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UPDATE | COVID-19 and Parenting Orders

By Erin / March 27, 2020 /

We understand from our conversation with clients, that many parents have concerns about the safety of their children in this unprecedented time in the world dealing with the COVID-19 virus and their ability to comply with their current Orders and how the Court may view the current situation. These issues include but are not limited…

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UPDATE: COVID-19

By Erin / March 17, 2020 /

Despite the current state of the world and the concerns about the COVID-19 Pandemic, Lewis Holdway Lawyers remains open for business and will continue assisting clients in their legal needs. We have full access to all systems and we are available to clients as per usual. It is ‘business as usual’ in these unusual circumstances.…

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Australian Consumer Law Review

Dance like no one’s watching…. But text like a Judge will read it!

By Erin / March 13, 2020 /

We’ve all heard the caution ‘anything you say or do may be used against you in the Court of Law’, but what most people don’t realise is that this warning also extends to text messages and emails! In the era of smartphones, text messages, emails, WhatsApp and Facebook, communication apps have become a helpful form…

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Domestic Violence: 4 simple strategies to protect your family in a relationship breakdown

By Erin / February 21, 2020 /

Unfortunately, statistics tell us that one woman in Australia dies each week at the hands of her abusive partner or ex-partner. In the past couple of days Australians have responded in horror to the family of five in Queensland suspected to have died in a murder/suicide involving a broken relationship in a very public and…

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Trusts – Are your assets really protected?

Trusts – Are your assets really protected?

By Erin / January 31, 2020 /

Lots of families have Discretionary Trusts (often simply known as “the family trust”) which they run their business through, or which hold investments for them. They are often intended to assist in protecting assets from civil liability or to allow for tax planning. Another objective which people sometimes have is to limit their exposure to…

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Intervention Orders: Common Traps

Intervention Orders: Common Traps

By Lewis Holdway / January 20, 2020 /

Intervention Orders are quite common in high-conflict situations like relationship breakdowns, and so they are something we deal with frequently in our family law practice. Despite how often they come up, people often misunderstand how they work. This is a real problem because there are serious, criminal consequences for breaches of Intervention Orders. Some of…

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Parenting and Separation: How to avoid the Nightmare Before Christmas

Parenting and Separation: How to avoid the Nightmare Before Christmas

By Erin / December 23, 2019 /

The festive season can be a wonderfully exciting time for families, but it can also be an overwhelming and stressful time, especially when a family is going through a separation. Uncertainty and confusion about arrangements for what time the children will spend with each parent over Christmas is very common and can be one of…

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New Family Violence Website

By Lewis Holdway / March 25, 2019 /

National Legal Aid has recently launched a website called “Family Violence Law Help” for people affected by family violence. The website contains comprehensive information on various aspects of family violence, family law and where you can get help. You can access the website here. Family violence is behaviour that controls someone or causes someone to…

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Reshmas Farrer Adren Choon Lewis Holdway Lawyers Melbourne

Lewis Holdway welcomes new lawyers, Reshma Farrer and Adren Choon

By Lewis Holdway / November 15, 2018 /

We are delighted to announce that Adren Choon and Reshma Farrer have been admitted to practice as solicitors at the Supreme Court of Victoria.  Lewis Holdway Principals, Natalie Fielding, Paul Holdway and John Wardlaw, said it was exciting for the firm to witness and facilitate the development of Adren and Reshma after both completing combined Bachelor…

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Family Law Q&A – Financial Settlements – Part 4

By Lewis Holdway / July 12, 2018 /

Episode 4: Financial Settlements If you go through a process of separation or divorce, do you have to have a financial settlement? You don’t have to have a financial settlement, however you leave yourself at risk of a claim in the future by your spouse or partner if you do not, particularly if you don’t…

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