Legal News - February 2015

When can a marriage be nullified?
Date: Feb 27, 2015

Marriages will occasionally end as the result of divorce - however, in some cases, it is also possible for them....

Shared property an issue in recent separation case
Date: Feb 27, 2015

As with a married couple, de facto partnerships can involve financial settlements once the relationship has ended. Often,....

What rights do grandparents have in child custody cases?
Date: Feb 27, 2015

Many child custody agreements will focus on finding a solution to sharing the care between two parents. However, there....

Divorce complicated by inheritance and bonus
Date: Feb 27, 2015

The process of separating can often be complicated when one or both parties receives a large windfall that further alters the couple's asset....

How does superannuation splitting work in NSW?
Date: Feb 27, 2015

Superannuation splitting is an important aspect of the separation process, especially as this will constitute one of the largest assets an....

3 common questions about child recovery orders
Date: Feb 27, 2015

Child recovery orders can be used as a final resort when one parent refuses to return a child to the....

Attempted adoption leads to legal action
Date: Feb 27, 2015

Adoption, like all family law matters involving children, is determined on the basis of the best interests of the child.....

Dual marriage nullified by the courts
Date: Feb 27, 2015

Entering into a new marriage can create legal issues, especially if one of the parties has only recently had a....

Loss of capacity leads to statutory will
Date: Feb 19, 2015

When individuals have lost their testamentary capacity, a person's close relatives have the option to seek a statutory will that will oversee the....

Two sons make successful family provision claim on father's estate
Date: Feb 18, 2015

Family provision claims will hinge on a number of different conditions that individuals making this application will need to satisfy....

What is required to make a will legally binding?
Date: Feb 16, 2015

When individuals begin planning their estate, it is important they take the time to understand the conditions that make a will legally....

Estate liabilities play an important role in final distribution
Date: Feb 06, 2015

In estate disputes where the value of the estate is large, there is potential for the total amount to....

What is the process for contesting a will in NSW?
Date: Feb 03, 2015

Contesting the will of a recently deceased relative is a major decision for individuals to undertake. Not only will people need....

3 common questions about estrangement and family provision claims
Date: Feb 02, 2015

When individuals who are estranged from their deceased relatives begin to consider whether or not to launch a....