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Navigating Family Law Issues, Understanding Court Orders and How You Should Respond
The current family law frameworkFamily Law relates to disputes between parties about the following:Parenting arrangements for childrenProperty settlementSpousal maintenanceChild SupportDivorceThe law applies to people who have been married or were in... Read more
Deborah Awyzio Dec 9, 2016
Property Settlements....Is There a Time Limitation?
Time limitation for property settlements – married and de facto couplesIf you have been divorced for over a year or were in a genuine de facto relationship and separated more than 2 years ago and never formalised arrangements for property, you may ... Read more
Jenny Richardson Dec 7, 2016
Children's Passports
Changes to Passport Legislation (Integrity Act 2015)The passports legislation (amendment) (Integrity Act 2015) is an Act to amend the law relating to Australian and foreign travel documents. Section 11 of the Australian Passports Act 2005 now provide... Read more
Deborah Awyzio Nov 30, 2016
Buying off the plan - 4 Things you must know
Buying a property off the plan can be a very good investment, however, you need to watch out for hidden traps in the contract. Quite often, the developer will insert certain clauses, which grant them power to rescind the contract of sale.Here are 4 r... Read more
Katherine Hawes Aug 21, 2016
Who owns the Intellectual Property: Employers v Employees
A question that often arises when an employee leaves a job is who owns the intellectual property that was created by the employee during their employment – the employer or the employee? Intellectual property includes things such as designs, patents... Read more
Jamie Baker Aug 20, 2016
Probation Periods Explained
Most employment contracts contain a probation period. The purpose of probation periods is for employers to test whether employees are suitable for the job.Generally an employer will decide the length of the probation period and it can range from a co... Read more
Jamie Baker Aug 20, 2016
Top 3 things to include in an employment contract
Here are our top 3 tips on what should be included in every employment contract: A restraint of trade clause.A clause incorporating company policies into the employment contract.A clause allowing the employer to change the employee’s duties if... Read more
Jamie Baker Aug 20, 2016
Can your employer stop you working for a competitor?
Whether an employee can also work for a competitor during their employment or move to a competitor depends on whether their employment contract contains a restraint of trade.A restraint of trade is a clause in an employment contract restraining an em... Read more
Jamie Baker Aug 20, 2016
Do I have to pay stamp duty when I purchase a home?
Stamp duty, also known as transfer duty, is a tax imposed on the purchase of certain property in Queensland and other States. Most people first experience stamp duty when they buy a home, as it is imposed on purchases of residential property. Stamp d... Read more
Jamie Baker Aug 20, 2016
Should I do my own conveyancing?
Sellers and buyers of property frequently ask whether they should undertake their own conveyancing. The answer is that sellers and buyers should not undertake their own conveyancing unless they:Have a good understanding of the standard terms and cond... Read more
Jamie Baker Aug 20, 2016
Building and Pest Inspections – What are you looking for?
Most contracts for purchase of a property contain a condition that the contract is subject to the buyer being satisfied with the building and pest inspections. Despite this condition, sometimes buyers waive their right to undertake such inspections. ... Read more
Jamie Baker Aug 20, 2016
Why every parent needs a Will and Power of Attorney
Do you have kids? Do you have a Will and a Power of Attorney in place, and if you do, have they been updated recently?A recent study has shown that almost 50% of Australians do not have a Will or Power of Attorney, and of those that did have those do... Read more
Jamie Baker Aug 20, 2016

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