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Can I leave money to my pet?

Can I leave money to my pet

For those of us whose “family” includes a furry friend, they can often be forgotten when we discuss our own mortality. However, unlike humans, pets cannot directly inherit any assets. Under Australian domestic law, they are considered to be property and can therefore be given to someone or something as a gift, but they themselves cannot be the recipient of a gift. This can make it difficult when a Willmaker wants to ensure their beloved pet is appropriately looked after.

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Am I in a De Facto Relationship?

What Constitutes a DeFacto Relationship

You need to be aware that once you start spending significant time with a new partner, you are leaving yourself open to the risk that your relationship may later be classified as a ‘de facto relationship’.

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Could spending most nights with my partner potentially result in me being considered to be in a de facto relationship-even if we haven’t moved in together or signed any lease?

could i be in a defacto relationship?

Could spending most nights with my girlfriend potentially result in me being considered to be in a de facto relationship with her-even if we haven’t moved in together or signed any lease?

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Propery Orders V Maintenance Orders

Property Orders V Maintenance Orders

Do you know the difference between Property Orders and Maintenance Orders? The following infographic helps to explain the difference.

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Property orders, maintenance orders, what’s the difference and does it matter?

Property orders, maintenance orders, what's the difference?

Property orders, maintenance orders, what’s the diference and does it matter? Yes, there is a difference and yes it does matter.

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What is Duty of Disclosure?

What is Duty of Disclosure?

The following is an infographic explaining the phrase Duty of Disclosure.

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Duty of Disclosure

Duty of Disclosure

What is the duty of disclosure and what happens if a party to a family law proceeding fails to provide full and frank disclosure?
The obligation to make full and frank disclosure in family law proceedings is fundamental to the exercise of jurisdiction in both parenting and financial matters.

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What is Legal Professional Privilege

What is legal Professional Privilege

What is Legal Professional Privilege?
All communications between a client and their lawyer will remain confidential and are protected by Legal Professional Privilege (“LPP”). LPP applies where the central purpose of the communication is the giving or receiving…

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Confidentiality

Confidentiality article

Commonly, clients want to ensure that what they tell their lawyer is confidential. Communications between a client and their lawyer will remain confidential and are protected by Legal Professional Privilege (“LPP”). LPP applies where the central purpose of the communication is the giving or receiving…

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The impact of increasing house prices on family law matters

The impact of housing prices on family law matters

When parties separate, they will usually commence a property settlement to divide the assets of their relationship. The first step in the family law property settlement process is to determine the net pool of assets available for distribution between the parties.

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