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Parental Responsibility – what is it and who has it?

Parental responsibility is a separate issue to who the child “lives with” and “spends time with”. Parental Responsibility refers...

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Not equal time – will I still see my child?

If the Court decides it is either not reasonably practicable or not in the best interests of the child...

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Equal time – is it a myth?

In earlier days it was referred to as “custody” and “access”. Those terms have been replaced by “lives with”...

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Making a will with an unsent text message.

Do you have a Will? Is it validly executed? Is it on your phone, is it a video recording...

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What Insurance?

An injury or illness is a common occurrence in day-to-day life. If you have suffered from an injury or...

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Legal personal representatives of smaller estates can finalise matters sooner – PCG 2018/4

An executor or administrator (legal personal representative) of an estate has many responsibilities and some of which include the...

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Can an attorney make a binding death benefit nomination?

The case of Re Narumon Pty Ltd was published on 24 August, the first case in Australia to consider...

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Joint tenancy interests in family law property settlements and estate planning

When parties in a relationship become estranged and are contemplating separation, it is important that consideration is given as...

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Practical Compliance Guideline

The ATO has issued a Practical Compliance Guideline for the management of tax affairs for executors in small estates....

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My ex cheated on me – can I make them pay for it.

The answer to the above question is generally no. The four step approach used in determining the respective entitlement...

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