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Reminder: Free Information Session on Collaborative Family Law Tuesday 15 June

Are you going through a divorce and want to avoid the court process? Are you looking to maintain a respectful relationship with your partner and reduce conflict and stress on your family?

Join the experienced team from the Southern Sydney Collaborative Professionals (SSCP) for a Free Facebook Live, Tuesday 15th June at 7:30pm, where they discuss the benefits of Collaborative Family Law.

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Information Session on Collaborative Law-FREE Facebook Live event

Free Family Law webinar-Collaborative Law

Are you going through a divorce and want to avoid the court process? Are you looking to maintain a respectful relationship with your partner and reduce conflict and stress on your family?

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Family Law Tip: Don’t video record your ex-partner at Contact changeovers!

If your relationship is at such a point where you cannot come into contact with each other without the need to record the other parent, then maybe you should not be involved in the changeover altogether. This type of situation shows a clear breakdown in the relationship between the parents and there is a need for them to better manage their changeovers.

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Welcome to Jasmine Khoury

We trust you will join us in welcoming Jasmine to our Solari and Stock Team. Jasmine started with the Commercial Law Team in May 2021, as a member of this team she will work in commercial litigation and other commercial matters.

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What to do if the Police won’t charge someone who has just assaulted you?

In the last 21 years of working as a Lawyer in Family Law, I have had many clients who have called and told me that they have been a victim of crime or a victim of family violence and the Police, have, for whatever reason, made a decision to not charge the alleged Offender.

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Thank you!

What a wonderful surprise from one of Nikita’s very happy clients!

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Criminalising Coercive Control

Last night The Project-on Network 10, ran an important piece on Criminalizing Coercive Control and given our article by Adrian Stock regarding this very topic a few months ago, it shows this is still very much top of mind for many people. Can NSW follow Tasmania’s lead and make this a criminal offence?

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The Rise of Digital Stalking

There are many technologies which we use every day that were designed to bring us closer together with our friends, families and loved ones, but what happens when these technologies are used to harm, intimidate or stalk us? Many of us carry a life’s worth…

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The Boutique Lawyer Podcast : Investing in the right technology

Onboarding the right kind of technology at the onset of COVID-19 was paramount for Michael Solari, who believes it is always important to keep looking at different ways that we can improve our processes, our systems and our resources.

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How to determine the value of assets for a Family Law property settlement?

Determining the value of each of the assets in the asset pool is an essential step to resolving family law property matters. Often placing a value on all of the assets can be a significant cause for dispute between the separated parties.

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Law Week Feature in the St George and Sutherland Shire

Have you seen the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader’s Law Week Feature?

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Should I delay my property settlement?

It comes as a shock to many to hear that assets which were acquired after separation but before a property settlement has occurred, can still be included in the property pool in a Family Law property settlement and available for division between the parties.

To many, this principle appears to be unjust, as there seems to be no connection between the post separation asset and the former relationship, however the Court’s view is that there need not be a direct connection between the relationship and the asset.

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Wills-should you be giving everything to your spouse in your Will?

In the normal course where a couple have been together for many years (and being their first marriage or long term relationship), their wills usually provide for their estate to pass to the survivor in the first instance and upon the death of the survivor then the estate is to pass through to the children.

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Our next newsletter has been released!

Our April 2021 edition of our newsletter has been released and sent to our clients via email and mail, and now a copy of the newsletter can be found here and viewed in PDF

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What Happens if I do not Attend Court?

You have just been served with Court documents in relation to property settlement and/or parenting matters from your former spouse which can be confusing, stressful and intimidating. This can be the case if you do not get on well with your former spouse and you do not have the money to hire a lawyer to represent you. It can be very tempting to either ignore the documents and fail to attend Court or fail to file any documents in the proceedings.

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Protecting Man’s Best Friend: Welcome Changes in Law for Victims of Family Violence

On 27 March 2021, under new laws, domestic violence victim-survivors and their companion animals will have greater protections from abuse.

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How Technology will Direct the Future for Boutique Lawyers

Across conference tables and networking sessions at the recent Lawyers Weekly Boutique Law Summit in Sydney, delegates were abuzz about how to take on the future.

