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Superannuation in a property settlement

Superannuation in a property settlement

At the end of a marriage or de-facto relationship, the joint property of the parties will be divided through property settlement. Focus tends to be placed on the division of the house, bank savings, and any vehicles. Superannuation is a significant financial asset...

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When can you end a tenancy agreement (as a landlord)

When can you end a tenancy agreement (as a landlord)

 As discussed in the previous article in our tenancy series, tenancies can only be terminated by giving adequate notice and in some instances, there must be grounds for termination. This article will briefly outline when and how you can end a tenancy agreement if you...

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Fixed term and Periodic tenancies

Fixed term and Periodic tenancies

Periodic Tenancy A periodic tenancy is a tenancy that can be renewed periodically (e.g. weekly, monthly, or yearly). A periodic tenancy may be implied from the way rent is paid. When a party wishes to end the tenancy agreement by not renewing it in the next period,...

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Terms of a Residential Tenancy Agreement

Terms of a Residential Tenancy Agreement

A residential tenancy agreement is where one person gives another person the legal right to occupy their property as a place of residence, usually in return for payment of rent. This agreement can be written, verbal or implied. Written Terms A written residential...

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Child Support Entitlements

Child Support Entitlements

Providing for a child remains the joint responsibility of parents after a separation. The Child Support Scheme makes sure that parents contribute fairly to the costs of raising their children. You can seek child support payment from your former partner to help provide...

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Negotiation

Negotiation

Litigating a dispute in court can be stressful for all those involved, not to mention a time consuming and costly process. Even if the case is decided in your favour, remedies ordered by the Court are often limited in scope. As such, it may be a better option to...

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Insolvency 

Insolvency 

If a company is struggling with its debt obligations, insolvency might be an option the company directors should consider. Trading a company whilst it is insolvent is a breach of director’s duties and might expose directors to personal liability for the company’s...

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Property Settlements and Separation

Property Settlements and Separation

After separation, parties will usually need to arrange a division of their property. Depending on the circumstances, parties may either:   - agree how property should be divided without the involvement of the Courts;   - apply to the Courts for consent orders to...

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Gifts and Loans in Family Law Matters

Gifts and Loans in Family Law Matters

If you are contemplating loaning money to friends or family members in a relationship, you should be aware that you might not get full repayment of your loan if those friends or family members separate from their spouses or partners. When parties to a relationship...

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