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Children’s wishes in Family Court – High Court says wishes of child not only factor to consider despite their age

5-February-2018 Family Law By admin

When making decisions about where children should live (‘custody’) the Court needs to consider a number of factors in determining what is in the child’s best interest – not necessarily what is best for the parent/s or even what the child...

Family Law Christmas Survival Guide – What to do and what to avoid as a separated family

18-December-2017 Family Law By admin

Christmas can be a very hard time of year for separated families and especially the children. When negotiating arrangements for who will see the Children over Christmas, Accredited Specialist in Family Law, Simone Green recommends you consider the...

High Court intervenes in private Family Law Agreement

7-December-2017 Family Law By admin

Anyone considering making a Financial Agreement in circumstances where there is unequal bargaining power and a significant proposed imbalance in assets and income should obtain specialist Family Law advice before proceeding. The High Court recently...

How to claim outstanding debts in the Local Court

29-November-2017 Commercial Disputes,Property By Mel Collins

Have you entered into a loan agreement that is not being fulfilled? Do you have invoices that remain unpaid by your clients? Have you paid for services you haven’t received? Do you own property that has not been returned? If you’ve answered yes to...

Entrepreneurs to benefit from new bankruptcy laws

Fraud and Insolvency By Mel Collins

Bankruptcy period to be reduced from three years to one year As part of the Federal Government's initiative to promote entrepreneurship and innovation and to reduce the stigma associated with bankruptcy, a proposed law – the Bankruptcy Bill – was...

An inheritance after separation can be added to asset pool

28-November-2017 Family Law By Mel Collins

When couples separate, they frequently need to attend Court to have the division of their assets decided by a judge. Since it can take a long time to progress through the Courts to a hearing, it is common for the asset pool’s value to change...

Legal contracts can be altered if the wording is wrong

Property By Mel Collins

The sale and purchase of any property often represents a milestone in a person’s life. As such, we know how important it is to make sure all of the finer details in a conveyancing contract are correct and agreed upon by both parties. Occasionally, a...

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