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It's possible to write your own Will, but there are pitfalls for the unwary.
Kott Gunning
If you separate, and you have children together, you have a continuing responsibility for the care of your children.
Kott Gunning
Recent Australian cases have tested the validity of mirror wills where spouses have mistakenly signed the other's will.
Kott Gunning
The amendments could allow a stepchild of a deceased person to make an application for a provision out of the estate.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
This case illustrates potential difficulties when somebody passes away without having a signed current will in place.
Davis LLP
The Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction entered into force in 1983.
Duncan Cotterill
We all know someone whose home can't be lived in following the Christchurch earthquakes.
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All family trusts contain what is called a 'vesting date' - the date defined in the trust deed when the trust will end.
Cooper Grace Ward
Unless special arrangements are put in place, the surviving spouse may choose not to leave the estate to the children.
Swaab Attorneys
When couples separate or one party decides to end the relationship, there are lots of things that need to be sorted out.
Davis LLP
The Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction entered into force in 1983.
Swaab Attorneys
This article discusses sexually transmitted debt and what it means in the context of family law proceedings.
Swaab Attorneys
The same laws apply for the division of property in a breakdown of a de facto relationship as for a married couple.
Stacks/The Law Firm
Recognised de facto relationships - including same-sex couples - are treated the same as married couples in the courts.
Bartier Perry
In 2013, a new and improved format for the power of attorney document has been legislated by the NSW Parliament.
Rockwell Olivier
The article discusses general rules regarding superannuation beneficiaries as well as BDBNs and taxation considerations.
Swaab Attorneys
If you want to apply for a divorce in Australia either you or your spouse need to have some connection with Australia.
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