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Why it’s a bad idea to write your own Will

It is relatively easy to find a free Will template on the internet and fairly cheap to buy a Will “kit” from a newsagent or online. There are also websites that have “data collectors” that take your information and create a Will for you seemingly without any legal expertise required. So, is it really a… Read More

Attending Compulsory Family Dispute Resolution – what to expect

Separating couples should make reasonable attempts to agree on the future living arrangements, care and responsibility for their children. The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) provides that, unless there are extenuating circumstances, dispute resolution is compulsory if agreement cannot be reached, prior to bringing an application for parenting orders to the family law courts. Unless… Read More

Understanding and Navigating Parental Alienation

Parental alienation is a complex and emotionally charged issue that can arise in the context of family law disputes. It refers to a situation where one parent engages in behaviours that undermine the child’s relationship with the other parent. This experience can have lasting consequences for the affected child. In Australia, the family law recognises… Read More

The importance of estate planning before capacity becomes an issue

We should all plan for our future. Certainly, we should all have a current will, especially those of us who need to make special arrangements for the care of children or pets. Many of us would also benefit from making a formal arrangement to account for a time when we could find ourselves unable to… Read More

Can I Change the Locks After We Separate?

Separation is often a challenging and emotionally charged time in a person’s life, usually accompanied by significant decisions regarding living arrangements. One common question that arises during this period is whether it is legally permissible to change the locks on a property after separation. Unfortunately, it is difficult to give a simple answer to this… Read More