Monday, May 7, 2007

Carers Support Service

Grandparent/Kinship Carers and the Law
May 15th
10 am – 1 pm
For many reasons, a number of grandparents and kinship Carers are raising their grandchildren or relatives full time. This Seminar is designed for Service providers as well as Clients and will address the major issues surrounding grandparent’s/Kinship Carers rights and legal responsibilities concerning the raising of Grandchildren, siblings or nieces and nephews.

Grandparent & Family Law Issues
· Grandparents rights and responsibilities ·Gaining Access
· Family Breakdowns ·The Family Law Court
Simon Caldwell - Family Law Solicitor – MBT Lawyers

Grandparents Providing for their Grandchildren
· Wills & Testamentary Trusts ·Other Trusts
· Pitfalls ·Some Case Studies
Col Gray - Branch Manager Public Trustee Lismore (02) 6621 8677

Maintaining Relationships
Interrelate – Coffs Harbour

Where to from Now
· Current Government Policy ·Benefits available
· Recognising Grandparents Needs ·Information & Services available
Prue Fairlie, Project Officer, Information & Support Grandparenting, COTA

WHERE: The Boambee East Community Centre
RSVP – Tuesday 8th of May
Morning Tea Provided - Gold Coin Donation appreciated

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