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Wednesday 9th June 2021
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By Kasey Stewart

Coercive control is an almost invisible form of domestic violence. However, it is now recognised as the single biggest risk factor for domestic violence homicide in Australia. Scarily,the act of homicide is often the first act of physical violence in a relationship.  

Coercive control is a form of domestic violence which consists

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Category: Family Law
Thursday 4th March 2021
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By  Jade Evelyn

 

The short answer is that yes, you can do a property settlement without a lawyer, but it comes with risks, complexity and potentially unnecessary delay.

Many separated couples can agree on a property settlement. Whether it fairly divides up their assets and finances is another question entirely!

Some of the benefits

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Category: Family Law
Wednesday 23rd September 2020
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By Kasey Stewart

 

As house prices increase, it is all too common now for parents to contribute to their children's house deposits. If you are in this fortunate position, either as the recipient or the giver, then we recommend that you obtain legal advice before making any transfer.

All

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Categories: Conveyancing | Family Law
Wednesday 16th September 2020
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By Kasey Stewart

 

If you have been separated from your Husband or Wife for twelve months or more, you are eligible to apply for a Divorce.

The Divorce Application is reasonably easy, but people are often put off by the cost. The current filing fee for

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Category: Family Law
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
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By Ross Mason

 

Lawyers are traditionally very slow at adopting technology, and the laws typically evolve over long periods of time. 

Despite electronic signatures being widely adopted in the commercial world, lawyers and the law have been a little slow to catch up.

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Friday 23rd November 2018
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By Ross Mason

 

You own your own home and have some other investments, but rely on the aged pension to meet your day to day living expenses.   Not to mention the other benefits you receive from receiving a pension (even a small part pension), which can add up to a sizeable saving each year (in discounts on

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Wednesday 4th October 2017
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By Ross Mason

 

I woke up this morning and saw a video on Facebook of the faces of the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.   As I watched the faces and thought about the tragic loss, I felt immensely sad, angry and sick.   I reflected on the fact that I have walked those streets with my own children, and that the gorgeous woman

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Category: Community
Friday 14th April 2017
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By Kasey Stewart

 

The suggestion that a parent should spend time with a child or children under supervision is becoming increasingly popular and is generally seen in children's disputes where there has been

  1. Allegations of family violence

  2. Drug and Alcohol concerns

  3. Mental health

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Category: Family Law
Friday 31st March 2017
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By Kasey Stewart

 

With 1.4 billion monthly active users it is little wonder that evidence gathered on Facebook appears in around one third of all Family Law matters.

If you are going through a relationship breakdown or dispute then you should be very

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Category: Family Law
Thursday 16th March 2017
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By Jillian

If you own a home with a swimming pool or an outdoor spa, then pay attention.

From April 2016, all pool owners need a swimming pool compliance certificate before they can sell or lease a property.  

To get a compliance certificate, the local council or a private certifier will need to come and inspect

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Category: Conveyancing