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Creating or updating your Will

Few things in life are certain, however all good things must come to an end. Preparing a Will is often a confronting task, something you contemplate but set aside as a task for “later on”. Unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity to prepare for the end. It is important that everyone over the age of […]

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What is a de facto relationship?

When does a fling become the real thing – the ins and outs of de facto relationships in Family Law. Family Law in Australia recognises de facto relationships, which usually affords both parties the same legal rights and responsibilities as marriage, under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). Common concerns for our clients are often […]

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Separation, Divorce and Marriage – why timing matters

Dealing with the breakdown of a relationship is a difficult time for most separated parties, however part of the separation process is often focused on “moving on”. In Australia, parties must be separated for 12 months before applying to the Federal Circuit Court for a Divorce. A Divorce Application can be made individually or jointly […]

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Prenuptial Agreements (or Binding Financial Agreements) and Undue Influence

A recent ruling by the High Court of Australia has highlighted potentially the end of the prenuptial agreement, or a binding financial agreement, as it is known in Australia. In the case of Thorne v Kennedy (both pseudonyms as neither party can be identified in a Family Court case), a young Eastern European woman successfully […]

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