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Guilty Conviction19/09/2017

By Troy Roulstone

Not all outcomes of “guilty” in criminal law matters result in a tarnished public facing record – in some cases the Court can finalise the matter without recording a conviction.

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Relationships Register07/08/2017

By Troy Roulstone

Couples are now able to register their relationship in South Australia with Births, Deaths and Marriages, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Has your property been encroached?03/08/2017

By Nick Pullman

While property boundaries in South Australia are generally accepted as correct, many land owners are faced with the issue of what to do with an encroachment. An encroachment can occur where part of a building from one piece of land overhangs or enters on to a neighbouring block of land.

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Joint Finances24/07/2017

By Megan McFarlane

It is often assumed that where two parties have been in a marital or de facto relationship – and especially a long one – that the principle of “what’s theirs is mine” applies and will automatically result in a successful property settlement in event of separation.

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Dying without a valid Will17/07/2017

By Troy Roulstone

Probate is granted over an estate where all major issues are dealt with; the two major issues being the valid appointment of an executor who can act and disposal of all estate assets. A well drafted Will deals with these two primary issues.

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Family Law - Separation11/07/2017

By Megan McFarlane

Separation can be a daunting experience and working out what steps to take can be overwhelming. This checklist provides some practical steps to try to assist in making the process more manageable – it is useful not only for people separating, but also for people helping a loved one going through a divorce or separation.

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DIY Will Kit Disasters #206/07/2017

By Nick Pullman

Earlier this year I wrote about the Supreme Court of South Australia decision in Cox (Deceased) involving a DIY Will Kit. Not surprisingly, case law continues to expand in the area of DIY Will Kits with another decision handed down in the Supreme Court of Queensland.

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Non-Parent Applications with Children05/07/2017

By Troy Roulstone

Are you able to seek Family Court Orders regarding the parenting of children?

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Defamation –  Rebel with a cause28/06/2017

By Troy Roulstone

The highly publicised case of Rebel Wilson v Bauer Media has recently come to its conclusion in the Supreme Court of Victoria, with the Hollywood Star winning her defamation suit against the magazine publisher.

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Inheritance Update - Claims by Adult Daughters27/06/2017

By Nick Pullman

The Supreme Court of South Australia case of Butler v Tirburzi decided a claim made by a 66 year old adult daughter who successfully argued that she had been left without adequate provision from the estate of her father.

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