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    Property Settlement and Capital Gains Tax

    By Karen Barber on Jan 28, 2022 12:40:25 PM

    When negotiating a property settlement with your former spouse, it is important to consider any potential Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”) implications.

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    Separating Siblings after Separation – What you should know

    By Isabella Urso on Jan 28, 2022 12:33:31 PM

    It goes without saying that the impact on children of their parent’s separating needs to be managed carefully by the adults around them. Support services such as counselling and family therapy are integral for supporting children at such time. At Frank Law, we have built trusting relationships with counsellors and family therapists who we often refer our clients to for additional emotional support.

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    Legal Correspondence and Family Law Matters

    By Karen Barber on Jan 28, 2022 11:37:40 AM

    Solicitors are not employed to act as ‘postman’ to vent the anger and vitriol of their clients.

    Topics: Family Law Court
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    Christmas joy spread for Liquidators and Insolvency Lawyers!

    By James Frank on Dec 21, 2021 10:01:54 AM

    The Full Court of the Federal Court - Allsop CJ, Middleton and Derrington JJ have given Liquidators and Insolvency Lawyers an early Christmas present in finding that a a statutory set-off under s553C(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 is NOT an available defence against a liquidators claim for the recovery of a preference under s588FA of the Act. 

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    Beware the Tax Man!

    By Timothy Robertson on Nov 26, 2021 12:30:20 PM

    A lot of poorly made jokes begin with “there are two certainties in life…” When it comes to family law proceedings, you can be certain that your taxation returns will come under the microscope.

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    The apprehension of bias principle: Can judges and lawyers still be friends?

    By Karen Barber on Nov 26, 2021 10:56:57 AM

    “Justice should both be done and be seen to be done, reflecting a requirement fundamental to the
    common law system of adversarial trial – that it is conducted by an independent and impartial
    tribunal”. The recent High Court decision Charisteas v Charisteas [2021] HCA 29   puts a dampener on the friendships between judicial officers and legal practitioners.
    Topics: Court
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    International Relocation & Family Law

    By Monique Loveday on Nov 26, 2021 10:10:32 AM

    With restrictions on international travel continuing to ease in the coming months, issues
    regarding international travel with children, international relocation and overseas child abduction are
    likely to become more prevalent.
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    How did BMW lose a Ferrari?

    By Ashok Yogachandra on Nov 26, 2021 9:58:33 AM

    Many of us grow up dreaming of owning a Ferrari and those who do own a Ferrari will do all that they can to protect and maintain it.

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    The intersection between the privilege against self-incrimination and family law parenting proceedings

    By Isabella Urso on Nov 4, 2021 9:49:59 AM

    It is often the case that an alleged perpetrator of family violence is simultaneously defending criminal charges for the same behaviour.

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    Gambling and Family Law – Protecting What You’re Entitled To

    By Jeremy Ball on Oct 29, 2021 12:11:14 PM

    The long and taxing journey of a family property division is only made worse when you discover (or potentially confirm your suspicion) that your ex-spouse has lost hundreds or thousands of dollars whilst gambling each week. As a result, there are debts on credit cards in both your names and your asset pool may not be as significant as it could otherwise have been. How does the Family Court handle such a complex situation?

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