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Laws for cyclists in South Australia

Setting the record straight on South Australia’s bike laws

Since 2012 cyclists have accounted for 4% of fatalities and 9% of serious injuries on South Australian roads. A total of 21 cyclists have been killed on our roads in that time,...

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Can adults be adopted?

Adoption is often used to build or extend a family. But what happens when the person you wish to adopt is over the age of 18?

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Family Law and “Airport Watch List” orders

Family Law and “Airport Watch List” orders

If Matty and Tara have not been able to meet to discuss the ongoing care arrangements of their child and Matty continues to have concerns he may need to consider filing an urgent...

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Reduction in bankruptcy period

Reducing the bankruptcy period

The current default bankruptcy period is three years but there’s a Bill proposing a reduction to one year. What will this mean?

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What is the difference between a Justice of the Peace and a Notary Public?

Most Australians will at some point require the services of a Justice of the Peace or a Notary Public. People often wonder what the difference is between the two.

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How is inherited property treated in Family Law property settlement?

I inherited a property after separating from my ex. Will it be included in the property pool for division?

In August 2016 Terese inherited a property from her father’s estate. The house is estimated to be worth $850,000 and has no liability attached to it. How will it be treated in a...

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Millennials: Do I need a Will?

As a millennial, you may be considering when the right time is to get a Will?

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How is compensation calculated for motor vehicle accidents?

How is compensation calculated for motor vehicle accidents?

If you’re injured in a motor vehicle accident after 1 July 2013, you’ll find that any Compulsory Third Party (CTP) compensation available to you is different to what was available...

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The father of my child is denying he is the father

I know he's the father of my child but he keeps denying it

When there is a dispute regarding a child’s parentage the first step is to look at the Family Law Act which sets out circumstances where a person may be presumed to be the parent...

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