SHOULD I HAVE AN ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY?
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SHOULD I HAVE AN ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY?

While we have reiterated the importance of having a current Will in many previous articles, (click here to read more), the importance of having a current Enduring Power of Attorney is just as important as having your Will in place. While a Will provides instructions for your executors in relation to the distribution of your...

PARENTING ORDERS
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PARENTING ORDERS

Our family lawyers have been fielding a lot of questions in the past several weeks from worried parents regarding their children and parenting orders, so we thought it would be prudent to provide a brief update on the current guidelines surrounding the care of children and the operation of parenting court orders during this time....

WHAT IS SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE?
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WHAT IS SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE?

Where parties separate and one party to the marriage/de facto relationship is unable to adequately support themselves, then the other party may be required to pay spousal maintenance. A person has a responsibility, under the provisions of the Family Law Act to assist their former spouse or partner financially in circumstances where that person’s income...

HOW DO I PROTECT MY ASSETS FROM MY PARTNER? DO I NEED A “BFA” (BINDING FINANCIAL AGREEMENT)?
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HOW DO I PROTECT MY ASSETS FROM MY PARTNER? DO I NEED A “BFA” (BINDING FINANCIAL AGREEMENT)?

Binding Financial Agreements (“BFA’s”), commonly referred to as “pre-nuptial agreements” or “pre-nups” are becoming increasingly popular globally as couples look to put in place safeguards and individual asset protection strategies to protect their financial position as they enter into a new relationship. BFA’s are no longer reserved solely for celebrities and multi-millionaires looking to protect...

WHAT CAN EMPLOYERS LEGALLY ASK IN AN INTERVIEW?
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WHAT CAN EMPLOYERS LEGALLY ASK IN AN INTERVIEW?

This article has been written for employers and small businesses regarding hiring new staff, the legalities and the interview process. Taking on a new team member can be a daunting task for those running their own businesses because it is so important that the candidate hired is the best possible fit for the position, not...

PART 2 – RETIREMENT VILLAGE, AGED CARE OR NURSING HOME – WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR PARENTS OR LOVED ONES GET OLDER
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PART 2 – RETIREMENT VILLAGE, AGED CARE OR NURSING HOME – WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR PARENTS OR LOVED ONES GET OLDER

We hope that you found last month’s article regarding Retirement Villages valuable and informative, (click here to read it if you missed it) and this article will follow on from that article with a focus on aged care facilities / nursing homes to enable our readers to gain a greater understanding of the options available...

WHAT IS A RELEASE OF MORTGAGE AND WHY DO I NEED ONE?
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WHAT IS A RELEASE OF MORTGAGE AND WHY DO I NEED ONE?

If you own real property and borrowed money from a bank or financial institution to use towards the purchase, then it is more than likely that the lender will register a mortgage over the property to protect its interests, and without knowing it, you may need a Release of Mortgage. In simple terms, the registration...