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Court helps wife pay for expensive divorce legal fees

29-November-2010 Family Law By admin

Family Law Court grants wife interim costs to help cover her $10.5 million in divorce legal fees When separating it is often the husband who moves out and the wife stays in the matrimonial home. In many cases the husband has the higher income plus...

Changes to prenuptial agreements for de facto relationships

Family Law By admin

Six types of prenuptial agreements On 1 March 2009 the previously state based de facto laws in NSW were transferred to the Federal jurisdiction. This has brought changes to defacto agreements (often referred to cohabitation agreements). Changes have...

Can legal fees be recouped when chasing outstanding strata levies?

Family Law,Property By admin

Can a strata Body Corporate recover all of the legal costs it incurs when chasing outstanding strata levies? It is quite common for civil legal action to leave successful plaintiffs out-of-pocket in respect to their legal expenses, even if...

Can I lock my ex-partner out of our home?

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Who has the legal right to remain living in the jointly owned home? This area of law is known as Right of Occupancy. Before you go and change the locks take care to know the possible consequences.  Properties are often owned “jointly”...

Businesses paying debts more quickly since GFC

Commercial Disputes By admin

An interesting article in The Sydney Morning Herald in October 2009 commented on the statistics from Dun & Bradstreet's trade payments analysis.  The article, Businesses pay up more quickly,  said the analysis showed...

Beware of illegal Covert Surveillance

Family Law By admin

When is Covert Surveillance illegal and when does it serve a Legitimate Forensic Purpose? Have you ever wanted to record a phone conversation as evidence for a family law dispute. How about discretely filming a video of a meeting of a spouse meeting...

Benefits to register your de facto relationship

Family Law By admin

The NSW Attorney General launched the NSW Relationships Register in 2010. This Register is managed by the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages and allows unmarried couples in a committed, exclusive relationship to formally prove that they are...