Legal News - August 2014

Properly executing a will
Date: Aug 29, 2014

Making sure your will is valid and appointing an executor who knows what they are required to do is important....

Joint tenancy and divorce: Where do you stand?
Date: Aug 28, 2014

Upon the dissolution of a marriage it is important to asses shared property and the beneficiaries of your will to....

Deciding adoption cases in NSW
Date: Aug 28, 2014

A New South Wales (NSW) couple has recently been granted custody of two young children placed in their care. 

The case....

Australia is an aged society
Date: Aug 25, 2014

Fifteen per cent of Australia's population will be 65 and older in 2015, making it an aged society, according to....

What is a close personal relationship?
Date: Aug 21, 2014

There are two types of relationships between unmarried people recognised under New South Wales law: close personal relationships and de....

What is a family provision order?
Date: Aug 20, 2014

On March 1 2009 the Succession Act 2009 replaced the Family Provision Act 1982. This means that proceedings for family....

What is decree nisi?
Date: Aug 14, 2014

Equity division was the focus of a recent case at the New South Wales Supreme Court, in which a will....

A will is important for minors too
Date: Aug 14, 2014

A recent case in the New South Wales Supreme Court highlights the importance of estate planning no matter the....

How Special Disability Trusts work
Date: Aug 14, 2014

Making arrangements for the future can be difficult, especially if you have a person who is dependent on you. If you....

How superannuation splitting works
Date: Aug 08, 2014

There are a number of things to consider when going through a relationship breakdown, including how superannuation will be divided.....

Spotlight on dementia is a timely reminder for estate planning
Date: Aug 05, 2014

This year Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Awareness month coincides with the National Missing Persons Week, ensuring dementia gets plenty of attention....

Australian women are worse off than men post-divorce
Date: Aug 04, 2014

Separation has a significant negative impact on the household income of women in Australia the year after a relationship breakdown....