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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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Surrogacy in South Australia

Thursday, 17 January, 2019
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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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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.