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Care arrangements for children of separated parents

My teenager is not so enthusiastic about the Family Law care arrangements

Until recently Marcia’s care arrangements have seen her live with each parent in alternate weeks. Three weeks ago Marcia refused to go to Carol’s house, telling Mike that Carol...

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Discrimination on social media

Social media and discrimination

The rapid expansion of the use of social media has changed society in many ways, and it also impacts the workplace. When thinking of ‘workplace bullying’ (including social media...

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Family courts can consider domestic violence in property settlement

Family Courts can consider domestic violence when determining property settlement

Domestic violence can have such a profound impact on a person’s life. Unfortunately, it remains common place that we see this with many of our client’s on a daily basis....

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Is an extended warranty worth the money?

Is an extended warranty worth the money?

Whenever a consumer buys a good or service, the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”) gives them certain automatic protections that cannot be altered or taken away. Many retail outlets...

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Family Law applications deadline for Christmas 2016

Christmas time and the children after separation

Strict time limits apply to Family Law applications for parenting orders to be dealt before Christmas. For 2016, this date is Friday 11 November.

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Separating siblings after a relationship breakdown

Separating siblings after a relationship breakdown

Sometimes we find that a parent who is going through a separation will propose that the children of the relationship should be separated into different homes. For example, they...

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Motor vehicle accident personal injury claim

I’m responsible for a car accident where someone was injured. What do I do?

Just as Jenny's car crosses the right side of the road, she collides with a cyclist. The cyclist is knocked from his bike and lands with a crunch 10 metres away. In shock Jenny...

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My child has a personal injury claim

What if my child has a personal injury claim?

We hope the need for this information never arises for you. However, in case the need does this knowledge may be a very useful tool. The law is South Australia gives an adult...

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Discrimination and the employers obligations

Discrimination and the obligations of the employer

All of the main Federal anti-discrimination Acts specifically prohibit discrimination by a person or a company in their role as an employer. Employers must not discriminate...

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