Legal News - January 2015

Minor successful in making family provision claim
Date: Jan 30, 2015

In some cases, an estate dispute can be brought before the courts by minors - those under the age of....

Unclear relationship leads to issues in applying for letters of administration of an estate
Date: Jan 28, 2015

Individuals will often need to prove they are in a de facto relationship with a deceased person in order to....

Does marriage affect a will?
Date: Jan 23, 2015

Many individuals will be unaware that once they marry, any existing will they had in place will no longer be....

How do letters of administration work?
Date: Jan 14, 2015

Individuals will sometimes need to apply for letters of administration when it comes to handling a deceased estate. By being....

AIFS sheds light on parents' relationships with their adolescent children
Date: Jan 14, 2015

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) released a report on 22 July 2013 that reveals some interesting facts and....

Speak out against domestic violence and seek family law advice on White Ribbon Day
Date: Jan 13, 2015

November 25 is White Ribbon Day, an opportunity for Australia to spare a thought for domestic violence and seek

4 assets to consider when drafting a financial agreement
Date: Jan 12, 2015

Many couples will draft a binding financial agreement when they first start a relationship as they want to be sure they....

3 things to know about financial agreements in NSW
Date: Jan 12, 2015

For any individual looking to avoid a costly divorce financial settlement having a financial agreement - also known as a binding....

Increased likelihood of divorce after twenty years
Date: Jan 12, 2015

A report released by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) reveals that the proportion of Australian couples divorcing after....

What to know about inheritance and separation
Date: Jan 09, 2015

Inheriting financial assets can be potentially problematic for the beneficiary, especially if it occurs during the process of separating. As a....

Organisational changes lead to issues with distributing an estate
Date: Jan 07, 2015

As well as family members, many individuals will bequeath their assets to an organisation, such as a charity, as

NSW introduces Victims Support Scheme
Date: Jan 06, 2015

The NSW Parliament has recently passed legislation abolishing the Victims Compensation Scheme and replacing it with a new, updated version:....