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Who gets your pet?  How Australian Courts deal with Pet Custody Laws.

who gets your pet? How Australian Courts deal wiith Pet Custody Laws

Pet custody determines who gets ownership and responsibility for a pet after the owners separate or divorce. In many legal jurisdictions, pets are often considered personal property, similar to other assets.

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Solari and Stock Client Newsletter is out now!

Solari and Stock Client Newsletter

Our February 2024 Client Newsletter is out now!

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Security Notice for Solari and Stock Clients

Security Notice Solari and Stock
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HOW DO I LEGALLY SEPARATE FROM MY SPOUSE?

how do I legally separate from my spouse?

Separation is the ending of an intimate partner relationship, including the end of a marriage or de facto relationship. It is often a difficult time; it can be stressful, and you may feel unsure about what to do next.

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Can I prevent my child from travelling overseas after family separation?

Can I prevent my child from travelling overseas after family separation?

Some parents may worry that their former partner who wishes to travel overseas with their child will not return. In these circumstances, a parent may file an urgent application to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia prohibiting the child from travelling overseas. This article will explore the orders that the Court can make to prevent a parent from traveling overseas with their child following separation.

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Land Tax Exemption Changes

Infographic Land Tax Exemption Changes

From 1 February 2024,
a person is not entitled to a principal place of residence exemption in relation to a property, unless all the persons who use and occupy the property as their principal place of residence together own at least a 25% interest in the property.

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Changes to Eligibility for Land Tax Exemption for Principal Place of Residence

Changes to eligibility for land tax exemption for principal place of residence

On 19 September 2023, and as a result of the NSW Government’s 23/24 Budget, the Treasury and Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 (NSW) was introduced into Parliament which introduced changes to the Land Tax Management Act 1956 (NSW) which changes the eligibility for the land tax exemption relating to a person’s principal place of residence, where only one of the co-owners occupies the property.

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Video: Shweta Kumar-What is Parental Responsibility?

In this video Shweta Kumar discusses parental responsibility, what it means and what it involves; it’s the authority to make decisions about your children relating to their care, welfare and their development.

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Only Two Months to Christmas!

2 months till Christmas-National Deadline FCFCOA

As we are getting closer to the end of the year, if you are a separated parent, you might want to make sure that you have already started talking to your Ex about arrangements for the school holidays and that you have some agreement about the upcoming Christmas school holidays.

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What is Parental Responsibility?

What is parental responsibility?

You might have heard the term parental responsibility, but do you know what it means and what it involves? Parental responsibility is the authority to make decisions about your children relating to their care, welfare and their development.

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Can I take my child overseas after family separation?

Can I take my child overseas after family separation

Parents wishing to travel with their children overseas after a family separation must be aware of certain provisions under the Family Law Act that require consent to be obtained from the non-travelling parent prior to travel. Failure to obtain consent may result in the travelling parenting being penalised or denied at the border.

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Constesting A Will

Contesting a Will

Contesting a Will is becoming more prevalent; complex family dynamics, relationship breakdowns, and increased wealth, are giving rise to disputes on death.

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Understanding Negative Gearing

Understanding negative gearing

Negative gearing is a prominent term that often arises in the realm of real estate and property investment. This article aims to shed light on what negative gearing is, how it works, its advantages and disadvantages, and its potential impact on investors.

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Mid Year Client Newsletter is out now!

Solari and Stock Client Newsletter

Welcome to our mid year client newsletter. We have selected a number of articles by our Solari and Stock Team and our guest writer Simon Boylan that may be of interest.  

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Am I in a De Facto Relationship?

Am I in a defacto relationship?

A “de facto” relationship is where two people who are not married or related by family, are in a relationship as a couple on a “genuine domestic basis”. This includes same sex couples.

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Video: Superannuation and Family Law

Superannuation and Family Law

In this video Kirstin Attard discusses superannuation and the way it is handled within the realms Family Law.

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Solari and Stock’s Client Portal is now live!

Solari and Stock client portal

Solari and Stock have launched our new Client Portal. The Solari and Stock Client Portal will allow our clients to login to our system whenever they choose to access their own files, view the documents held in their files accounting details relating to the files including any money held in trust, totals of billed and unbilled Work in Progress, billed and unbilled disbursements, how the matters are tracking against estimates provided to the clients and the amount of any outstanding invoices.

