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5 key child support concepts and 1 important tip for your day to day parenting

If you have separated from your partner and have care of the child/children from that relationship, you will likely be able to apply for financial assistance from the other parent in the form of child support. Child support is an ongoing payment from one parent to the other, for the…

6 alternatives to going to court for your family law matter

What are the alternatives to going to court? Going to court is a lengthy and costly route to take in family law matters. The process from application to final hearing (in cases where resolution can’t be reached along the way) can take anywhere from 2 and 4 years. While the…

5 things to consider when a loved one passes away

5 things to consider when a Loved One has passed away Introduction Losing a loved one is a difficult time in anyone’s life, regardless of how close or distant the relationship. Grieving for a loved one takes time, sometimes years and returning to the normalcy of your life so soon…

3 key considerations about your de facto relationship

For de facto relationships when the relationship starts and ends isn’t as clear as when you marry.  For example, you don’t usually hold a ceremony to celebrate ‘moving in together’. While you can register your relationship by lodging a form with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in your…

5 stages of a divorce application

The word divorce can be seen as an all-encompassing term to describe the separation process. ‘I’m getting a divorce’, ‘my cousin Max is getting divorced’.  A lot of lawyers also describe themselves as a ‘divorce lawyer’. Technically, however, an application for divorce is an administrative application to the court to…

Who should I appoint as Executor of my Will?

When making a will it is usual to appoint an Executor whose job it is to ensure your wishes are followed. Executors have certain duties when administering your Estate, such as calling in all of your assets, settling certain debts and liabilities, lodging tax returns, liaising with financial institutions and…

When to revise your will – 6 key life events

Having written here about the importance of having a will and provided you tips for appointing your executor here - hopefully these will have spurred you on to get a new will or at least consider whether your current will meets your needs. Having prepared a new will, it is…

Why do you need a Will – what happens if you don’t have one?

  If a person dies without a valid Will this is described as dying intestate. Part 3 of the Succession Act 1981 (the Act) in Queensland contains provisions for estate administration when someone dies intestate. Schedule 2 contains the details of what happens in different circumstances depending on whether there…

3 things to consider when selling your business

There are a number of factors to consider when selling your business, one of the most important being how much you would like to sell your business for.  Selling your business can be a challenging task, so it’s important to get it right.  Aside from the sale price, there are…

Resolve your matter: Family Dispute Resolution & Mediation

If you are recently separated or have been separated for some time, and have matters to discuss with your former spouse, Family Dispute Resolution and Mediation are two forums which provide parties with the opportunity to have open discussions and work towards resolving your matter.  So what is the difference…

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