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Property Settlement of Separated Partners

Property Settlement of Separated Partners

The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) regulates matters relating to property division upon the separation of two parties. Most married or de facto partners procure assets such as real estate and motor vehicles throughout the time of their relationship. The aim of a property...

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Guardianship & Administration – How are they different?

Guardianship & Administration – How are they different?

The Guardianship and Administration Act 1993 (SA) allows the South Australia Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) to make guardianship and administration orders for a person who is no longer able to make vital decisions independently, specifically if a person is...

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Domestic Violence and your Partner Visa

Domestic Violence and your Partner Visa

The Australian Government does not condone any forms of domestic and family violence against anyone including permanent or temporary visa holders in Australia. The Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) sets out provisions to protect anyone who is in a vulnerable position...

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REASONS FOR REFUSAL OF CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION

REASONS FOR REFUSAL OF CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION

Following the grant of permanent residency, the usual course of action is to begin viewing your eligibility for citizenship. The grant of an Australian citizenship is significant and for most people, it will be one of the most important applications of their life....

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Leasehold Estate: How is it Relevant to You?

Leasehold Estate: How is it Relevant to You?

A leasehold estate is a complex hybrid of estate and contact. However, despite its complexity, it is a type of property right possessed by many Australians since leasehold estates cover both residential and commercial leases. Holistically, a leasehold estate is...

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Impounding of Vehicles

Impounding of Vehicles

Your vehicle can be impounded or clamped for a variety of reasons. The particular offences that can result in impoundment and the relevant legislative instruments are outlined below:   Speeding – Road Traffic Act 1961 (SA) Property Damage – Criminal Law...

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