentally friendly (that would take a whole book), we can give you pointers to some easy wins. These can be included in a new landscaping project or added to one which already exists to make it ‘greener’, and that is not a reference to what colour your plants are.
The first way you can improve your landscape garden’s green credentials is with regards to the plants you actually include. You may not be aware of this but using plants that are native to the area you live in means less threat of other species of plants causing an infestation. This also reduces the need for chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides, which is always welcome.
You can also choose plants that are more conducive to soil retention due to the fact that they require less water, and actually promote water filtration. This leads to the soil within your landscaped area being healthier, it retaining a higher level of organic material, and thus the plants that grow there will be healthier too.
When it comes to the environment, there are few more precious resources than water, and where we can conserve water, regardless of which part of the world we are in, makes a difference.
In Australia, just 30% of people use some sort of security alarm to protect their property against burglars and other intruders. In many cases, this is because of the restrictive cost of installing a security system. However, in other cases, people simply don’t feel that they need any sort of home security.
In the rest of this article, we’ve explored the pros and cons of having a security system in an attempt to help you decide whether or not you need one. If not used correctly, security systems can be useless. For some people, they are too expensive, and for others, simply not necessary.
What Are the Benefits of Installing a Home Security System?
The benefits of installing and using a home security system are vast. Although they cost upwards of $300-$400 for even the most basic system, it’s often worth paying this money if you can afford it. Some of the main benefits include:
They will help you secure your home against burglars and other intruders, protecting you, your family and any valuable belongings you have.
They will help you rest easier with the knowledge that you will be notified if someone enters your property unexpectedly.
In many cases, they can lower your insurance premiums, which in itself can make it worth installing some form of security system.
As you can imagine, these are just the main benefits.
Although generally a very safe procedure, there are a few potential disadvantages associated with LASIK laser eye surgery. These can be caused by the surgery itself, by poor eye care after the surgery or by underlying problems which can complicate recovery.
Before we jump into the disadvantages, it’s important to define exactly what LASIK (laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is. Basically, it involves a two step process designed to correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness, or astigmatism.
First, a flap of the cornea (front of the eye) is peeled back to reveal the tissue underneath. Using a laser especially made for laser eye surgery – the surgeon will then remove some of this tissue to correct your vision problems. Results are usually immediate, and recovery is fast.
But as we’ve said, there are a few disadvantages you should be aware of. These include:
Cornea Flap Complications
Since LASIK surgery involves peeling back a flap of your cornea, there are a few risks of problems occurring. This is mainly due to the fact that the flap is extremely delicate, and any of the following can happen: (more…)
No one ever sets out to lose their natural teeth. However, through gum disease, poor oral care techniques, infrequent dentist visits, accidents, and trauma, millions of people no longer have theirs. What’s more, by 2020, there will be over 37 million people with full sets of dentures.
There has to be a reason why so many people would choose partial or full denture sets over keeping their few remaining teeth or trying other options. Dental Implants or Dentures are one of many possibilities, but they have a significant number of benefits which may be enough to sway you. Here are a few of those below.
Eat the Food You Love
Many people think they’re getting along just fine with no teeth left – or only a few. However, it’s not until they try to eat the food they previously could with teeth that they realise it’s not easy. Without teeth, you can say goodbye to eating hard foods, and there’s also no chance of being able to chew meat sufficiently too. However, if you see your dentist about dentures, you will find out that dentures come with few limitations.
You can bite and chew with far more efficacy than only having a few natural teeth, and there are not that many things you wouldn’t be able to eat with false teeth either. (more…)
If you own a luxury vehicle, then you need to make sure that you’re getting it serviced by a highly skilled, qualified mechanic. Most mechanics claim to have the skills they need to perform things like a Mercedes Benz service, but the simple truth is that most of them don’t.
Using a mechanic without experience working with and servicing luxury cars can lead to a range of problems, including a poorly done job which can negatively impact your vehicle’s performance. It’s therefore very important to think carefully about the mechanic that you’re going to choose for your car’s next service. Consider the following:
Find A Mechanic That Specialises In Your Type Of Car
Different cars are very different. Most mechanics will claim to be able to work on any vehicle, and they probably will be able to. However, finding someone who’s familiar with the intricacies of vehicles like yours will help make sure that your next service is completed to the highest quality standards.
If you’ve got a luxury vehicle like a Mercedes or a BMW, you should look for a mechanic that specialises in luxury vehicles. Sure, you might have to pay a little bit more for their expertise, but it’ll be worth it – trust me.
