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How to support someone going through separation or divorce

30-March-2017 Family Law,General By Mel Collins

Family separation and divorce are painful and emotional times for all concerned. The parties are often under a great deal of pressure and distress and the support of family and friends is vital. A friend or family member may assist or support in the...

Bankruptcy notices – the last resort of enforcement

16-March-2017 Commercial Disputes,Fraud and Insolvency By Mel Collins

Issuing a bankruptcy notice is often the last resort enforcement mechanism used by creditors to recover assets from a debtor. However, the knock-on effect can impact creditors and debtors alike. Streeterlaw Senior Solicitor Mr Evatt Styles said the...

Tips to reduce the risk of employment disputes

11-March-2017 Commercial Disputes By Mel Collins

Owners of small to medium-sized enterprises who wish to protect their businesses from internal work disputes with their employees must establish a process that creates clear and concise job descriptions and employee agreements. Streeterlaw Senior...

How is property divided at the end of a de facto relationship?

Family Law,Property By Mel Collins

While de facto relationships are like marriage; and the law treats them in a similar way concerning parenting and property distribution, the intention behind entering into a de facto relationship is widely variable, and this impacts the treatment of a...

Child support – everything you need to know

blog,Family Law By Mel Collins

Everything you need to know about how to apply, challenge or opt out of a Child Support Assessment Child support is a particularly sensitive topic for parents involved in the process, as few people are satisfied with the level of support they either...

Does a short relationship make any difference in a property settlement decision?

10-March-2017 Family Law By Mel Collins

Generally speaking, Family Law considers a relationship as ‘short’ if lasts less than five years. As with every property matter, however, the distribution of assets, superannuation and liabilities depends on the individual circumstances of the...

Collaborative law process – how does it work?

4-February-2017 Uncategorized By Mel Collins

Collaborative Law is different way of practising Family Law that focuses on the needs of the entire family rather than on the individuals. Family breakdown is not purely a legal issue; rather it is an emotional journey which may require assistance from a...

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