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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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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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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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