How to Tell Your Children You Are Separating

If you and your partner have decided to separate, you might be wondering how best to tell your children. How should you talk to your child? What can you say and do to help them get through the process...

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Divorce – Helping Children Cope

If you’re going through a divorce, no doubt one of your biggest concerns is how it will affect your kids. Telling your children that you’re separating and trying to help them through it is...

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The Common Causes of Partnership Disputes

Business partnerships are complex and can have their fair share of ups and downs. No matter how strong your relationship is with your business partner, disputes can still arise at some point during th...

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Understanding Caveats

Caveats can be applied to properties of all kinds and they affect dealings with the property and how the property is used. While not affecting the ownership of a property, the caveat system allows thi...

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Property Settlements in an Uncertain Time

With the current Coronavirus pandemic causing chaos on a global scale, separated parties across Australia are now facing the question of how to proceed with their property settlement. COVID-19 has aff...

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The 5 Benefits of Choosing a Local Lawyer

You only need to have the television or radio on for a few minutes to hear the advertisements of many large legal corporations, so it can sometimes be easy to let a recognisable name handle your affai...

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Solicitor or Lawyer – Is there a Difference?

In Australia there are a number of terms used to describe legal practitioners, with the most common being lawyer and solicitor. Most people use the terms ‘Lawyer’ and ‘Solicitor’ interchangeab...

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7 Reasons to Hire a Business Lawyer

As a business owner, you launch your business with the hope that everything will go to plan and you’ll end up running a very successful organization. However, many Australian businesses fail in thei...

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Divorce - Things You Need to Know

In Australia, statistics show that one third of relationships end in separation or divorce. Navigating divorce can be a daunting and emotional process and there are no hard and fast rules as to which ...

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Negotiating a Divorce Settlement

Going through a divorce is one of the hardest things you may have deal with in your life. It’s a time of high emotion, pain and anger and it’s something no one ever wants to endure. Divorce rates ...

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When Do I Need a Confidentiality Agreement?

A confidentiality agreement (also called a Non-Disclosure Agreement or NDA) is a common commercial law instrument in business negotiations. Generally, agreements can be one-way or mutual. A one-way ...

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Do You Need a Trademark for Your Business?

Trademarks, copyright and patents fall under ‘intellectual property’ and are a major area of commercial law. Intellectual property law provides creators with rights and protections for distributin...

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A Complete Guide to Child Support in Victoria

Child support is the financial support paid by one parent to the other, to help with the costs of a child aged under 18. The law says that both parents have a duty to support their children financiall...

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Your Criminal Law Questions Answered

Whether you’ve been charged with an offence or you’re the victim of an offence, going through the criminal justice system can be an overwhelming experience for anyone. But it’s important to reme...

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Your Guide to Criminal Defence in Victoria

When you have been charged with an offence, understanding your rights, obligations and potential outcomes is one of the best assets you have.  A criminal defence lawyer can help you with this.   In...

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Domestic Violence Support Resources

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence in any form, there are a number of services that you can reach out to. Seeking legal advice can be one step that you take in responding to ...

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Do I Need to Go to Court to Get Divorced?

The only requirement for a divorce is the ‘irretrievable breakdown’ of a marriage.  This is proved by the husband and wife having been separated for 12 months with no likelihood of getting back t...

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Criminal Law Legal Jargon Explained

Being charged with a criminal offence can be a difficult time. It’s even more stressful when you’re surrounded by a whole lot of legal jargon and words that you’re unfamiliar with.  Having some...

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Family Law Legal Jargon Explained

Legal processes that involve family are some of the hardest situations to navigate, causing emotional stress for all parties involved. It can be even more stressful when you feel as though your lawyer...

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