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“Too Old to Start Again”

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We recently had a phone call from a client in a panic telling us that he needed to see a family lawyer urgently. We saw him that afternoon. He told us he and his wife separated last year and he had been in the house since then. That day he got a letter from her […]

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$99 Initial Consultation

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The first meeting with your solicitor is called an initial consultation, this is extremely useful as it gives you the opportunity to interview the law firm and decide whether you would like to work together with this particular solicitor.  This consultation can also very quickly help to determine whether you will need to proceed further […]

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What does the Act say? – The Definition of Domestic Violence

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Most people know what domestic violence is and many have directly or indirectly experienced a domestic violence situation. What most people don’t know is that domestic violence is recognised by the legal system in several forms. It should be noted that whether the conduct occurred on one occasion or multiple occasions or whether it falls within […]

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Knowledge is Power

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If you have begun to realise that you are in an unhealthy relationship, and you are thinking about changing things for the better, make sure you have as much information as you can to help you to make informed decisions.  After all, knowledge is power, as they say!   You should not be at all […]

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What is the difference between a Binding Financial Agreement and Consent Orders?

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There are only two ways (that are legally binding and recognised at law) that you can settle your property matters, and they are either by consent orders or a binding financial agreement. Each matter is slightly different in circumstances and you should consult a lawyer to advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of both […]

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PRENUPTIAL & BINDING COHABITATION AGREEMENTS

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When it comes to separation and finalising division of property, family law is not always about fixing a situation after it’s already happened. Did you know that there are proactive steps you can take at the commencement of a relationship or marriage that will effectively quarantine your assets and those of your partner, allowing for […]

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Equal time is not the same as equal love

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Equal time is not the same as equal love Many families who have separated now share the care of the children between each of the parents. This particular type of arrangement has become much more common due to amendments to the Family Law Act in 2006. However, shared care remains contentious. A shared care arrangement […]

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