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Paying Child Support for Adult Children

Paying Child Support for Adult Children

Paying for adult children  Child support payments usually stop when the child turns 18.  However, there are some circumstances where the court will make orders for what is called adult child maintenance. Financial support for children aged over 18 can be obtained if...

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Trust options for children with disabilities

Trust options for children with disabilities

Trust options for children with disabilities Estate planning for families with disabled children comes with an added layer of worry and forethought. If you have a child with high support needs, you can draw up what is known as a “care plan” which will include...

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Enduring or General Power of Attorney?

Enduring or General Power of Attorney?

Enduring power of attorney or general power of attorney? Estate planning is more than just making sure you have a valid Will.  Appointing someone as either a general power of attorney or an enduring power of attorney means your wishes will be carried out throughout...

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Is It Time To Sell?

Is It Time To Sell?

Summer is coming - it’s time to sell There’s a warm spring breeze in the air, and everyone has the urge to throw open the windows and clean out the house. November and early December are some of the best times of the year to sell your home, and there’s a few reasons...

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Do I Need a Lawyer?

Do I Need a Lawyer?

I’m getting divorced – do I really need a lawyer? Legally, you don’t have to engage a lawyer to help you deal with a divorce.  But family law in Australia can be complex and it’s highly recommended that you have someone with you to help navigate the legal ‘ins and...

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Protecting Your Business During Divorce

Protecting Your Business During Divorce

Avoiding a “Succession” like drama when dealing with business and divorce can be tricky and emotional. How a business asset is divided during divorce can depend on the structure of your business. If you operate as a sole trader, most of the time, the business is kept...

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You can’t leave the country

You can’t leave the country

With borders re-opening worldwide, we can once again travel to visit friends and relatives overseas or even just take a well-earned holiday.  However, if you’re in the middle of a separation, divorce, or custody dispute, you should pack your passport away for now.  If...

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Safety first when selling

Safety first when selling

Updated electrical and fire safety regulations mean anyone selling their home must meet certain obligations. Firstly, any home built after 1992 must have a safety switch installed. An electrical safety switch is designed to protect people from the most frequent cause...

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Property transactions with e-conveyancing

Property transactions with e-conveyancing

E-conveyancing, the electronic settlement of property transactions, has become mandatory in Queensland since 20 February 2023. Queensland now joins New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, and Western Australia, which have already been utilising e-conveyancing for...

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Death and parenting orders

Death and parenting orders

Death is not something that is easy to talk about, but if you’re in the middle of making parenting arrangements and custody orders after a relationship breakdown, it’s something you need to consider. If for example, you have sole parental responsibility for your...

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What is the five-day extension clause?

What is the five-day extension clause?

Buying and selling property can be a stressful exercise, even for the most experienced real estate mogul. One of the most stressful aspects is the timing – ensuring all parties are ready to settle on time can be a little hectic. There can be severe consequences for...

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