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terminal illness and family law property settlement

Terminal illness and Family Law property settlement

It is not unexpected that such a topic would be considered unpalatable by many. It is also not surprising that such a topic creates a segue into a moral debate, as well as...

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Can Police get involved in Family Law matters

Can the Police intervene in Family Law childrens issues?

Kylie and Max have two children, Leo and Steve. Kylie and Max separated and went to mediation. At mediation they reached agreement about the children and entered into a Parenting...

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Can I get divorced if I cannot locate my husband or wife?

Can I get divorced if I can't locate my husband or wife?

The shortest time from separation before your allowed to apply for a divorce is 1 year. A lot of things can change in the time following separation and we see many cases where...

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Radiology and medical negligence

Radiology and medical negligence

A radiologist is a specialist medical doctor who has had specific training in performing and interpreting diagnostic imaging tests and interventional procedures or treatments that...

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Return to Work legislation shameful

Some elements of the Return to Work scheme are shameful – the consequence of the Pennington decision

A just and equitable workers compensation scheme would ordinarily protect those injured workers and compensate them for their financial losses whilst they recover from their...

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Caveats and deceased estates

Caveats and deceased estates

For a relatively small fee, it is possible for anyone to lodge a caveat in the Probate Registry to stop a Grant of Probate (where there is a Will) or Letters of Administration...

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Short marriage breakdown

What happens when a short marriage breaks down?

Sadly, we see a number of cases where marriages break down after a very short period. Sometimes the marriage only lasts for a year or so, occasionally only a few months and we...

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domestic violence and unfair dismissal

Domestic violence and an unfair dismissal case

There is growing recognition that domestic violence is an issue that affects every aspect of our lives, including our work. Some Unions have been advocating for the inclusion of...

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same sex marriage overseas

Are overseas same sex marriages recognised in Australia?

Same sex marriage is still unavailable in Australia but is available in a number of other countries.

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