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What is a child support agreement?
Date: Apr 23, 2016

When a separation occurs, a child's needs can sometimes be forgotten. This is why the Family....

Why a will is as important for young people as it is for older Australians
Date: Apr 14, 2016

When young people think about effective estate planning, they tend to imagine older Australians working with....

Safeguarding the vulnerable through protective trusts
Date: Apr 12, 2016

When a person engages in estate planning, they are doing so to ensure they are protecting....

Dividing property of uncertain value
Date: Mar 30, 2016

In the event of a divorce or a relationship breakdown, one of the things the parties....

Can I relocate with my child after receiving court orders?
Date: Mar 30, 2016

In the event of separation, parents may be granted court orders with respect to their children's....

Defining a de facto relationship under the law
Date: Mar 30, 2016

In the contemporary world, being in a relationship does not necessarily lead to marriage. Instead, a couple....

What rights does a child have in a custody case?
Date: Mar 15, 2016

A case of child custody can be an emotionally and financially draining process for....

Who keeps the engagement ring when a wedding is called off?
Date: Mar 14, 2016

A period of engagement is for many people a trial to test the relationship before....

Remarrying after a divorce
Date: Mar 11, 2016

When a marriage breaks down, it does not always immediately lead to divorce. Often, after separation, couples....

What powers can racing stewards execute?
Date: Mar 09, 2016

Horse racing is one of Australia's great pastimes. The feeling of marvel while watching the....

The growing role of technology in family law
Date: Mar 09, 2016

In today's modern world, technology has advanced at a spectacular rate and has become integral....

Can you disinherit an estranged family member?
Date: Mar 08, 2016

In Australia, there is a general view that a person should have the right to....

Are handwritten will amendments legal?
Date: Mar 01, 2016

When estate planning, it is advisable to start as early as possible or else you....

How can will additions lead to estate disputes?
Date: Feb 29, 2016

In cases where a will dispute arises, these are typically the consequence of an....

Can financial agreements in family law be tailor made?
Date: Feb 29, 2016

When two people enter into a marriage or de facto relationship, their needs and interests....

Parenting orders: What obligations do I have?
Date: Feb 18, 2016

Raising children can be a stressful experience, which can be compounded if you are, for....

A step-by-step guide to producing a will
Date: Feb 17, 2016

As you get older, you begin to understand what is important and what is not.....

What is an AVO and how does it work in family law?
Date: Feb 17, 2016

There is a range of mechanisms aimed at stopping incidents of family violence. In New....

Why should I begin estate planning early?
Date: Feb 16, 2016

Death can be a devastating process for so many people, such as relatives, friends and....

Why do business owners need an estate plan that encompasses succession?
Date: Feb 05, 2016

A small-business owner knows that their time in charge must at some time come to....

Is it legal to document conversations during child custody disputes?
Date: Jan 26, 2016

In child custody disputes, parents, guardians and other important people can say one thing and....

Why do I need a Power of Attorney?
Date: Jan 21, 2016

Many people believe that a power of attorney is only useful if you encounter incapacitating medical....

How can I register racing colours?
Date: Jan 20, 2016

Racing colours are highly visible and an important part of race day. However, like other....

Holidays and family violence cases in New South Wales
Date: Jan 20, 2016

Holidays are a great time to maintain family relationships as well as build new connections. However, it....

Do grandparents have rights under the Family Law Act?
Date: Nov 30, 2015

For many children, grandparents are some of the most important people in their lives, playing....

Your rights as the beneficiary of a will
Date: Nov 18, 2015

In any wills and estates situation, it can often appear difficult to understand....

What happens if you've been left out of a will?
Date: Nov 18, 2015

Being left out of a will is never pleasant, but it is possible to have....

How a power of attorney impacts your will - and your options
Date: Nov 13, 2015

When it comes to wills and estates, there are certainly a number of....

Probate in NSW
Date: Nov 09, 2015

Of the numerous wills and estates processes that apply when someone passes away,....

Reduce the time of a property settlement
Date: Nov 06, 2015

According to McCrindle Research, one in three marriages in Australia will end in divorce. While....