Family Law and Property Settlement

Family Law and Property Settlement

Divorce, Family Law, Separation
It appears there is a common misconception throughout the Upper Hunter that Family Law Property Settlements in which one spouse is employed in the mining industry and the other is not must result in a net asset percentage split that is unfavourable to the spouse who is employed in the…
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Divorce Explained For De Facto Partners

Divorce Explained For De Facto Partners

Divorce, Family Law, Separation
‘Divorce’ explained for de facto partners Unlike married couples, de facto partners cannot apply for a divorce when their relationship breaks down. Their property affairs and arrangements for the future care of their children however may be finalised by agreement, with the assistance of their legal advisors or, if necessary…
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Wills for Blended Families

Wills for Blended Families

Family Law, Will and Probate
Wills for Blended Families Making a Will is important, particularly if you are part of a blended family. A blended family is a family in which one or both partners have a child or children from a previous relationship. Careful estate planning now should ensure that all of your intended…
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Property Transfers Following A Deceased Estate

Property Transfers Following A Deceased Estate

Family Law, Will and Probate
Property transfers following a deceased estate Executors and administrators, referred to as the Legal Personal Representative (LPR), of a deceased estate hold a position of considerable trust and must act with care and diligence in handling estate assets. The role of the LPR includes the identification, protection and preservation of…
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The Process of Obtaining Probate

The Process of Obtaining Probate

Family Law, Will and Probate
The Process of Obtaining Probate Probate is a grant made by the Supreme Court of New South Wales. This ‘proves’ the Will of a deceased person and vests title to the estate’s assets in the named executor/s. This is the official process that enables the executor to legally deal with…
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Childhood Immunisation and Family Law

Childhood Immunisation and Family Law

Community, Family Law
Childhood Immunisation and Family Law Some Australian parents have recently begun to question whether to immunise their children, expressing concerns about possible side-effects risks associated with childhood vaccinations. But what happens if parents are separated and can’t agree? Childhood vaccines, introduced in 1932, are said to have greatly reduced illness…
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The Perils Of Not Making A Will

The Perils Of Not Making A Will

Family Law, Will and Probate
The Perils Of Not Making A Will What do Michael Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Picasso, Jimi Hendrix, Stieg Larsson and Robert Homes a Court all have in common? You would be forgiven for thinking, not much. But in fact they do—all six died intestate which means, they died without leaving a Will.…
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