Legal News - September 2014

Norfolk Island may be first territory to allow same-sex marriage
Date: Sep 30, 2014

The push for same-sex marriage has been growing across Australia, with Norfolk Island the latest jurisdiction attempting to legalise these unions.

The....

How can undue influence be used to contest a will?
Date: Sep 30, 2014

There are many different reasons for people to contest a will, from not receiving adequate provision to....

Report: Australians need to re-think end-of-life care
Date: Sep 29, 2014

A recent report has highlighted the state of Australia's end-of-life care, with the recommendation that people ensure their wishes are....

Child custody just one part of recent court case
Date: Sep 26, 2014

A recent court ruling from the New South Wales Family Court has attempted to unravel the conditions of a divorce,....

Family provisions highlighted in recent estate dispute
Date: Sep 23, 2014

Individuals have a testamentary freedom when it comes to formulating the specific conditions when they engage in....

Housing provision leads to estate dispute
Date: Sep 18, 2014

The provisions imposed by a recently deceased NSW man in his will have been overturned by the New South Wales....

Conditionality in a will supported by Supreme court
Date: Sep 12, 2014

A recent judgment from the New South Wales Supreme Court has ruled against an attempt to challenge a will....

Clauses in your will can lead to confusion later on
Date: Sep 08, 2014

A recent case at the New South Wales Supreme Court concerned division of the deceased's estate. The will made provisions....

Proposed changes to the Family Law Act 1975
Date: Sep 08, 2014

The way a parent is defined in some sections of the Family Law Act 1975 may change due to recommendations....

Trials that focus on the children
Date: Sep 08, 2014

In Australia, all cases regarding children are heard at the Family Court of Australia (FCA). In 2006 the Court introduced a....

LGBTI youth to be supported in schools
Date: Sep 08, 2014

The recent poll on marriage equality in Australia has shown that there has been a shift in attitudes across the....

Do changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 affect you?
Date: Sep 08, 2014

If you have recently inherited property it is important you understand your obligations as a landlord. Recent amendments to the....

The motherhood penalty in Australia
Date: Sep 08, 2014

The motherhood penalty has been identified as a critical barrier to gender pay equity in Australia by the Diversity Council....