An itchy scalp is an all-too-common occurrence, with many people screaming out for treatment options and natural hair care products to be of assistance. All manner of things can cause an itchy scalp. You may have an autoimmune condition, a fungal infection, an allergic reaction, eczema, stress, head lice, or even shingles.
If your doctor has ruled out any severe conditions, then it might be time to consider some natural hair care ingredients for some much-needed alleviation. Here’s what to add to your shopping trolley.
Apple Cider Vinegar
If dry skin is the cause of your itchy scalp, then apple cider vinegar may be of assistance. Apple cider vinegar is an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and organic natural hair care remedy to take care of all manner of problems. Dilute it in warm water and use it after shampooing your hair.
While meditation is not something you can buy in the supermarket, it’s an often-effective natural hair care solution that won’t cost you a cent. Instead, it helps you to reduce stress which, in turn, reduces the instance of an itchy scalp. Meditation is also an excellent coping mechanism, helping you to think of anything else, rather than your itchy scalp.
If you have decided that you want to make a beneficial change in your life, then you may be looking for a group fitness activity to take up. However, because there are so many options available, it’s all too easy to put it into the “too hard” basket and give up altogether. Finding a fun exercise to do with friends that suits your needs is actually easier than you think, and CXWorx could be the answer. Here’s why.
It Caters to Busy People
Do you always feel like there is more to do in a day, than hours available? Then you may think it’s impossible to join a group fitness activity such as CXWorx. However, you will be pleased to know that because of the length of these classes, it’s entirely possible. All you need to do is set aside 30 minutes a day, and you can see benefits in your body and health over time. There are also several timetable sessions you can attend, all of which are 30 minutes.
It’s Beneficial for the Body
There is no denying that a run around the block is going to do your body some good, but don’t you want to take part in an activity that will provide your body with as much good as possible? That’s why so many people prefer CXWorx. Over time, you will notice changes in your torso, increased strength, lean muscle, and a tighter tummy and butt. You may also find you have better functional strength and feel, overall, far stronger and more in control than you did before.
Despite their essential work and the great job that they do, dentists continue to have something of a strange reputation in the modern world. A lot of people are scared of visiting the dentist, and this leads to things like dental anxiety and high levels of stress.
Unfortunately, these problems aren’t helped by the large number of outdated dental myths which continue to be thrown around in the modern world, despite the fact that they have been proven false numerous times. 3 of the biggest dental myths that people still believe include:
All Dental Care Products Are The Same
This is extremely untrue, and causes problems throughout the world. Starting with toothbrushes, everything is not the same. Generally, more expensive toothbrushes are better designed to look after your mouth and to clean your teeth better. Toothbrushes with softer bristles are better for your teeth than those with tougher ones, and cause less damage to your gums.
Toothpastes also come in a range of shapes and sizes. Most toothpastes claim to be the best at doing something, but the reality is that some are simply better than the rest. If you have a sensitive mouth or are prone to irritation from chemicals, you should consider using a specially formulated toothpaste which is designed for people with sensitive mouths.
Bleeding Gums Isn’t Serious
In fact, the exact opposite is true. If your gums are bleeding, or if they bleed regularly – a condition known as gingivitis – you should be worried. Often, bleeding gums are a sign of underlying infections, degenerative tooth loss, or other oral health problems.
Although a lot of people suffer from these problems, it doesn’t make them any less serious. They cause huge amounts of oral health issues in people throughout the world. If you have bleeding gums, then you need to consult with your dentist regularly. Don’t ignore them, and book an appointment ASAP.
As our society evolves more and more parents are adopting a new policy when it comes to fighting for child custody after they divorce: collaboration. The old model of the weekend dad born from generations of rising divorce rates is giving way to a more thoughtful, and healthy form of parenting. Family lawyers are also jumping on board with these new ideas.
Even lawmakers are getting in on this trend. In many jurisdictions, the legislatures are considering bills that would encourage shared parenting or even make it the legal presumption in divorces.
One particular law this year made joint physical custody and equal parenting time standard for temporary orders while a divorce was finalized. One governing body passed a law mandating equal time for parents in custody plans. Others are considering laws requiring equal parenting time as a starting point when considering parent arrangements.
As lawmakers respond to the appeal of gender equality the legal push for equal time among parents is gaining strength. Fathers say that without equality they become alienated from their children and overburdened with disproportionate support obligations. There is a new constituency of men emboldened by the argument that they are being shortchanged.
Just the thought of visiting the dentist is enough to create feelings of fear and anxiety in people throughout the world. For some reason, dentists have a reputation for being cold, rough and uncaring. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Sure, some dentists are probably a little bit rough, and they might be intimidating or scary – especially to young children – but in reality, the vast majority are highly skilled health professionals who are both gentle and careful.
