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Why choosing the right person to act for you under your Power of Attorney is crucial

8-August-2019 Guardianship By admin

Appointing an Attorney under a Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney, may be among one of the most important decisions of your life. It is important to remember that the person you choose has to agree to take on the role of your...

Should I stay or should they go? The battle for sole occupation of the family home

5-August-2019 Family Law By admin

Simone Green, Family Lawyer and Accredited Specialist regularly assists her clients in dealing with this common and often hotly contested issue of who should move out of the jointly owned home. This is especially emotive when children are involved,...

Guardianship Division – 11 Points to Prepare You

16-July-2019 Guardianship By admin

The Guardianship Division of NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) serves an important role. These 11 points will help prepare you. There are things you need to DO and other things you should NOT do. 1.  Read the hearing notice The Tribunal...

What is the Guardianship Division of NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)?

Guardianship By admin

The Guardianship Division of NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) is a specialised dispute resolution forum with jurisdiction narrowly defined by legislation. While its jurisdiction may be limited, the orders it makes can be far reaching and...

For better or for worse OR until hardship strikes and the pre-nup fails – How to get it right.

12-July-2019 Family Law By admin

Pre-nups are made in the good times, generally to file and forget, with a shared optimism for the future. The danger is, no-one can predict the future with 100% accuracy. Things happen; markets rise and fall, people lose jobs, get sick, have children or...

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Parental Alienation in Family Law

9-July-2019 Family Law By admin

Rejection of a once loved parent by a child following separation is devastating for both the rejected parent and child alike. In the most extreme cases, where the Family Courts determine the ‘favoured parent’ is responsible directly or indirectly for...

Why you need to explain exactly how and why you received a gift under a Power of Attorney

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Domenico Taverniti was a man who cared deeply for his family. He had some strong views about marriage and culture also, and so, for a while he was estranged from his son Enzo, because Enzo had married an Australian girl called Leonie. For this reason,...

Secret recordings – evidence or criminal offence?

5-July-2019 Family Law By admin

These days, just about everyone has a smart phone and therefore, instant access to record events as they unfold. As tempting as it may be to hit record to gain that evidence that will finally prove that ex-partner behaving badly; think again- you may...

The one question you need to ask before buying property with a partner

13-June-2019 Family Law By admin

One big question that needs to be asked before buying a property with another person is how you’ll be recorded on the title. There are two different types of ownership and both have different effects on your rights and entitlement. The two different...

Why a financial agreement might become void without you knowing

11-June-2019 Family Law By admin

Both married and de facto couples can contract out of going to Court if their relationship breaks down by way of a private legal deed. These Agreements are sometimes referred to as Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Financial Agreements, or Binding Financial...