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Impounding of Vehicles

Posted on February 22, 2022

Your vehicle can be impounded or clamped for a variety of reasons. The particular offences that can result in impoundment and the relevant legislative instruments are outlined below: Speeding – Road…

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Maintenance Obligations of Landlords and Tenants

Posted on February 21, 2022

In simplified terms, landlords and tenants share the responsibility for maintenance and repairs to the property. For example, landlords are required to attend to utility-based problems, such as blown…

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Cryptocurrency in Family Law Property Settlements

Posted on February 18, 2022

During a family law property settlement, each party has a duty to make full and frank disclosures of their financial circumstances. Rule 6.06 of the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court Rules 2021…

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Family Law Property Settlement and the Stanford 5 Steps

Posted on February 16, 2022

Part VIII of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the 'Act') sets out the relevant provisions regarding how property interests should be altered for married couples. For de-facto couples, the applicable…

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Posted on February 11, 2022

There are multiple factors to take into consideration before attempting to contest a Will. Firstly, it must be determined whether you, the applicant, is eligible for contesting under the Inheritance…

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Posted on February 09, 2022

On 25 November 2021, Government introduced the Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021 and the Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2021. These Bills essentially attempt to…

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The Presumption of Equal Shared Parental Responsibility in Family Law

Posted on February 04, 2022

Under section 61DA of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), there is a presumption of equal shared parental responsibility when making parenting orders. This means when the Court is deciding a parenting…

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What we need to know about Property Caveats

Posted on February 02, 2022

Where a party has an unregistered interest in a piece of land, a caveat can be lodged in order to provide notice of such an interest and to protect it against any further dealings with the property…

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Can I claim injury or illness compensation from catching COVID at the workplace?

Posted on January 31, 2022

With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in South Australia, workers compensation claims are expected to rise as restrictions ease and international borders reopen. This leaves businesses more…

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The Court’s Approach to the Best Interests of the Child in Family Matters

Posted on January 28, 2022

In a Family Law Parenting Matter, the most crucial consideration that the Court must give weight to is the best interests of the child when deciding whether to make a particular parenting order. When…

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