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August 30, 2021

New Family Court

Court merger On 1 September 2021, the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia will merge. The new Federal Circuit and Family Court […]
August 11, 2021

Current* processing times for probate applications

Current* processing times for probate applications The Court’s processing times** for probate applications are as follows: All applications: up to 25 working days from date of filing. These delays are […]
June 25, 2021

Case Law

Case Update – FAMILY LAW – PROPERTY- Appeal on issue of Capital Gains Tax FAMILYLAW – APPEAL – PROPERTY – Final property settlement orders – Whether the […]
May 18, 2021

What will your legacy be?

David Swensen, one of the greatest investors, died this year on 5 May 2021 aged 67. The news articles that have come out include the following […]
May 3, 2021

Special Disability Trust

Is a Special Disability Trust something I should consider? We understand that if you have a loved one who has a special disability, then a major […]
April 29, 2021

Binding Financial Agreements and Consent Orders

What are Binding Financial Agreements? You may have heard of a ‘pre-nup’, however in Australia we call them Binding Financial Agreements (‘BFA’). You can make a […]
April 12, 2021

When Should I review my Estate Plan?

Generally, we recommend reviewing your Estate Plan every 2-3 years or if your circumstances have changed. If your circumstances have changed, then it is important for […]
April 7, 2021

Binding Financial Agreements

CASE UPDATE – FAMILY LAW In the recent case of Beroni & Corelli [2021] FamCAFC 9, the Full Court heard the husband’s appeal from a decision […]
March 4, 2021
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What is an Advanced Health Care Directive?

Advanced Health Care Directive (AHCD) An Advanced Health Care Directive combines two concepts into one legal document: It appoints a Healthcare Power of Attorney to make […]