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If you have separated or divorced and have come to an agreement about the division of property or for the ongoing care and maintenance of minor children, then you can have these agreements formalised by the Family Courts in a form called Consent Orders.
If you have decided to get a divorce, then you can choose to manage your own divorce application, without seeing a Lawyer.
There are ways to minimise the cost of divorce, particularly as in Australia Divorce is 'no fault'.
An action brought to stop the increase of divorce fees in Australia has not been successful in the Federal Court.
The government has proposed an increase of the Ccourt filing fee for divorce. The proposed divorce fee increase is set to rise from $845.00 to $1,200.00 by 1 July 2015.
From 1 September 2015, new laws relating to Powers of Attorney in Victoria will take effect, including a new type of Attorney role and changes to the Powers of Attorney forms.
If you would like someone such as your spouse, partner or a family member to act on your behalf and manage your affairs, then you can give a person these powers under a Power of Attorney.
Setting up an Advance Care Directive (ACD) is an important step in a plan for your future health and care.
Sometimes, an Advanced Health Care Directive and a Power of Attorney document get 'bundled together' in the same category, however, they are quite different documents and should not be confused.
The United Nations is aiming to raise global awareness of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue by marking the 15th of June, ‘World Elder Abuse Awareness Day’ (WEAAD).
You asked them, we have answered them. These are your top 5 power of attorney questions answered.
Everyone over the age of 18 years should have a valid legal Will in place, otherwise your estate may be divided among family members, whether you were close to them or not.
There are lots of important things to think about when you have decided to make your Will, such as who to appoint as an Executor and who you would like to leave your property to.
Testamentary capacity refers to the ability of an adult to make a valid Will. Whether a person has the capacity to make a Will, depends on each individual circumstance.
Sometimes, an Executor has to get probate before they can start managing the property and debts of a deceased Will-maker. Getting probate involves submitting an application to the Court.
The first and probably the most important legal requirement for your new business is deciding on its legal structure.
A recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia highlights that a victory is no guarantee of having to pay significant costs in a litigated matter at the end of the day.
As consumers, we all have rights covered by Australian Consumer Law that protect us when buying goods.
How to manage your debt and get a fresh start.
Debt agreements are one of the formal options available under bankruptcy laws for an individual to manage their debt and get back on track with their finances.
What is acceptable behaviour for a debt collector?
Don't lose your deposit because you haven't read all those pesky clauses in your property purchase or contract of sale.
E-conveyancing is now available in Victoria and Queensland through Property Exchange Australia (PEXA), which will soon be coming to Queensland and all other Australian States.
Anyone potentially affected by the "Dallas Buyers Club case" may be pleased to hear that they have been given a reprieve by a recent Federal Court decision.
How does copyright work? How can you get protection from copyright?
‘The Dallas Buyer’s Club case’ has shaken the internet community by setting a precedent for right’s holders to go after copyright infringers.