All about subpoenas in Family Law
Separation is an emotional time for families, especially when there are children involved. The Family Law Act states that a child should have a meaningful relationship with both of their parents (save for if there is a risk of family violence, abuse or neglect). This means that after parties separate both parents need to promote a meaningful relationship between the child and the other parent.
No matter how successful a business is, if it is built around the wrong legal structure it will remain exposed to creditors of the business. The size of your business will often dictate what legal structure you use (for example a sole trader, partnership, company, family trust etc).
There are a number of considerations used to determine if two people are living as a couple on a genuine domestic basis. For a full consideration of these issues, see our article “Separated from your de facto? Can you claim against their property?”
For many businesses the intellectual property developed over the course of a number of years of trading, ranging from copyright and trademarks through to confidential commercial information such as client contact lists, becomes one of its most valuable assets. Despite the importance of this asset, however, business owners regularly overlook putting an effective intellectual property protection framework in place, leaving their business at risk.
All cases related to children are required to be determined in accordance with what is considered to be in the “best interests” of the child: What is considered to be in their best interests will be determined by a number of factors, including the child’s wishes.