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Wills – leaving money to pets.

Wills and leaving money to pets Are you thinking about leaving money to your pet(s) in your Will and wondering if you actually can? Well, the answer is “yes” and “no”. A lawyer’s answer, I hear you mumble. According to the law you 'own' your pet. They are your...

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Property Settlement pt3 – Time Limitations

Property Settlement (pt 3) - Time Limitations   In our Property Settlement part 2 article I said that you don’t need a court order to divide your property.  Simply write out what you have agreed with your wife / husband / partner then have it redrawn by a lawyer...

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What if your child doesn’t want to see their other parent?

What if your child doesn't want to see their other parent? Imagine this – you have court orders in place which deal with child custody. Let’s say the orders state the child spends time with their father every second weekend from 9am Saturday to 5pm Sunday.  You drive...

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Property Settlement pt2 – Do you need a court order?

Property Settlement (pt 2) - Do you need a court order?   You and your husband/wife have come to an amicable split of your matrimonial property, so do you need a court order? Unfortunately, this is not a straightforward question to answer.  Generally, the answer...

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Preparing for your separation

Preparing for your separation Clients regularly come to us for advice before announcing to their partner that the relationship is over. If you happen to be considering ending a relationship, then this information is important to know to prepare for your separation. If...

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Property Settlement (pt 1)

Property Settlement (pt 1) A while back I had two separate clients who had fallen into the same matrimonial property settlement trap.  What is that trap you ask? For married couples your rights to bring matrimonial property proceedings against the other party without...

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Parents Moving Interstate with Children

Parents moving interstate with their child/childrenWhat happens when one parent wishes to move interstate with their child/children – what does the Family Law say? Often clients of ours are fearful of the other parent taking off and permanently relocating interstate...

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Keeping your Family Law Legal Costs Down

Keeping your Family Law legal costs downFirstly, choose a cost effective lawyer!This might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to put some thought into the lawyer you choose for your case. Not every lawyer is the same and many lawyers charge different hourly...

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Binding Financial Agreement

Binding Financial Agreement A question that often gets asked of lawyers is “Do we have pre-nuptial agreements in Australia?”. The answer is yes we do, they are called Binding Financial Agreements, also known as a “BFA”. Furthermore, they are not just pre-nuptial –...

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