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    The Importance of Trusts: Celeste Barber's Bushfire Fundraiser Decision

    By Andrea Harrold on 2/06/20 2:44 PM

    When you donate funds you expect the money to go where promised. When you leave behind a legacy you expect is to be used as directed. Really, you want any money to be used for the benefit of those who you intended it to be used for.

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    News: Introduction of National COVID-19 List for urgent matters

    By Karla Elias on 29/04/20 1:29 PM

    Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a marked increase in urgent Family Law cases as a direct result of the current climate, with the Courts reporting a 39% increase of cases in the Family Court of Australia and a 23% increase of cases in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia over a four week period in March and April 2020.

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    What if the other parent doesn’t comply?

    By Andrea Harrold on 31/05/19 9:39 AM

    If you have orders in place regarding parenting, but the other parent is not doing what they are supposed to do, you can bring a Contravention Application. It is important to bring the non-compliance to Court straight away. Otherwise the Court sees the delay in coming as you agreeing to the non-compliance.

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    What is an AVO?

    By Karla Elias on 26/02/19 5:55 PM

    If you fear violence or harassment from your spouse, partner or a work colleague, you should take steps to protect yourself by applying for an Apprehended Violence Order. It is a method of obtaining protection if you are fearful of future violence, including physical or sexual abuse, or threats to your safety, including harassment, intimidation or stalking.

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    Tax Implications for Property Settlements

    By Matthew Sibley on 31/08/18 8:30 AM

    Executive Summary

    1. The recent case of Sandini demonstrates the circumstances in which a transferor spouse may be exempt from CGT when transferring property to their former spouse under family law orders.
    2. Family lawyers must have a well-grounded knowledge of the tax implications of property transfers and should not hesitate to obtain single expert taxation advice when required.
    3. Care must be taken when drafting family law orders, as simple mistakes can have significant tax consequences for parties.
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