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Sharing during the Silly Season

Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Shared parenting arrangements at Christmas time need not add stress to this busy period. As with all things this time of year, it takes some planning.

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Testamentary Capacity

Sunday, 2 December, 2018

The question of the capacity of a testator (person making a will) is often questioned where a will makes little or no provision for persons who would ordinarily have expected an interest. It is often a child of the testator.

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Do I Need a Will?

Sunday, 11 November, 2018

If you die without a will, the law decides how your estate is to be distributed and who can be your executors. There will be no specific gifts. You will have had no say. You are said to have died “intestate”.

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Can final Family Law property orders be changed?

Thursday, 25 October, 2018

When the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court of Australia makes a final order in relation to property, the order is deemed to have finally determined the financial relationships between the parties to the order and avoid further proceedings between them.

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What Makes a Will Valid?

Thursday, 27 September, 2018

There are a number of requirements that must be satisfied for a will to be valid.

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Mediation - ​ A Better Way

Thursday, 27 September, 2018

Mediation works better than the adversarial process to resolve family property and children’s issues

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Part of the Family

Friday, 14 September, 2018

Many consider their pets to be part of the family, so what happens to the pet after separation?

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FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS

Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Financial Agreements are powerful documents that empower people to choose and have certainty in family law property matters but require a high level of legal advice

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What happens to the Engagement Ring at Separation?

Sunday, 5 August, 2018

Historically, the Courts took the view that if the engagement ring was made in contemplation of marriage and the marriage did not then proceed, then the ring must be returned.

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Do I need a lawyer?

Tuesday, 31 July, 2018

How the right representation can guide you through the process of achieving a property settlement.

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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.