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If your de facto relationship has recently ended, you may need to consider a property settlement and child custody arrangements.
Family Law
April 9, 2021

If your de facto relationship has recently ended, you may need to consider a property settlement and child custody arrangements.

My de facto relationship of two years has ended. Is my ex now entitled to half my assets and joint custody of our young child? For your partner to make...

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Tax obligations relating to superannuation death benefits should be considered when making your nominations
Wills & Estate Planning
March 29, 2021

Tax obligations relating to superannuation death benefits should be considered when making your nominations

When it comes to super death benefits there are two overarching areas of law which affect beneficiaries – superannuation law which sets out who a death benefit is payable to,...

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Crowdfunding could help those with limited financial resources trying to access the legal system
Civil litigation, Dispute Resolution
March 16, 2021

Crowdfunding could help those with limited financial resources trying to access the legal system

The associated costs of a complex and time-consuming legal matter can quickly escalate. As such, for people with limited financial means, accessing the legal system can be challenging. In recent...

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Fines for breaching fishing quotas will catch offending anglers – hook, line and sinker
Criminal Law, Police Matters
March 5, 2021

Fines for breaching fishing quotas will catch offending anglers – hook, line and sinker

Harsher penalties for breaching fishing quotas will have anglers thinking twice about breaking the rules.  Seafood sustainability is a hot topic and after years of lobbying from both the recreational...

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With the popularity of granny flats on the rise, older parents need to protect their interests
Leases and Agreements
February 12, 2021

With the popularity of granny flats on the rise, older parents need to protect their interests

Housing affordability for younger adults and rising aged care costs for the elderly are major financial dilemmas facing Australian families today. Increasingly, families are thinking outside the square to meet...

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In troubled times existing commercial leasing arrangements may be in need of scrutiny
Commercial Law
January 29, 2021

In troubled times existing commercial leasing arrangements may be in need of scrutiny

Coronavirus related economic impacts continue to affect commercial leasing, but there are options available to both tenants and landlords. Commercial and retail tenants and landlords have been greatly affected by...

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Graffiti vandals face significant penalties in a bid to discourage property damage
Criminal Law
January 15, 2021

Graffiti vandals face significant penalties in a bid to discourage property damage

Graffiti is the act of defacing private or public property, including buildings, fences, pathways, public transport and other infrastructure, without the owner’s or state or local government authority’s permission. Graffiti...

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Making a provision in your Will to protect a vulnerable member of your family requires special consideration
Wills & Estate Planning
December 17, 2020

Making a provision in your Will to protect a vulnerable member of your family requires special consideration

Making provision in your Will for a person who is unable to adequately or responsibly manage their financial affairs requires special consideration. Vulnerable beneficiaries may include those whom: Have a...

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When it comes to resolving neighbour disputes over trees, it helps to know your rights and responsibilities
Dispute Resolution
December 10, 2020

When it comes to resolving neighbour disputes over trees, it helps to know your rights and responsibilities

Trees are a common cause of disagreements between neighbours. Disputes can arise over tree size, overhanging or fallen branches, shade, invasive root systems and the potential for a tree to...

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Adelaide residents and businesses negotiate over final stages of North-South Corridor project
Compulsory Acquisitions, Property Law
November 12, 2020

Adelaide residents and businesses negotiate over final stages of North-South Corridor project

The State and Federal Governments have jointly announced the long-awaited decision on the preferred option for the final 10.5km River Torrens to Darlington section of the North-South Corridor upgrade. The...

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If you can no longer afford to feed and medicate your pet, you are at risk of committing an animal cruelty offence.
Criminal Law
November 2, 2020

If you can no longer afford to feed and medicate your pet, you are at risk of committing an animal cruelty offence.

If statistics are anything to go by South Australians are animal lovers. A survey conducted by Animal Medicines Australia revealed 68 per cent of SA households own a pet. Pet...

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In addition to having a Will, residual superannuation needs to be dealt with before you die
Wills & Estate Planning
October 19, 2020

In addition to having a Will, residual superannuation needs to be dealt with before you die

Having a valid Will in place ensures that in the event of your death your assets and interests go to the right person(s). Your superannuation however, does not automatically form...

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