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Major legal changes for anyone considering buying an off-the-plan property

6-December-2019 Commercial Disputes,Property By admin

Santa’s not the only thing coming to town this December… From 1 December 2019, major changes to conveyancing legislation[1] will affect all parties involved in the purchase of off-the-plan properties. Back in 2015 the Australian government...

Nips & Tucks, Holidays and Facelifts – Financial Obligations Beyond Separation and Divorce

5-December-2019 Family Law By admin

While it seems extraordinary that an ex-partner should be obliged to provide for the cosmetic ‘needs’ and entertainment of their ex, this very scenario recently played out in a Family Court appeal against an interim order that the husband, Mr Garston...

When Christmas cheer turns to tears – 7 tips for separated families on surviving Christmas

18-November-2019 Family Law By admin

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Or is it? The Christmas period can be particularly challenging for separated families, especially if this is the first Christmas apart. It is also one of the busiest times for family lawyers as people rush to negotiate...

Beware the Financial implications of De Facto Relationships

2-November-2019 Family Law By admin

The phrase de facto relationship is a term often used loosely in society to refer to a couple living together in a romantic relationship. The term ‘de facto’ however has a legal meaning, and with that come certain rights and obligations which may in...

The one audit you definitely can’t afford to fail…

31-October-2019 Contested Wills By admin

So as you have probably gathered from our last article ‘How being a nice person may finally do your wallet some good’ the role of an Executor is an important one that involves carrying out many duties and responsibilities to ensure that the Estate of...

Ten Top Tips For Successful Directors

24-October-2019 Corporate Governance & NFPs By admin

This article is not for “infotainment”, it is for Directors of Proprietary Limited Companies, Charities and Not-For-Profit organisations that want to be successful, organised and to truly understand their role, whilst ensuring to mitigate any...

5 common misconceptions about Family Law

18-October-2019 Family Law By admin

When ending a relationship, you will most likely receive ‘family law’ advice from many well-meaning but unqualified sources either based on their own personal experience, a friend of a friend, or the perilous depths of social media. Streeterlaw...