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Who can make Family Law applications concerning children?

Can you only issue proceedings in children’s matters if you are a biological parent?

Commonly people believe that only a biological parent or grandparent is allowed to institute legal proceedings in Family Law in relation to a child. This is incorrect.

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Will my workers compensation insurer pay for house and garden help while I am incapacitated?

Will my workers compensation insurer pay for house and garden help while I am incapacitated?

Injured workers are often not fully aware of all of their legal rights and entitlements through the Return to Work system. One such entitlement involves assistance around the...

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What is social security fraud?

What is social security fraud?

You may have noticed in the news media recently that a lot of people are being charged with “obtaining a financial advantage by deception”. This is commonly in relation to Social...

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High Court Thorne v Kennedy

Recent High Court decision and the value of Pre-Nups

Is it worth having a Pre-Nup; referred to as Binding Financial Agreement in Australia?

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Who should have a statutory Will?

What is a Statutory Will and who should have one?

Recently we acted on a matter involving a young man with a permanent mental incapacity whose financial and family circumstances warranted the making of a Will.

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Who pays the fees in a Family Law matter

My ex-partner has filed Family Court proceedings and is forcing me to go to court. Can I make him pay my legal costs?

In Family Law matters the general principle is that each party is required to pay their own legal costs regardless of whether they “win” or “lose”.

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Will a workers compensation claim impact on my future job prospects?

Will a workers compensation claim impact on my future job prospects?

There are many reasons why employers are hesitant about employing people who have previously claimed workers compensation under the South Australian Return to Work Scheme or the...

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Death certificates: interim v final

Death certificates: interim v final

In South Australia, when a death has occurred and the cause or date of death is unknown, it is common for an interim death certificate to be issued by the Registry of Births,...

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Can I be declared the father of a child without a parentage test?

Can I be declared the father of a child without a parentage test?

Florence and Matty were in a de facto relationship that ended badly. But Florence was pregnant when Matty left. He is now denying he is the father of the child.

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