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Do not delay if you think you have a claim against a deceased estate
This WA decision illustrates what could persuade a Court to extend the time limit for making a family provision claim.
Australia
27 May 2019
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What you need to know about divorce in Australia versus America
The American system of marriage and divorce is, of course, drastically different to the system operating in Australia.
Australia
12 Apr 2019
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Adult child maintenance for ongoing education and living expenses
Adult Child maintenance, as distinct from child support, may be payable for a child over the age of 18 years in certain cases.
Australia
27 Mar 2019
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Planning for incapacity – An important part of your estate plan
Planning for incapacity requires: Enduring Power of Attorney; Enduring Power of Guardianship; and Advance Health Directive.
Australia
27 Mar 2019
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The great vaccination debate: What does the Family Court have to say?
Debates over vaccinating the children have increased and can be a source of great conflict between separated parents.
Australia
21 Feb 2019
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What happens to the pets after separation?
The Family Courts follow the general position that a family pet is included in the definition of property in the Act.
Australia
19 Dec 2018
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We have separated, how long do we have to sort it all out? - Time limits in Family Court matters
Remember there are minimum time requirements and time limitations for the filing of some documents in the Family Court.
Australia
11 Oct 2018
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6 tips to make life easier for your executor
Being an executor can be time-consuming, so consider these tips now to make the job easier for your executor later.
Australia
11 Oct 2018
9
Drug testing in Family Court proceedings
To ensure that children are not exposed to risk of harm, the Court may order that parents undertake random drug testing.
Australia
8 Sep 2018
10
Changing back to your maiden name after separation or divorce
Although there is no legal requirement to do so, many separated or divorced women revert to using their maiden name.
Australia
3 Sep 2018
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What is it all worth? Determining values in family law proceedings
The first step in considering a property settlement after a separation is to decide the asset pool between the parties.
Australia
30 Aug 2018
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The family law system review in 2019: What you need to know
There may be further changes to the WA system after the review into the Australian Family Law system after March 2019.
Australia
26 Aug 2018
13
Contesting wills - Insight from Power v Smart (2018) WASC 168
The case demonstrates the type of evidence required to contest a will and the high threshold needed in order to succeed.
Australia
11 Aug 2018
14
Social media and family law – what to post and what not to post when going through a divorce.
Article warns that your social media posts can be used as evidence in family law proceedings.
Australia
7 Aug 2018
15
Useful tools for navigating co-parenting
To share parental responsibility for a child, to spend time with that child, both parents need a degree of co-parenting.
Australia
6 Aug 2018
16
Family Provision Act claims: New costs determination caps introduced in Western Australia
These are important changes relevant to legal practitioners who practice in the area of contested deceased estates.
Australia
14 Jul 2018
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Do not delay if you think you have a claim against a deceased estate
This decision is an illustration of the exercise of a Court's discretion to extend the time limit for making a claim.
Australia
7 Jul 2018
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The Australian family law system review: What you need to know
There may be changes to the WA system after the completion of the Australian Family Law system review in March 2019.
Australia
14 Jun 2018
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What is considered property in Family Law and when can I get rid of his or her stuff?
In general, no items should be sold, encumbered, damaged or disposed of until family property matters are resolved.
Australia
3 May 2018
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Superannuation splitting and family law - WA de facto couples
Soon all Australian couples experiencing separation will be able to split their superannuation in property settlement matters.
Australia
3 Apr 2018
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