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A day in the Life of an SRL-R Exec

Left home at 830am for the trip to court. What was supposed to be a mention for my party, turned into a full day. An important and urgent issue was brought to the attention of the court. It took all day to reach the decision. We left the court at approximately 430pm.

Dropped in for a short conference with another exec then off to visit another party in need of guidance.

The issues weren't too complex, just pressing. What to do next to get started. One of the problems this party faced was inaccurate legal advice. A solicitor had advised the party that ALL issues had to be resolved at once, Divorce, Property and Children. Puting the pieces together of his story took 4 hours, and he was well organised. The actual steps he needed to take weren't difficult to discern, mostly he needed to know how to start.

I didn't get home till after 12 midnight.

For me - Shared Parenting is a Reality - Maybe it can be for you too!
Bless you oneadadc!

What you do matters.

Hot chocolate at 12 midnight or something else?



Yes - a typical day

The courts were full of SRL execs yesterday - all doing their different cases.

My story was very similar to oneadadc; left home at 07:30 to get to the courts on time. Had two hearings during the day, as well as a con flab with the duty lawyer. Last hearing was at 15:30 - left court just after 4pm. Went back to the home of the SRL to debrief. Got home at 19:00.

During the day, met up with the other execs to swap notes and to pay homage to Mr. Agog!

Executive Member of SRL-Resources, the Family Law People on the site (Look for the Avatars).   Be mindful what you post in the public areas. 
I like hanging out at the Family Court - although I didn't make it yesterday. Bugger! Would have been great to meet everyone.

I understand Verdad was in attendence yesterday?

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Verdad was in the city - we were stuck out in the wild west of Sydney - Parramatta! I would recommend to any one involved in court action to go and watch; it can be very interesting as well as funny. There are some real nut cases out there, and guess what? They ALL seem to go to the Family Court!

Executive Member of SRL-Resources, the Family Law People on the site (Look for the Avatars).   Be mindful what you post in the public areas. 
monteverdi said
There are some real nut cases out there, and guess what? They ALL seem to go to the Family Court!
That's enough incentive for me to stay out the FC's then - hate to be stereotyped!

Seriously you guys do a remarkable job and not enough accolades can be heaped upon you.

When you are swimming down a creek and an eel bites your cheek, that's a Moray.

I think we would all agree

monteverdi said
Verdad was in the city - we were stuck out in the wild west of Sydney - Parramatta! I would recommend to any one involved in court action to go and watch; it can be very interesting as well as funny. There are some real nut cases out there, and guess what? They ALL seem to go to the Family Court!
That anybody who chooses to resolve their issue in Family Court is NUTs, including US!

For me - Shared Parenting is a Reality - Maybe it can be for you too!
That the actions of these band of SRL executives is recorded and the selfless acts they perform is able to be told here is notable. The countless hours, days and nights, weekends and weekdays that these people put in should be recorded because these people are the epitome of the Australian way. A unique style rarely seen in any other culture. These "helpers" who help those going through difficult times are often unrewarded, unrecognised and forgotten once the "matter" is dealt with and orders made.

It is a shame that more tangible recognition cannot be afforded this group through donations and help from those who have been helped. Perhaps This thread started by Matrix is worth a moment of review.

The Shared Parenting Council of Australia salutes the SRL Executive. Every single one of them. No greater Australians can there possibly be.

Executive Secretary - Shared Parenting Council of Australia
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Actually SPCA has got me thinking - have the execs tried applying for grants / funding? If I come accross any in my field of work would you like me to pass the information on?

When you are swimming down a creek and an eel bites your cheek, that's a Moray.
Jadzia This is a very good question. Legal aid has costs which are in reality covered by resources other than the government. It is arguable that any activities that can bring more expeditiousness to the court system can save the government money. How might expected savings be enhanced by the involvement of volounteers and how might the government expectant of savings facilitate these activities. Resources for the SRL group are of value to the Government if for instance a SRL is better prepared to run their case and less court time and resources are required to conduct proceedings. There would be other arguments that can satisfy any resistance that the Government might put. Should the combined interllectual resource of all be focused, how or why could the Government deny us? It could be a public disgrace should they do so?

The GST on legal fees collected and the income tax of those in the Family Law legal industry collected represents a considerable amount. Two cases running in Sydney Registry for instance are costing together around $12 million. Add to that the other 39,999 cases on the courts list and it can be appreciated that the Federal Government is relying on  the anguish of broken families to  support it's habits.

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What is done for you, let it be done, what you must do, be sure you do it, as the wise person does today that what the fool will do in three days - Buddha
You are a modern day crusader oneadadc. Giving your own time to help others navigate the murky waters of Family Law. This is a selfless act that by the Laws Of Attraction should be rewarded greatly.:)
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