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Relocating children interstate without consent

My ex-partner won’t let me take the kids to live interstate

If there are already Court Orders in place that don’t include relocating your children to another State and you move interstate with them, you will be in breach of those orders.

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criminal court sentencing in south australia

How does the criminal court system decide what sentence to give?

Criminal law sentencing can be a very complicated process and one which most members of the public do not properly comprehend. Sentencing principles are governed by a complex...

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Commercial and retail leases - what you should know

My tenant has stopped paying rent on business premises

If you are the owner of premises which are rented out under the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA) (“the Act”) and your tenant fails to meet their rental payments in a...

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sharing children after separation

How do we sort out the living arrangements of the children after separation?

After separation parents need to work out a plan for how their children will live. For some people these arrangements can be worked out between them amicably and sensibly. For...

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Should I make an early guilty plea

How does an “early guilty plea” work?

In 2013, the South Australian Parliament amended our sentencing legislation to allow defendants to receive significant “discounts” on their sentences for pleading guilty. Given...

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smoking bans in all outdoor dining areas since July 2016

What does the recent “smoking ban on all outdoor dining” actually mean?

Since 1 July 2016 the South Australian Government has banned smoking in all outdoor dining areas pursuant to section 52 of the Act.

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Time frames and delays in the Federal Circuit Court for Family Law

Current timeframes for Family Law matters in the Federal Circuit Court

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia manages the highest number of family law cases in Australia. Fathomably, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia is a consistently and...

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My spouse is not participating in Family Law property settlement discussions

My spouse is not participating in property settlement negotiations

Tina and Ike both immediately retained respective lawyers to represent them for their Family Law property settlement. Despite negotiating through letters for six months, no...

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Sole traders – what happens to your company if you’re not around?

Sole traders – what happens to your company if you’re not around?

If you are a sole director of a company, have you thought about what may happen to the company if you go on extended leave or if you die?

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