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Can your SMS Text messages and Social Media Posts be used as Evidence in Family Law proceedings?

We all love to share our lives on different social media platforms. It’s not uncommon for people to post revealing information or photographs on these public forums. Unfortunately, depending on what information you share, posting on social media can potentially do more harm than good.

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Changing the stigma of fathers’ roles in Family Law cases

We regularly hear about Fathers who worry about their chances of being treated fairly in the Family Court system. Whether right or wrong, the Courts have long carried the stigma of being biased against Fathers when it comes to parenting orders because Mother’s are traditionally viewed as more suitable for the role of primary carer. Whilst in the past there was some truth to this, it is now not the case.

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Solari and Stock December 2020 Newsletter

Our December 2020 edition of our Newsletter has been published and sent to our clients via email and mail, a copy of the newsletter can be found here and viewed in PDF format.

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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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If I die without a will, who gets my assets?

When someone dies without a will, he or she dies ‘intestate’. In each state, the law has arrangements for this which detail who gets what from the deceased’s estate and how this process is to be administered. To do this, an administrator will be appointed to dispose of the estate. It is an executor where there is a will.

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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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