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Temporary illness insurance and income protection through Superannuation

Am I eligible to receive compensation from my superannuation policy if I suffer a temporary injury or illness?

Some superannuation policies have built-in insurance schemes, designed to support workers for periods of incapacity and inability to work.

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Couples can now register their relationships in South Australia

Couples can now register their relationship in South Australia for the first time!

From 1 August 2017, couples in South Australia can now formally register their relationship with the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

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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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