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caralee fontenele - divorce lawyer

THRIVE THROUGH DIVORCE
Be empowered with knowledge and positive visions of your new future.
Gather all of your happy, healthy information here from family law,
divorce, dating, co-parenting and everything in-between.

THRIVE

“It is never too late to be what you might have been” – George Eliot

REVIVE

“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness” ― Ayn Rand

STRIVE

“The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances” – Martha Washington

How to Create Your Best Life Ever After Divorce

As a lawyer, I understand that we often deal with the legal issues and then wish you good luck for the future, now that the divorce has been finalised. As...

FINDING YOUR STYLE

Thinking of style, the first thing that pops into my mind is clothes.  Not all of us are as knowledgeable about fashion and that is OK. But why is it...

9 NEW ADVENTURES TO PLAN AFTER SEPARATION

After separation, you might feel the need to break away from your everyday life for a while. Not only to help heal the heart but to gain a fresh perspective....

HOW TO BE IN CONTROL WITH ONLINE DATING

After a divorce, a woman tends to feel very lonely, scared and hurt.  The prospects of dating again seem like an impossible mountain to climb.  It is frightening to think...

SETTING NEW GOALS FOR 2019

At almost every single New Year’s party I have been, I find individuals who make the most beautiful New Year’s resolutions.  Come February, and the resolutions have been well forgotten....

7 POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS TO LIVE BY

Sometimes life puts little pebbles in our path for us to trip over – an unforeseen outcome to a well-planned action – a divorce or separation can be one of...

My Guiding Principles To Happiness

Life can be tough and it isn’t always smooth sailing, especially when we are faced with life changing circumstances such as health issues, parenting difficulties, career uncertainties or the breakdown...

Should You Change Your Name After Divorce?

When you go through a divorce there are many changes that are going to occur in the coming months. One of the decisions you will need to make is if...

CHOOSING POSITIVE PATHS AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Families go through tough times. They argue and fight. But when it becomes violent and abusive behavior, it’s not OK. Children raised in a home where they don’t feel protected...

7 TIPS FOR DATING AFTER SEPARATION & DIVORCE

Going through a separation and divorce is a terrible time of your life, there is no doubt, however with this transition there are also many fresh opportunities that will open...

7 Tips for Surviving the First Year After Divorce

Separation and divorce can be a devastating time of your life, it is distressing and challenging to say the least. From my own experience and those of my client’s, it...

Equal Shared Parental Responsibility on Care Arrangements

In parenting proceedings before, pursuant to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (as amended) (“the Act”), the Family Law Courts in Australia Courts are required to apply a rebuttable presumption...