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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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10 things to know when seeking medical treatment while on workers compensation

10 things to know when seeking medical treatment while on workers compensation

The simple rule is that medical expenses can be incurred for 12 months following the last date a worker received income support payments (weekly payments).

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unfair dismissal claims

How does a high income affect unfair dismissal claims?

From 1 July 2017 the high income threshold has increased $142,000 per annum. The high income threshold affects how modern awards apply to employees. But importantly, it is...

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Can I minimise my criminal law penalty?

Facing criminal law penalties and want to try and minimise them?

In certain circumstances, if you're facing criminal charges, there may be options to minimise the penalties applied.

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When someone dies, what is probate?

When someone dies, what is probate?

The death of a family member or friend is often a difficult time. Hopefully, a valid Will is left that specifies what is to happen to any assets upon that death and who the...

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