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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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Injury Scale Values10/05/2018

By Nick Pullman

Changes to the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Scheme introduced the Injury Scale Value (‘ISV’) for the assessment of compensation for injuries arising from motor vehicle accidents. This blog summarises what you need to kow about ISV's.

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Phone Wills23/04/2018

By Nick Pullman

The Supreme Court of Queensland has decided that the recorded wishes of a dying woman filmed on a phone is valid as her final Will.

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Home Detention in Criminal Matters22/04/2018

By Nicholas Coutts

There are two ways in which home detention may become relevant in criminal matters.

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Who Gets the Dog?20/04/2018

By Kylie Falkenberg

According to the Australian Veterinary Association, there were more than 24 million pets in Australia in 2016, with 62% of households owning a pet. (Reference 2016 Pet Ownership Statistics - available at http://www.ava.com.au/news/media-centre/hot-topics-4 [Accessed 4 April 2018]

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Application for Interim Property Settlement04/04/2018

By Troy Roulstone

When dealing with proceedings regarding property settlement, the Family Law Courts have wide discretion to make a variety of Orders. It is often the case that one party may seek for an early release of property pool assets, particularly cash. This is often described as ‘interim property settlement’, or ‘partial property settlement’.

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