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What happens if I receive a large sum of money after separation?
What happens if I receive a large sum of money after separation?

In my view, if you go through a separation, it is best to have a property settlement as soon as…

Are we having enough conversations about palliative care?
Are we having enough conversations about palliative care?

The burgeoning costs of our public health system is a subject of concern to many. Have you ever considered that…

Can you disinherit an estranged child?
Can you disinherit an estranged child?

Are you entitled to disinherit a child who chooses to have no contact with you? It is an emotive issue,…

Wills for minors: Can an under 18 year old make a will?
Wills for minors: Can an under 18 year old make a will?

In most cases, children under 18 years of age wouldn’t even think of making a Will – they often have…

Gillian Triggs: Older People Subject to ‘Abuse, Violence and Manipulation’
Gillian Triggs: Older People Subject to ‘Abuse, Violence and Manipulation’

Australian Human Rights Commission head, Gillian Triggs, says elder abuse victims are more likely to seek help from a doctor…

Relocating with children post-separation
Relocating with children post-separation

There are a whole host of reasons why a parent may want to relocate with children following a family breakdown:…

Family Law & Your Self Managed Superannuation Fund
Family Law & Your Self Managed Superannuation Fund

Self managed super funds are a hot topic right now as Australia’s ageing population continues to grow.  We see more…

Superannuation & Family Law Settlements: FAQ’s
Superannuation & Family Law Settlements: FAQ’s

Why is superannuation included in property settlements? Superannuation is regarded as property under the Family Law Act 1975 and can…

A shift for shift workers: parenting arrangements post separation
A shift for shift workers: parenting arrangements post separation

Parenting arrangements for shift workers. Not your average 9-5? Making arrangements for children to spend time with each parent after…

Challenging the validity of Financial Agreements in Court
Challenging the validity of Financial Agreements in Court

Financial Agreements are contracts that let couples arrange how their property will be divided after, or if, their relationship breaks…

Should GPs be referring obese patients for bariatric surgery more readily?
Should GPs be referring obese patients for bariatric surgery more readily?

If a GP has obese patients, and their obesity may increase the likelihood that their other conditions will get worse,…

Senior lawyer writes NDIS handbook
Senior lawyer writes NDIS handbook

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will fundamentally change the way we, as a society, care for our sick and…

Aged Care is failing because of ineffective complaints system
Aged Care is failing because of ineffective complaints system

News and current affairs programmes are increasingly filled with horrific stories involving abuse and unnecessary deaths of elderly people in…

Assisting clients who suffer the anguish of stillbirth or neonatal death
Assisting clients who suffer the anguish of stillbirth or neonatal death

The birth of a child is meant to be a joyous occasion but around 800 mothers a year in NSW…

Are claims for gynaecological injury during childbirth on the rise?
Are claims for gynaecological injury during childbirth on the rise?

Many women who sustain a gynaecological injury in childbirth feel disappointed and sceptical of the care that they were provided…

Forced sterilisation: can a woman change her mind in labour?
Forced sterilisation: can a woman change her mind in labour?

It is well established that giving treatment without consent, absent emergency or necessity, is actionable in tort. The options are…

Legal Remedies for Unnecessary Dental Treatment
Legal Remedies for Unnecessary Dental Treatment

As Medical Negligence and Health lawyers, we frequently encounter errors in dental treatment, resulting in extreme pain, poor outcomes, and…

Hysterectomy and the disabled – coerced sterilisation
Hysterectomy and the disabled – coerced sterilisation

The Australian Government is currently holding a Senate Inquiry into the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of people with disabilities. It…

Why are we waiting – the crisis in hospital Emergency Departments (ED)
Why are we waiting – the crisis in hospital Emergency Departments (ED)

Why are we waiting? Most of us have at some stage had to attend the Emergency Department (ED) at our local…

Special Bulletin Report of the Garling Inquiry
Special Bulletin Report of the Garling Inquiry

The Garling Report After ten months of hearings conducted around the state, Commissioner Peter Garling SC delivered his report containing…

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