Even if you accept this, you still may suffer from dental anxiety. Visiting the dentist may be a difficult, harrowing experience for you, and one which you continually put off. Our top 5 tips for overcoming dental anxiety include:
Accept Your Fear
One of the first steps to overcoming any fear or phobia is accepting that you have a problem. If you suffer from fear of dentists or dental anxiety, you need to accept that you have a problem, think about why you have a problem and start working towards overcoming it.
See A Psychologist
If you continue to suffer from dental anxiety, even after you have identified and accepted your problem, you may have deeper psychological problems. If your anxiety is preventing you from receiving the dental care and attention that you need, then you should consider seeing a psychologist to help you work through it.
Plumbing problems can cause more than structural or physical damage to your house. They can pose a major threat to your overall health. That means everybody in the household from you, your children and your pets. You have a leaky pipe? You better call the plumber, but you may need to call your doctor as well. There can be severe to minor health concerns associated with a bad pipe. Let’s take a look at some of the potential hazards and familiarise yourself with them.
Leaking pipes go hand in hand with mould. Water damage to your walls, ceilings, floors, under your sink, and other areas are perfect breeding grounds for mould. Mould can grow in two days if there is sufficient moisture for it to breed. That’s not a long time.
If you live in a humid environment, you should know that mould is prone to grow if the humidity level gets too high. Condensation forming on your windows is the most obvious way to tell if the humidity inside is too high.
How does mould adversely affect your health? For starters, mould can make your allergies or asthma worse. Symptoms can include coughing, congestion, eye irritation, rashes on your skin, itchiness, a runny nose and asthma attacks. Mould can cause infections and these can lead to other respiratory diseases.
If you run a medium sized business with a few employees, then at some point you will probably need to employ a specialised bookkeeper. It can be hard to find someone with relevant book keeping experience, especially if you don’t have a lot of work or if you can’t afford to pay high wages.
However, it is very important to be selective when it comes to choosing the right bookkeeper as well as financial advisor for your business. After all, they will end up being in charge of everything from payments to other staff members to keeping records of business income and expenses. Their records will essentially form the basis for your tax returns, which means that a bad bookkeeper can lead to a lot of problems with the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Consider the following things when looking for a new bookkeeper:
Trying to save a struggling business can be a very draining process. This is especially true if you know your a have proven product and a market for it but just can’t seem to catch a break. Employing the services of a financial planner might prove the kiss of life that your business needs.
One of the most common reasons for a business to struggle is lack of a roadmap or a plan and this is especially true if there is no financial planning in place. With no financial plan, revenues seem too infrequent, bills come too often, cash flow is limited, and the business seems to be in constant state of playing catch up.
It is tragic when any business fails but it is especially so, when a viable business with a great product goes to the wall, not because they have no customers, but because their finances are in disarray. It could be so much different with a financial planner in place, to assess, advise on and structure the business’s finances in such a way that rather than struggling, the business thrives.
My Fenced in World When I bought my new house in a nice little community, I discovered what life was like with a wooden privacy fence…and the maintenance that comes with it.
My little backyard with its hardy trees and pretty flowerbeds was great for me and the butterflies that visited. But mowing the grass? Not really. But it’s nice being in my own little world that is what you get with having a privacy fence.
Why have a fence? Perth Landscapes advises clients that the most practical reason is that it marks out the perimeter of your property. Your fence can also make your yard feel like an extension of your home. It’s provides a safe place for the kids and the dog to play, and when you have an event like a BBQ, you can show off your landscaping and gardening skills.
When deciding on a fence, the first thing to consider is the reason you want one installed. Once you have found the reason, the next question is: How much are you wanting to spend on it? Costs vary, depending on the area that needs enclosing, and the materials on which you have decided. The beauty about fencing is the wide variety of materials and what best fits your budget, lifestyle and property.
Although workplace fires are relatively rare, and most people will never experience one in their life, it is still very important to make sure that your workplace is prepared just in case one does happen. If a workplace fire occurs in an unprepared building full of people who don’t know how to act, the chances of serious injury or death are very high. Integral Fire Protection advises that one of the best ways that you can make sure that your workplace is well prepared for a fire is to implement compulsory fire extinguisher training.
