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Preventing Your Child from Being Taken Overseas

Preventing Your Child from Being Taken Overseas

Having access to one’s child and ensuring their wellbeing remains a top priority for many parents after a divorce or separation. If you are concerned about an ex-partner seeking to take your child outside Australia without your consent, there are a number of ways to...

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Intestacy

Intestacy

If a person dies without valid Will, they are considered to have died intestate.  This creates a difficult situation as no wishes of the deceased may be effected without a valid Will.  Generally, dealing with a deceased’s assets when they die intestate will be more...

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Form 1

Form 1

If you are selling a house, a Form 1 is a disclosure document you need to provide to your potential purchasers.  Providing a Form 1 is a statutory requirement under the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994 (SA).  The Form 1 is designed to provide...

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What are Powers of Attorney?

What are Powers of Attorney?

Powers of attorney and advanced care directives work together to assist a person who may have lost their decision-making capacity.  The power of attorney only grants authority with respect to a person’s financial matters whereas the advanced care directive allows...

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Contesting Wills – Inadequate Provision

Contesting Wills – Inadequate Provision

In this part of the series on contesting wills, this article examines the option of applying under the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972 (SA) for inadequate provision.  As a general principle of law, testators (the person who makes the will) can give their...

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Ending Commercial Tenancies

Ending Commercial Tenancies

Ending your commercial tenancy as a landlord is not a simple exercise.  There are strict rules that govern the eviction of tenants.  In South Australia, these rules are found in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1936 (SA) and the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA). ...

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Property Settlement Orders in Family Law

Property Settlement Orders in Family Law

If you have separated from your spouse or de facto partner, you may apply to the Federal Circuit Court or the Family Court for a property settlement order under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).  Family law in Australia recognises that in addition to an emotional...

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Liqour Licences

Liqour Licences

If you want to sell or supply liquor in South Australia, you must obtain a liquor licence. Depending on the type of activity or business you wish to undertake, you will need one of twelve different liquor licences. They are: - Club licences; - Direct sales licences; -...

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