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Post Separation Inheritances

Tuesday, 23 July, 2019

If you or your former partner receive an inheritance after separation, and before there has been a property settlement, it is important to consider whether and how the inheritance is to be included in the shared pool of property.

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I want some too!

Tuesday, 2 July, 2019

The likelihood of the success of an adult child in a claim for further provision from an estate is often a matter to be considered by a person when making a will.

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How Tax is treated in Family Law

Thursday, 20 June, 2019

Consider how tax which is not yet payable could be decided by the Court in property settlement cases.

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Disclosure

Friday, 31 May, 2019

Disclosure requires parties to a family law dispute to provide to each other all information relevant to their case. This includes information recorded in paper documents or stored by other means such as computer storage devices and also includes documents that the other party may not know about.

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Wills and overseas properties

Thursday, 16 May, 2019

It is becoming increasingly more common for Australians to own property overseas. When property is held in different countries it is important that consideration is given to ensuring this property is dealt with in accordance with your wishes upon your death.

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The effect of HECS debts in property settlements

Monday, 6 May, 2019

With a high number of people pursuing tertiary education, following separation it is important to consider what happens to any HECS debts in a relationship.

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The Participation Agreement

Monday, 1 April, 2019

The disqualification provision in the Collaborative Practice Participation Agreement is the distinguishing characteristic of the Collaborative Process from other dispute resolution processes.

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Family Counselling

Sunday, 31 March, 2019

‘Family counselling’ is defined in the Family Law Act as a process in which a family counsellor helps one or more people to deal with personal or interpersonal issues relating to marriage, separation or divorce, including issues relating to the care of children.

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Things You Should Know!

Saturday, 30 March, 2019

Generally, a will remains valid until the person who made the will changes or revokes it. But there are exceptions that you may not be aware of.

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Adopting a step-child in South Australia

Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

Australian family units are diverse and take many forms including step-families and blended families.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. Nothing in this blog should be deemed to create or constitute a solicitor-client relationship between any readers and Swan Lawyers. A solicitor-client relationship is created only when this firm agrees to represent someone and a written engagement agreement or engagement letter is signed by both the client and solicitor. In all cases, the reader should consult his or her own solicitor for advice. The information in this blog is based on Australian law.