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Child Custody, Family Law
April 3, 2020

Child custody judgment expressed through a letter to a young person

Child custody judgments take into account a number of factors including the law, the welfare of the child and any supporting information such as parental/guardian statements and the findings of...

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March 19, 2020

An important message to our clients and community

RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) THREAT Last updated 25 March, 2020 In response to the ongoing and evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) threat, Scammell & Co. is committed to providing minimal disruption...

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Wills & Estate Planning
March 18, 2020

Estate planning issues concerning a self-managed superannuation fund

Superannuation is likely to be one of your major assets/financial resources. If you have a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) it is important to consider who will control it if you...

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Compulsory Acquisitions, Property Law
March 6, 2020

Impacted by an Adelaide infrastructure project? Get fair compensation.

Scammell & Co are assisting Adelaide property owners and businesses who find themselves at a stalemate with the DPTI over compensation The Government of South Australia has announced $12.9 billion...

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Wills & Estate Planning
February 28, 2020

Couples with blended families have unique considerations when preparing a will

Both my spouse and I have children from previous relationships. How do we ensure there are no disputes over our estate after we die? Unfortunately, blended family disputes over wills...

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Family Law
February 12, 2020

Considering a DIY Family Law Consent Order? You might be setting yourself up for failure.

While the Family Court's 'DIY Kit' provides information and guidance about making an Application for Consent Orders, we highly recommend that you obtain legal advice and assistance before attempting to...

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Family Law
January 17, 2020

There are steps you can take to get your ex to contribute towards existing bills and loans

How do I force my former husband to pay half the Council rates after he has moved out? After a marriage breakdown, it is not necessarily the case that your...

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Commercial Law
December 4, 2019

Buying or selling a business need not be daunting

When buying or selling a business, how can a lawyer help?   Buying or selling a business is complex. It is tempting to get the deal done as quickly as...

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Child Protection Law
November 15, 2019

SA child protection initiatives aim to improve outcomes for Aboriginal children in care

Back in August this year the Department for Child Protection (DCP) announced it would aim to double its Aboriginal workforce by 2024 from the current 5 per cent, to help...

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Commercial Law
October 30, 2019

Starting up an SME? Getting your business documents right will set you up for success

Anyone starting their own small to medium enterprise will quickly realise that there are several important legal documents required which, if done properly, will ultimately have a positive impact on...

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Property Law
October 22, 2019

Government has tunnel-vision for North-South corridor

The South Australian Government is looking at making changes to existing laws that underpin compulsory acquisitions. Such laws fall under the Highways Act 1926 with the acquisition process governed by...

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