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Domestic and family violence can take several forms. It may involve physical violence, sexual violence and emotionally abusive, harassing or controlling behaviour [1]. Domestic violence typically refers to violent behaviour between a current or former intimate partner. Family violence extends to violence between family members [2]. The prevalence of domestic and family violence has risen […]

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We’ve all heard those love songs lyrics telling us, “I want somebody who will spend some time, baby don’t rush, we’ve got the time”. Well, who would have thought they were talking about a prenup agreement! If you’re contemplating a prenup or binding financial agreement before the wedding day then the best advice you will […]

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Purchasing a large piece of machinery or equipment can be expensive.  But it may not be out of reach if you can team up with a group of like minded investors who share your dream. Co-ownership is a great idea and can help you own your piece of :- An Aircraft; A Boat or marine […]

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It is no secret that the Courts place a high value on the contribution of the stay-at-home parent or homemaker. In a high profile case handed down earlier this year, Elgin & Elgin, Justice Forest has awarded a stay-at-home mother and homemaker 50% of the family’s assets, seeing her role as equal to that of […]

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Taking the time now to put make an Enduring Power of Attorney or an Appointment of Guardianship in place has many benefits:- Freedom to appoint the person of your choice, whether it be your spouse, family member or friend – you can choose someone who knows, understands and respects your wishes and whom you feel […]

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Counselling and mediation services If you are struggling with family or relationship issues, or feelings of grief, sadness or anger associated with separation or divorce – help is available. Many support organisations exist in Australia offering various services to help you cope with and overcome painful and difficult times in your life. There is no […]

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In Australia, the family law legislation encourages parents to agree about matters concerning their children and to take responsibility for their parenting arrangements by working together to resolve conflict. The Family Law Act states that parents ideally should make their own private arrangements with regards to parenting and custody, by way of a Parenting Plan.  […]

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Are you thinking about investing in property with family or friends? There are some great reasons to invest as a team.  Pooling your resources can:- get you started in the property market; increase your buying power; increase your borrowing capacity; widen the knowledge, skills and expertise you have access to; reduce your overheads such as […]

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Planning ahead: estate planning considerations for families, blended families and single parents It is undeniable that becoming a parent is a major milestone in most people’s lives. Taking on the responsibility for children can make you think about what would happen if you weren’t around anymore. Contemplating death is not a particularly happy subject but […]

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Same sex de facto couples have been recognised under Australia’s family law framework since 2008. Same sex (and heterosexual) de facto couples now enjoy substantial rights and avenues of legal recourse that were once only enjoyed by married couples. The family law allows same sex couples legal avenues to address family related matters including:- property […]

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