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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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Separation and De-Facto Relationships

The make-up of the modern household is quite different to what it used to be. As a result, the definition of relationships has also changed in the eyes of the law. Today, de facto couples (same sex and heterosexual) are entitled to almost the same rights and claims when it comes to Family Law Matters in relation to property, financial settlements, maintenance and arrangements for the children of the relationship.

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Solari and Stock Christmas closure dates

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Updates to the Unfair Contract Terms legislation set to expand protections

The phrase Unfair Contract Terms (UCTs) sends a shiver down small businesses and consumers alike, and allows larger, contract-issuing, businesses to rub their hands in glee. In the ten years that UCTs legislation has existed in Australia for the protection of consumers (and only four years for small businesses), UCTs are still wildly prevalent and can be back breaking.

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Point to consider during the sale of a business

For many businesses, their people are the most valuable assets. Key employees can offer important skills and expertise, knowledge, reputation and relationships – attributes which are often critical to a business’ success.
So, when purchasing a business, along with other assets such as plant and equipment, the premises and goodwill, it is important to also consider whether to acquire the “human assets”.

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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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