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What can you expect when you meet with a Family Lawyer at Solari and Stock?

what to expect when meeting with Family Law Lawyer

Have you ever wondered what to expect when you meet with a Family Lawyer at Solari and Stock? Hopefully this infographic will help to demystify the process for you.

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How can an AVO affect your parenting orders?

How can an AVO affect your parenting orders?

The purpose of an AVO is to protect a person from violence, including stalking, intimidation or harassment. Any person who is or has been the victim of violence and has a reasonable fear to believe that this behaviour will continue, can apply for an Avo.

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Residential Aged Care for Low and Moderate Means Residents

Residential Aged Care for Low and Moderate Means

In our previous aged care article we looked at the costs of care for those with high means (assets above $178,839.20). What about those with a lower level of assets? How can they afford Aged Care? Residents with low or moderate means will have their Age Care Accommodation supplemented by the Government so what does this mean and who is classed as a low or moderate means resident.

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Costs of Living and Family Law

Cost of living and Family Law

Relationship breakdowns are a time of enormous financial stress for most families, especially those with children. The joint finances which have supported one household must now be stretched over two – often with some help from the Government in the form of increased Family Tax Benefit and other payments.

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Overturning Property Orders

With respect to property and financial matters, the Court has a duty to make orders that “as far as practicable…will finally determine the financial relationships between the parties”.

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Can final property orders be varied or set aside?

Can final property orders be varied or set aside?

With respect to property and financial matters, the Court has a duty to make orders that “as far as practicable…will finally determine the financial relationships between the parties”. However, once orders have been made to finally determine a party’s property interests, the Court still has the power to set aside or vary those orders.

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March 2022 Client Newsletter

Welcome to our March Newsletter

Our March Newsletter showcases a number of articles written by our Solari and Stock Lawyers. These articles relate to a variety of topics, and we trust that you find these articles informative.

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What to Expect from a Family Lawyer at Solari and Stock?

What to expect from a Family Lawyer from Solari and Stock

Our Family Lawyers focus on what is important to you, and we give you the benefit of our team’s many years of experience representing Family Law clients. We can guide you because we know how to deal with your situation even if you have a very difficult spouse or partner.

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Secret Centrelink

secret Centrelink

Secret Centrelink. In this article we will explore some lesser known Centrelink legislation that can be used to improve individuals and couples Centrelink outcomes.

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The Government funds the Priority Small Property Pool to be extended to all Family law registries.

Small Property Pool changes

At the end of 2023, the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia announced, that the Courts have received funding from the Commonwealth Government to expand the “Priority Property Pool under $500,000” Pilot initiative to all filing registries.

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Am I required to attend mediation in Family Law?

Am I required to attend mediation in family law?

Mediation, which is known as alternate dispute resolution, is a structured negotiation process where you use the assistance of a third party (the Mediator), to identify and assess options and negotiate an agreement to resolve your dispute.

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Changes to Eligibility for Land Tax Exemption for Principal Place of Residence-updated

Changes to eligibility for land tax exemption for principal place of residence

On 1 February 2024 changes introduced to the Land Tax Management Act (LTMA) 1956 become effective, changing the eligibility for principal place of residence exemption for landowners (PPR exemption).

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Common mistakes that could make your Will invalid

Common mistake that could make your Will invalid

Signing a Will is an important life admin task that most people want to do as quickly and as effortlessly as possible. But without proper care and attention, mistakes could result in your Will being invalid and of no effect.

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Land Tax Exemption Changes-Updated

Land Tax Exemption Changes

On 1 February 2024 changes introduced to the Land Tax Management Act (LTMA) 1956 become effective, changing the eligibility for principal place of residence exemption for landowners (PPR exemption).
If you own less than a 25% interest in the land, and you currently receive a PPR exemption, these changes will apply to you. Refer to Revenue NSW link for further information.

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Can my property orders be changed?

Can my property orders be changed?

Having orders made by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, is generally the most favorable approach for parties going through a separation and wishing to settle their property affairs, as they are binding on the parties and typically difficult to set aside or vary in the absence of an agreement. But what happens when one party has agreed to orders, and subsequently changes their mind? Can property orders be changed?

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Disclosure in Property Matters

Disclosure in Property Matters

The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia requires all parties involved in a family law property matter to make full and frank financial disclosure. This means that all parties must provide the other party all information that may be relevant to the matter whether it is in paper form or electronic documents regardless of whether your matter is before the Court or not.

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