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What happens if you die without a will?

Friday, 17 June, 2022

Having a will ensures your property is distributed according to your wishes after you die. This may include property such as your house and monies in your bank account.

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Departure prohibition orders

Wednesday, 4 May, 2022

The Child Support Registrar can make a departure prohibition order (DPO) preventing a child support debtor from leaving Australia.

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Legal Costs

Thursday, 31 March, 2022

Each person ordinarily pays their own legal costs in Family Law proceedings.

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Co-Parenting at Christmas

Wednesday, 15 December, 2021

There is no one size fits all when it comes to parenting arrangements during the holiday season!

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What’s Wrong With a Will Kit or an Online Will?

Wednesday, 1 December, 2021

Will kits purchased at the newsagent or online wills which are now available appear to be a convenient, cheap and fast way of directing what is to happen to your assets on your death. But they can cause problems which can end up costing your estate a great deal of money.

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Things to Think About When Choosing Executors

Monday, 6 September, 2021

An executor is the person you appoint in your Will to collect your assets and administer your estate on your death.

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Spending time with children; everything matters!

Sunday, 5 September, 2021

Making balanced reflective decisions for the sake of your children is important.

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The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Merger: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, 24 August, 2021

Major changes are set to occur within the family law system. On 1 September 2021, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Family Court of Australia will merge into one Court, the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (“the Court”).

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Separation is Normal

Wednesday, 7 July, 2021

Since the Family Law Act in 1975 divorce rates have increased and today approximately 50% of marriages and de facto relationships which are also governed by the Family Law Act breakdown. This is a product of changes to the economic and legal constraints to divorcing and a move away from a cultural bias in favour of staying married.

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Defamation - Family Law

Friday, 18 June, 2021

Separation is a difficult and emotional time often characterised by unjustified remarks

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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 Family 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.