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Defacto Relatioships

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Are you in a defacto relationship? Under the Family Law Act 1975 couples can be either opposite sex or same-sex to be in a defacto relationship. In order to meet the threshold requirements under the Family Law Act, parties to a defacto relationship must have a geographical connection to either Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, […]

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I love you, will you register me?

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It doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as “will you marry me?” does it?  However amendments to Queensland legislation have recently seen the Civil Partnership Act now changed to the Relationship Act 2011. The Relationship Act 2011 removes any state sanctioned ceremonies when entering registered relationships and yet again waters down law recognising […]

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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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Separation & Divorce – Frequently Asked Questions

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How will I support myself if I leave my husband?  I’ve always been a stay at home mum… You may be entitled to spousal maintenance – discuss all your options with your solicitor before taking any action.   I don’t have assets of my own, will I lose everything if we separate? The law entitles […]

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Conscious uncoupling, new age fad? Or practical parenting? Let us know what you think.

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Conscious uncoupling… maybe it’s not such a bad idea? Naming your first born after a piece of fruit?  This may always be something reserved only for the world of celebrity.  But with regard to “conscious uncoupling”, we think this is actually a pretty sought after state of mind and a bit of a genius move […]

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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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It’s THAT time of year!

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The end of the year is closing in fast and we are all very busy with one thing and another, whether it’s that you are conscientiously trying to get through the pile of ‘things to do’ that has accumulated on, beside or even under your desk, before the office closes for the holidays… or getting […]

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Contract valid?

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Find out at our free Business Breakfast lecture, to be held at Indigiscapes, Capalaba, Tuesday 31 January 2012. Melissa Rice is providing a great opportunity for business owners to gain a greater understanding of the factors that surround Contract Law. “It is important for all business owners to understand what constitutes a sound and valid contract,” said Melissa. Melissa Rice will […]

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