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couples with children who are going through separation or divorce

Child Support – Minding Your Minors

Often when couples with children separate or divorce they believe that their relationship is over. But, when children are involved the parents’ relationship is never over. It simply becomes a new relationship. The importance of this cannot be understated. So how do you renegotiate the new relationship with your ex and with as little stress… Read More

Superannuation Upon Separation

Family Law – What Happens to Superannuation Upon Separation?

One thing that people can have difficulty with understanding is that in a Family Law property settlement between a couple, most of the assets are clearly defined: house, cars, personal property, shares etc. But there is another asset which does need to be taken into consideration, and that is superannuation. There are a number of… Read More

Understanding Copyright Law

Understanding Copyright Law

What is Copyright? Copyright is the exclusive right of owners to protect certain creative works from being copied by others without the owners’ permission. What types of work does copyright apply to? Copyright applies to artistic and creative works such as music, sound recording, text (for example, in books, reports and webpages), films, television commercials,… Read More

challenging a will

Challenges to a Will – Sometimes Executors Can Defend a Will

In a recent Supreme Court case, a grandchild challenged his grandfather’s Will. It was considered good law and is still considered good law, that a grandchild can challenge a Will if they have been left out and the estate has not provided for the grandchild’s “proper maintenance, education or advancement in life”. In this recent… Read More

Do I need a will?

Why Do I Need a Will?

Around 50% of Australians do not have a will, but when unexpected events occur, a valid will ensures your children are taken care of, tax is minimized and your estate is distributed in your chosen way. These days, wills are inexpensive and easy to write with the help of a lawyer. So, do I need… Read More