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What happens if you die without a will?

Friday, 17 June, 2022
what happens if you die without a will

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
departure prohibition orders

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
legal costs in Family Law proceedings

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

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Co-Parenting at Christmas

Wednesday, 15 December, 2021
Shared parenting arrangements at Christmas time

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

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Things to Consider Before Choosing Your 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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Separation - making reflective decisions for the sake of your children

Sunday, 5 September, 2021
separation - making reflective decisions for the sake of your children

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
federal circuit and family court of australia merger - what you need to know

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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Why Divorce Rates are Increasing in Australia

Wednesday, 7 July, 2021
why divorce rates are increasing in australia

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 – what you should know

Friday, 18 June, 2021
defamation law - what you should know

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.