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    Property Settlement – What happens to property that has significantly increased in value over time?

    By Isabella Urso on Jul 14, 2021 9:58:50 AM

    One of the most important steps in family law property settlements is identifying the net asset pool available for division between the parties. Generally, the most significant asset available for division between the parties is real property (i.e. the family home and/or investment property).

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    Step-Children and Property Settlements

    By Jeremy Ball on Jul 14, 2021 9:58:23 AM

    I cared for and paid expenses towards my spouse’s children during the relationship. Is this taken into account when determining the division of our assets?

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    Family Reports in Parenting Cases: What are they and why are they needed?

    By Monique Loveday on May 28, 2021 9:12:18 AM

    In Australia, each parent has parental responsibility for their child until they turn 18 years of age. The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) defines parental responsibility in relation to a child as “all duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which, by law, parents have in relation to children”. The change in the parents’ relationship, by virtue of separation, does not affect parental responsibility.

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    The Problem with Oral Contracts

    By James Frank on May 21, 2021 10:03:57 AM

    Oral contracts exist everywhere. When you order a coffee or lunch, when you borrow your neighbour’s tools or when you agree to pay your friend back for that ticket to the NRL. Oral contracts are great for social settings however they are not suitable for business transactions.

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    How failure to register a PPS lease can cause years of pain and regret

    By Ashok Yogachandra on May 5, 2021 9:44:47 AM

    When you are in the business of hiring out goods it is important to know your obligations of registering a lease in accordance with the Personal Properties Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (“PPS Act”).

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    Mother’s Day After Separation – Will it ever be the same again?

    By Monique Loveday on May 5, 2021 9:24:50 AM

    Mother’s Day is all about celebrating motherhood and mothers in our families. It is about celebrating the woman who raised you and shaped you into the person you are today. It is often the day when children remind their mothers of their love and appreciation for their efforts and shower them with beautiful gifts such as flowers and cards with messages such as “I love you mum” and “you’re the best mum ever!”.

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    Important Numbers in Family Law Matters

    By Jeremy Ball on Apr 30, 2021 3:41:50 PM

    If you are thinking about separating from your spouse, have recently separated or your family law matter is currently progressing through the Court system- there are several key numbers which you need to be aware of. In this article, we outline a number of time-limits prescribed under The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), which may apply to your situation. Three important time-frames that you need to consider are:

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    The dangers of the "just place it into liquidation" mentality

    By Katherine McCarthy on Dec 21, 2020 2:42:51 PM

    We recently had clients seek advice from us to resolve a situation they found themselves in, where they had been told by a key advisor to “just place the company into liquidation”.

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    Buying and selling a home in the same market

    By Lisa Pizzonia on Dec 16, 2020 2:41:45 PM

    What are the risks involved when buying and selling in the same market?

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    Competing Business Security Interests: When your security may not be as secure as you think pt.2

    By Andrea Harrold on Oct 8, 2020 1:26:00 PM

    There are a number of different ways a business or individual may choose to secure their interest in another business. This article explores in more depth a charge registered pursuant to the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (‘PPSA) on the Personal Property Securities Register (‘PPSR) or a PPSA security interest. In particular this article will look at priority rules.

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