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Streeterlaw offers Collaborative Law process to clients

30-March-2016 Family Law By Simone Green

Streeterlaw is pleased to announce an exciting new development within the Family Law team. In keeping with our firm’s motto of “excellence with integrity” and our focus on the needs of the client, we can now offer our clients the option to settle...

Obligations to a spouse can overturn a property transaction

17-February-2016 Family Law,Guardianship By Simone Green

The issue of estate planning and Family Law are closely connected and it is imperative that people receive advice regarding their rights and obligations to their spouses before writing out their will (entering into succession planning arrangements)....

Family courts in crisis

12-February-2016 Family Law By Simone Green

Backlog of cases in under-resourced Family Courts Massive delays are now being experienced in the Family Court System as retiring judges in the Family Courts and Federal Circuit Courts are not being replaced. Currently the Wollongong Registry of the...

Advance directive is a critical document in a healthcare emergency

10-February-2016 Guardianship,Estates By Mark Streeter

If and when the time comes that you are unable to communicate or manage your own affairs, there are many decisions to be made by those who care for you. To make things easier for them and to ensure your wishes are known, you can put in place ahead of...

What’s the difference between getting divorced and the process of dividing a couple’s assets?

Family Law By Simone Green

People often confuse the process of divorce (the termination of the marriage) with the process of separating and adjusting a couple’s property interests. The two issues are completely separate. It is not necessary to wait until you are divorced to...

Cyclists face stiff fines for not carrying photo ID or wearing a helmet

9-February-2016 General By Mark Streeter

From 1 March 2016, adult cyclists in NSW will face a hefty fine of $319 for riding without a helmet and will be required to carry photo identification under new rules and penalties introduced by the State Government. Those cyclists caught without...

Timing is crucial when filing for property orders

13-January-2016 Family Law By Simone Green

Couples who separate need to understand the importance of properly documenting their property settlement. This can be done with a consent order or Financial Agreement. It is essential that separated parties carefully note the following ‘critical...