Doing this will help ensure that at least some of the people on site will know what to do in the case of a workplace fire. Below are our top 5 reasons why fire extinguisher training is essential for workplace fire safety:
It will teach people what extinguishers to use:
Fire extinguishers come in a number of different forms, each of which is designed for different types of fires. Using the wrong fire extinguisher on the wrong sort of fire can result in a range of problems, including the extinguisher actually fueling the fire. High quality fire extinguisher training will teach people what sort of extinguishers are appropriate for different fires.
It will teach people how to use fire extinguishers right:
There is a right way and a wrong way to use any fire extinguisher. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know what the right way is, and this often reduces their effectiveness when it comes to fighting a small office fire. Training can help people learn how to hold and use their extinguishers right, saving vital seconds in the case of a fire.
If moving is stressful for humans, think just how hard it might be on other things that live in your home. There is a lot to think about and plan when you are relocating to a new home. How much time it will take to pack, the cost, the removalist you hire, and how it will affect the rest of the family and pets.
Difficult Items to Move
Your home has been you treasure chest for possibly years, and some of the items that you have accumulated will include some that are difficult to move. If you don’t plan properly, these items can sneak in under your guard and be forgotten until the last moment…moving day.
Most brides think about their wedding dress before making any decisions on what the bridesmaid’s will wear. But when you get to this question, don’t forget to think about the morning of the wedding day. If you can provide bridesmaid robes from somewhere like allthingsnice.com.au for them to wear, it will certainly be a help for them to change into their outfits without damaging their hairstyles or makeup.
In addition, any before photos will look really wonderful if all the bridesmaids are wearing such robes, rather than their pj’s or jeans and shirt. Of course, the bridesmaid’s outfits should in some way reflect the choice of wedding dress so that the overall look becomes cohesive rather than piecemeal.
To do this, bridesmaids dresses can be styled in a similar way to the wedding gown, but they could be short frocks instead of long. Or they could have one feature on them the same as the wedding dress. For instance, if the wedding dress had a ruffled frill around the neckline, then the bridesmaids frocks could have that same feature, even if the skirts were different.
Winter is the time to relish a warm pie of some kind for dessert. Peach, apple, blueberry – or gramma! Gramma pie is an old-fashioned recipe that some people may never have heard of. Like many of the old-style recipes, it has been superseded by newer trends in cooking. However, if you’ve never tasted gramma pie you are in for a treat.
There are different types of gramma available in most supermarkets and restaurant. Often you’ll see the big round one that looks something like a pumpkin only it is lighter in colour and sometimes has paler splotches of colour on the skin. You can easily make a gramma pie out of this, but if you can get the trombone gramma it is even better. This gramma is shaped after its namesake, with a long neck that sometimes curls around a bit. On smaller grammas, the neck remains straight.
If you’ve ever tried to cut a whole pumpkin, you might think cutting up a gramma would be hard work. It’s not; the gramma skin and flesh is very soft compared to pumpkin. You can even cut it with a short vegetable knife, though a long one is fine too. If you buy a whole gramma, cut off the neck and start with that. It will usually be enough for one pie, because there are no seeds in the neck; it is all solid flesh.
Providing breakfast in the garden is a unique way to make your B&B more user friendly. Outside furniture in a nook amongst the garden greenery is an ideal place to serve breakfast on a warm summer day.
Many people start up a bed & breakfast accommodation business when they have a nice home with plenty of spare bedrooms. They get a website designed to show off their property. The smart ones will then get some SEO done on their website to get it ranking high on Google when potential guests search for accommodation online.
People often prefer to stay at a B&B because they can talk to the local person and get more personalised knowledge of the area they are passing through. They can often find out about hidden treasures that are not on any tourist map or advertised widely enough for everyone to know about them.
Some people arrive at such accommodation late in the evening, often after the evening meal eaten elsewhere and they go early in the morning after a quick breakfast. Others like to linger a little longer to enjoy the scenery or a chat with their hostess. If you have a B&B business, you can make your guests’ stay more enjoyable by adding an outdoor setting to the garden for them to sit and relax, or even have their breakfast at.
When you have a beautiful home you also need a beautiful garden to go with it, but not everyone likes or has time for landscaping. However, you can still have a garden that will both enhance your lifestyle and add value and beauty to your home. It’s just a matter of choosing which kind of garden will suit you and your home. Here are some different types to consider.
A nationally themed garden. Many people enjoy overseas holidays and come home with lots of ideas to incorporate into their garden. You can have an Japanese garden, a Balinese garden or mimic a garden from almost any other country. Be careful to choose plants that are suited to your climate and soil though, otherwise they’ll die. Choose lookalike plants if you can’t get the overseas ones and add hardware items such as statues, furniture and water features from the overseas country of your choice.