Legal News - July 2011

Amy Winehouse removed ex-husband from will before she died
Date: Jul 27, 2011

Amy Winehouse made changes to her will before she died, an anonymous source has told the Daily Mail.

The star was....

DIAC charges highlight importance of working visas
Date: Jul 25, 2011

A recent operation by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has highlighted the need for skilled migrant workers and....

Widow gains access to family fortune
Date: Jul 22, 2011

A Melbourne woman has recently gained permission from the Supreme Court to divide up the estate of her late husband.


What happens to my superannuation when I die?
Date: Jul 21, 2011

The assets and property of a deceased person - known as an estate - are divided up according to the....

De facto relationships on the rise
Date: Jul 20, 2011

The number of de facto relationships are on the rise in Australia, with more NSW couples adopting cohabitation arrangements rather....

Applying for a partner visa - what you need to know
Date: Jul 19, 2011

Australia is a popular destination for young professionals. In recent times it's been made easier for skilled international workers to....

Marriage and estates - what you need to know
Date: Jul 18, 2011

A written will is a document that details the distribution of a person's assets and possessions in the event of....

Judge chooses young girl's name after parents disagree
Date: Jul 14, 2011

The act of naming a child is something that usually brings a family together.

But for one couple, this act has....

Aging population to think about the future
Date: Jul 13, 2011

There's no doubt about it - Australia's population is ageing.

Projections from the Australian Bureau of Statistics have placed the percentage....

Man's forced marriage tests family law
Date: Jul 12, 2011

A man tested the the definitions of duress in court after filing to have his brief marriage of six months....

International students more likely to stay, report finds
Date: Jul 11, 2011

An official report by the Department of Immigration has been released detailing the statistics of international students applying to study....

Communication is key in making future family decisions
Date: Jul 08, 2011

A commonly cited cause of family friction is a break-down in communications. Family members can sometimes have trouble making their....

New skilled migration agreements announced
Date: Jul 07, 2011

Regional Australia has experienced a boom in recent times. An increased demand in Asia for natural resources has seen a....

Mel Gibson divorce settlement reached
Date: Jul 06, 2011

Mel Gibson and wife Robyn have reached an agreement to divide their assets after 28 years of marriage. Robyn’s lawyer....

Immigration officials to offer advice in Alice Springs
Date: Jul 05, 2011

Immigration officials are set to pay a visit to Alice Springs next week to offer advice to individuals and companies....

Maria Shriver files for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger
Date: Jul 04, 2011

Maria Shriver has filed for divorce from former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, citing irreconcilable differences.

The split comes several....

Salary threshold to rise for 457 visa applicants
Date: Jul 01, 2011

The salary threshold requirement for 457 visa applicants has been increased by 3.9 per cent, the Department of Immigration and....