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Gifts versus loans in divorce

Gifts versus loans in divorce

If couples receive financial assistance from their parents and the relationship breaks down and the couple separate, this can be a significant issue of contention as there are...

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How do I challenge a Will in South Australia?

How do I challenge a Will in South Australia?

Inheritance laws in South Australia clearly allow a spouse, ex-spouse, domestic partner and child to contest the Will. Under certain circumstances it also allows a step child,...

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Do I receive my full income while on workers compensation?

Do I receive my full income while on workers compensation?

Many workers are unfamiliar with the full array of their rights, entitlements and obligations when they suffer a work-related injury.

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We have separated but live in the same house. Can we still get a divorce?

We have separated but live in the same house. Can we still get a divorce?

The short answer to this question is ‘Yes”. In Australia you can apply for a divorce if you have been separated for 12 months or more. Some or all of that 12 month period can be...

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International Child Abduction & the Hague Convention

International child abduction & the Hague Convention

The Hague Convention is an agreement between countries in relation to the issue of international child abduction. If a child is removed from their home country, an application can...

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What is superannuation?

What is superannuation?

Superannuation is fundamentally a scheme designed to allow people to save for their retirement. It is arguably the easiest way to save for retirement, and possible the most...

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Spousal maintenance case goes all the way to the High Court of Australia - Hall v Hall

Spousal maintenance case goes all the way to the High Court of Australia - Hall v Hall

In 2016, the High Court of Australia considered the entitlements of parties under a Family Court of Australia Order for spousal maintenance. The case was Hall v Hall [2016] HCA...

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Casual employees win right to convert to permanent employment

Casual employees win right to convert to permanent employment

In a significant decision, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (“FWC”) has ruled that every modern award should provide the right to casual employees to request that their...

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Will my “future needs” be considered in my Family Law property settlement?

Will my “future needs” be considered in my Family Law property settlement?

Under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (‘the Act’) the court will make an order for property settlement if it is “just and equitable” to do so. In deciding what order is just and...

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