Legal News - May 2014

5 myths about wills and estates
Date: May 28, 2014

Estate planning and creating a will is like filling in your tax return. If everything is covered and accounted....

Social media putting the strain on marriages
Date: May 27, 2014

Today's multiple social media platforms can connect long lost family and old school friends, but research from the US suggests....

National Palliative Care week highlights importance of estate planning
Date: May 27, 2014

Hospice staff work tirelessly to look after the most vulnerable and sick in their last days. Often the work goes unnoticed....

Separated parents choosing joint custody of children
Date: May 26, 2014

Divorce can be very difficult on children. Not only do they have to deal with seeing their parents arguing or....

Is there a time limit on contesting a will?
Date: May 23, 2014

The ideal time to contest a will is as soon as the executor or lawyer has informed all parties of....

NSW minister welcomes adoption changes
Date: May 16, 2014

The process for Australian families to adopt children overseas should become easier with a federal government announcement earlier this month.

The....

Additional funding for child protection and wellbeing
Date: May 15, 2014

The NSW government has announced an important funding boost for the most vulnerable children in the state.

The 'Keep Them Safe'....

Estate planning must-not-forgets
Date: May 13, 2014

When you start to plan your estate and make preparations for a will, it is easy to see how large....

What can an enduring guardian do for you?
Date: May 09, 2014

While we can't know what the future holds for us, we can plan for the worst case scenario and go....

Is there an ideal age to prepare a will?
Date: May 06, 2014

With the world moving at lightning speed, it is often difficult to sit back and focus on what will happen when....

How to work out your child maintenance rate
Date: May 01, 2014

When a marriage breaks down, it is inevitable that one parent will leave the family home. If that person leaves without....