Concerns Notice – The first step in formally commencing a defamation claim

Concerns Notice – The first step in formally commencing a defamation claim

By Michael Finch and Ella Mackintosh A Concerns Notice is the first step in any prospective defamation proceedings. It is a formal, written notice sent by an aggrieved person to the publisher or...

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Relationship Breakdown and the Importance of Reviewing Your Estate Plan

Following the breakdown of your marriage or de facto relationship, your primary focus is likely to be putting in place some arrangements for children, re-housing, dividing up your assets/finances and...

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Disclosure of financial documents in family law settlements

  To disclose, or not to disclose – that is the question (or whatever Shakespeare said) A financial settlement with a former partner can be one of the most emotional financial decisions you will...

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements- The pros and cons and top 5 reasons why you should be considering one

  If you’re thinking of walking down the aisle or moving in with your partner, then it may be time to think about a Financial Agreement, commonly referred to a pre-nuptial agreement or ‘pre-nup’...

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Thinking of separating? What’s your number one priority to protect yourself

  Having the support of family and friends can be crucial when going through a relationship breakdown, but getting specialist advice from a family lawyer early on can be invaluable.  ...

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Christmas and Co-parenting- Top 5 tips to making it work

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas but for some, after a stressful 2020, Christmas can be a time of sadness and frustration. So, what can separated families do to make Christmas a little...

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What are the new COVID-19 concessions and who is eligible to apply for them?

A large number of visa holders have been directly impacted by the restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and have been facing uncertainty about their future in Australia. The COVID...

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Allegations in family law proceedings could result in criminal offences

Raising children with your ex-partner following separation can be difficult and stressful and many parents find themselves embroiled in Court proceedings to determine ongoing arrangements for their...

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Hong Kong Visa Concessions

On 9th July 2020, the Australian Government announced special visa concessions for Hong Kong people wanting refuge in Australia from the political instability in Hong Kong (HK): . The primary...