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Top 10 tips to reduce your legal costs

25-May-2015 Family Law By Simone Green

Engaging a lawyer to help you with your family law matter is a big step and depending on the circumstances, can be very expensive. There are many things that you can do, however, to minimise your costs along the way. Below is a list of things that you...

Relocation of children in parenting disputes still comes down to what is in the child’s best interest

22-March-2015 Family Law By admin

When parenting disputes come before the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or the Family Court of Australia, parents are usually seeking to determine the amount of time children are to spend with each parent, how the children are to communicate with...

How can I change my property settlement orders?

Family Law By admin

While property settlements for married and de facto couples are intended to be final, there are occasions when they can be changed or set aside by the court. Property settlements for married and de facto couples are governed by section 79 of the...

Breaching parenting orders can be costly

21-March-2015 Family Law By Simone Green

How do I file a contravention application? Before commencing proceedings in court for parenting orders, each party is required to make a genuine attempt to resolve the matter by Family Dispute Resolution (FDR). Once a party has attended FDR, they...

Verbal contracts are open to dispute

Commercial Disputes By admin

While verbal contracts can be enforceable, there is always potential for a dispute to arise over what was agreed and what the terms of the agreement were. A recent high profile decision in the NSW Court of Appeal has confirmed a trial judge’s...

Are your terms of trade worth the paper they are written on?

19-March-2015 Commercial Disputes By admin

The following article provides our clients with a common example of what can happen in the post PPSA era and provides some fundamental tips for small- to mid-sized business owners to ensure their secured debts can be recovered. A common example of...

What is the best and cheapest way to resolve commercial disputes outside of court?

Commercial Disputes By Evatt Styles

How to use Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to resolve commercial disputes The “best” way of resolving a dispute changes and certainly depends on the context, the type of dispute, its complexity and the competing interests of the...