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How does Covid-19 impact on legal services and the law

  • May 9, 2020

How does Covid-19 impact on legal services and the law Although undoubtedly, the present restrictions on human contact and movement are having an unpresented impact upon Australia’s economic prosperity and these same factors are undoubtedly impacting also on many people from a mental health perspective. For the most part, none of these restrictions should effect…

Impact of Covid -19 Issues on Family Law Child Care Arrangements

  • April 10, 2020

Impact of Covid -19 Issues on Family Law Child Care Arrangements With the rapid spread of Covid-19 infections worldwide and the consequent sudden and dramatic government imposed restrictions on human movement and general contact, separated families which have been operating under existing Family Court consent orders, parenting plans and/or personal informal agreements are understandably in…

DIVORCE: Can one spouse kick the other out of the house?

  • April 7, 2020

DIVORCE: Can one spouse kick the other out of the house? In the breakdown of any marriage or defacto relationship, the law gives to each of the spouses the right to apply for a Court Order that will force the other spouse to exit and remain away from the family home. There are two ways…

DIVORCE: How do you divide up Superannuation?

  • March 9, 2020

DIVORCE: How do you divide up Superannuation? For many Australians, Superannuation is one of the most valuable assets they own. Consequently, the right to seek a division of Superannuation and the process by which it is done often becomes a critical part of the asset division following any relationship breakdown.  Here are some of the…

DIVORCE: Liars Beware!  

  • February 10, 2020

DIVORCE: Liars Beware! For many persons facing a relationship breakdown, there is often great worry that the other (now ex) spouse will give in to all of the negativity of the separation and unleash a tirade of abuse and untruths. Although abuse can be very confronting, it is generally easy enough to spot and it…

Can you leave children home alone?

  • January 13, 2020

Can you leave children home alone? The twelve (or more) weeks of school holidays each year are undoubtedly a great time for family fun and relaxation. That same time of course often poses a real challenge for full time working parents. The solution often involves relying on others for support and maybe even considering leaving…

11 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Good Family Lawyer

  • December 17, 2019

11 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A GOOD FAMILY LAWYER Are you in the midst of a relationship breakdown? Any Family Lawyer will tell you that the law is complex and there are many unwritten rules. Both are good reasons to hire a Family Lawyer but here’s 11 reasons why you need a good Family…

Put And Call Options

  • November 13, 2019

PUT AND CALL OPTIONS Put and Call Options are a special type of contract commonly used by land developers. In the most typical scenario, the developer is also a home builder who will use a Put and Call Option to secure the exclusive right to buy a property from its existing owner at a set/fixed…

New Smoking Prohibitions in Body Corporates

  • October 1, 2019

NEW SMOKING PROHIBITIONS IN BODY CORPORATES  At present, Body Corporates (BC’s) are covered by the general anti-smoking regulations that state that no one can smoke within 4 meters of any pedestrian public entrance point and nowhere inside the unit if it is a place of business. Beyond those restrictions however, there was not, until now,…

Retaining Walls

  • September 22, 2019

RETAINING WALLS A retaining wall is a structure designed to hold up an embankment of soil which has been artificially created following either the cutting and excavation or back filling of a sloped allotment of land. In most cases the earthworks are performed to create a more usable level platform of soil for building construction….