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Q&A-Co Ownership Agreements

Why should you have a Co-Ownership Agreement? Here are some frequently asked questions relating to disputes between Co-Owners.

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Q&A-Winding up on just and equitable grounds

Under section 461(1)(k) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) a Court may make a winding up order and appoint a liquidator to a company where it is of the opinion that it is just and equitable that the company be wound up.

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What Are My Rights to See My Grandchild?

As a grandparent myself, I can well understand the emotional distress that may be caused where parents refuse to allow their child to spend time with a grandparent.

This issue arose recently in the case of Sarti & Sarti, heard on Appeal in the Family Court of Australia in December 2020.

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Estate Planning – Q&A

What does the term “estate planning” mean?

This is term we use to describe all and any documents which relate to your own person. This includes your Will, power of attorney and enduring guardian. It can also include any letters of wishes or advanced directive that you may have.

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Welcome to Valentina Abouzeid

Solari and Stock is pleased to welcome a new addition to the team, Valentina Abouzeid.

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Solari and Stock are a registered COVID SAFE Business

Solari and Stock are officially registered as a COVID Safe business. What do you need to do to comply as a client of Solari and Stock Lawyers?

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Michael Solari welcomes You To 2021

Michael Solari welcomes our clients to 2021. Sharing shares updated information about Solari and Stock, upcoming changes, updates and staff changes.

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Challenging a Will in NSW: How and Who Pays the Costs?

Challenging a Will, on any pathway, is a very different beast to other forms of litigation and cost implications can play a big role in choosing to take estate litigation forward.
So what are the pathways to challenge a Will?

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Wills and Estates Q&A-Can I write my own will?

Sometimes, people attempt a ‘homemade’ will without any guide or assistance but such documents often do not follow correct legal form nor withstand legal scrutiny; there are many formalities that a valid will must follow and legal assistance is really the best way to adhere to these.

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Child Support Q&A

Clients will often ask us ‘How much Child Support am I entitled to?’ or ‘How much Child Support should I be paying to my ex?’

How much Child Support you are entitled to receive, or you are required to pay, will depend upon your circumstances. The amount you are assessed to pay or be paid, will be as determined by the Child Support Agency (the ‘CSA”), if and when one parent makes an Application for Child Support.

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Top Tips for Separated Parents at Christmas

As we are fast approaching the ‘Silly Season’, we need to seriously think about taking care of ourselves and our children at Christmas! Emotions are often high at Christmas and especially so for separated families.

Here are some of our Top Tips:

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Commercial Law Q&A

Are my Staff Casual Employees, or permanent?
Anyone who is responsible for the hiring and firing of staff should be across the “type” of employee they hire. The recent case of Workpac Pty Ltd v Rossato (2020) has highlighted that you cannot make assumptions.
So how do you know if you have a permanent or casual employee?

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Legislative changes to discretionary trusts and foreign persons

The State Revenue Legislation Further Amendment Act 2020 No.14 has introduced a new section 104JA to the Duties Act 1997 No.123 (“new Act”) designed to strengthen New South Wales’ revenue base.

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Family Owned and Operated Podcast

As a part of the Sutherland Shire Leader Family Owned and Operated feature, Solari and Stock were also invited to take part in a podcast recording which again highlights family businesses within the St George and Sutherland Area.

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Family Owned and Operated

Solari and Stock were recently invited to participate in the Family Owned and Operated feature in the Sutherland Shire Leader.

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Conveyancing Alert – QuiContract

Although we haven’t had any first-hand experience in seeing this implemented, it has been brought to our attention that the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales has prepared a document which they refer to as a QuiContract.

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Where to start with a Deceased Estate

Managing the estate of a deceased friend or loved one can be a very overwhelming task. Aside from processing the sadness of loss, you have the added pressure of honouring someone’s wishes while trying to understand jargon in a complicated legal process.

The first question you need to ask is simple: do they have a Will?

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Parenting with my Ex in the middle of the COVID19 Pandemic

Parenting with my Ex in the middle of the COVID19 Pandemic

This has been a difficult time for many families trying to work out what to do with the arrangements for their children during the COVID19 global pandemic. We have outlined some of the issues that separated parents are facing at this time

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