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Family Law: A Case Study on when Business and Personal Collide

Posted by James Frank on Apr 20, 2017 4:38:17 PM

The law is fluid and often only changes when situations arise forcing an otherwise unanticipated outcome. This is a case study on businesses in Family Law compiled from a number of matters our firm has handled.

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Topics: Family Law Property Settlement, Family Law, family

Family Law: Mediation vs Conciliation vs Negotiation (noun)

Posted by James Frank on Apr 20, 2017 4:32:40 PM

Mediation (noun): a non-binding process parties may elect to partake in aimed at working through issues and disputes in a family law matter.

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Topics: Family Law Property Settlement, Family Law, Court

Family Law: Division of the assets (noun)

Posted by James Frank on Apr 19, 2017 5:55:34 PM

Division of the assets (noun): a percentage figure based on the contributions and future needs of parties to a relationship which determines how much of the asset pool they will receive.

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Topics: Family Law Property Settlement, Family Law

Family Law: Net Asset Pool (noun)

Posted by James Frank on Apr 19, 2017 5:54:34 PM

Net Asset Pool (NAP) (noun): (assets – liabilities) + superannuation = Net Asset Pool

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Topics: Family Law Property Settlement, Family Law, Family Law and Finance

Movie Piracy – the new law for your Internet Service Provider

Posted by Robert Webb on Apr 10, 2017 11:45:06 AM

Ever since the Dallas Buyers Club debacle last year, Australia has watched carefully how movie piracy laws will develop. That development recently came to a head when the Federal Court of Australia handed down a landmark decision on movie piracy/copyright law.

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Topics: Litigation

Estate & Succession Planning: Estate Planning in an Ageing Population

Posted by Naomi Webb on Apr 5, 2017 12:11:21 PM

Often we tend to assume that a Will is the most important Estate Planning document. However, our ageing population goes to show just how important the other Estate Planning documents are.

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Topics: Estate & Succession Planning, Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship

Estate & Succession Planning: Don't Lose your Documents!

Posted by Naomi Webb on Apr 5, 2017 11:39:44 AM

A recent matter of ours involved a woman who attended our office to discuss the recent passing of her husband. She was the sole executor and sole beneficiary of the Estate. She was grieving and struggling to discuss the Estate and to understand the process required to obtain legal authority to deal with the deceased’s assets (by obtaining a Grant of Probate).

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Topics: Estate & Succession Planning, Probate

Family Law: Case Study – Transferring property to loved ones

Posted by James Frank on Apr 4, 2017 4:46:16 PM

The law is fluid and often only changes when situations arise forcing an otherwise unanticipated outcome. This is a case study on transferring property to loved ones which our firm has dealt with in the past.

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Topics: Family Law Property Settlement, Family Law, Family Law and Business, Family Law Property

Estate & Succession Planning: You might have a Will, but do you know where it is?

Posted by Naomi Webb on Apr 4, 2017 2:45:56 PM

So you know you made a Will, but you have no idea where it is.

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Topics: Estate & Succession Planning, Executor, Wills

Estate & Succession Planning: How long has it been since you updated your Will?

Posted by Naomi Webb on Apr 4, 2017 2:38:47 PM

If you need to go through old drawers, push past scrap paper and old receipts, then wipe away a layer of dust - all to find your Will - then chances are that it needs updating.

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Topics: Estate & Succession Planning, Wills, Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship

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