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eProbate15/11/2018

By Peter Ryan

Certain formalities need to be complied with to obtain an order to deal with a deceased persons assets. That is generally called a grant of probate or letters of administration.

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Who can make an Inheritance Claim?13/11/2018

By Kylie Falkenberg

Under the general principle of ‘freedom of testation’ you can give your estate to whomever you wish. However, in some circumstances this can be unfair.

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Recap on the views of a child in Family Law Cases20/09/2018

By Troy Roulstone

In 2016 we provided some information about the manner in which a child’s views are considered in Family Law cases. Recently the South Australian Commissioner for Children and Young People Helen Connolly stated (as part of her submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s review of the family law system) that the Courts need to rethink the manner in which children are involved as part of parenting proceedings. The Commissioner stated during her own investigations, children reported being left out.

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To Have and Withhold14/09/2018

By Megan McFarlane

Prenuptial agreements in Australia in the spotlight.

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Digital Probate07/09/2018

By Nick Pullman

The Courts Administration Authority is preparing to launch its new Electronic Court Management System known as CourtSA for Probate matters from 26 November 2018 promising quicker processing but no cost savings to court users.

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Property Settlement involving Third Party Asset Holders22/06/2018

By Troy Roulstone

Generally speaking, most property settlement matters between spouses who are separating are relatively straight forward. Often the pool of assets involve a house, bank accounts, vehicles, furniture and superannuation, either owned jointly or by one or the other of them. These matters are generally easily dealt with between the two parties and their legal representatives.

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Intervention Orders25/05/2018

By Kylie Falkenberg

The Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) Act 2009 (“the Act”) assists with the prevention of domestic and non-domestic abuse by providing for the issuing of intervention orders.

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Nominations with your retail/industry superannuation fund23/05/2018

By George Capaldo

You should consider whether you have made a nomination in relation to your superannuation death benefits.

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Can my child have a lawyer in family law proceedings?22/05/2018

By Kylie Falkenberg

Under the Family Law Act 1975, the Court can appoint a lawyer to represent your child in family law proceedings.

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Today is International Day of Families15/05/2018

By Megan McFarlane

Today is the United Nations International Day of Families and this week (15-21 May) is National Families Week

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