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Re-open a parenting matter...

When can you re-open a parenting matter where Final Orders have been made previously? 

Under s 64B(1)(b) of the Family Law Act, the Court has the power to vary, discharge, suspend or revive all or part of a Parenting Order.

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Newsletter August 2017

Our August newsletter considers some of the legal issues for tiny houses and residential properties, along with preferential rights in commercial leasing and the changes to ATO clearance certificates.

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Registered Relationships in South Australia

From 1 August 2017, it is now possible for a couple to register their relationship with Birth Deaths and Marriages in South Australia. Any relationship can be registered, irrespective of whether same-sex or opposite sex, and irrespective of either parties’ sex or gender identity, as long as:

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Newsletter July 2017

For the start of the 2017-18 financial year we bring updates from Commercial, Family and Litigation.  You may notice a name change for us, a change of name yes, but the same excellent service and commitment to our valuable clients.

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Newsletter June 2017

In our June newsletter our Family Law Team of Ben Farmer, Victoria Treloar and Shelley O'Connell provide you with details of some latest cases, binding child support agreements, de facto relationships, divorce tourism and international relocation.

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Treatment of Senior Executives - Does it really have to be reasonable?

A recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal highlights the shifting sands in employment contractual law and how courts are interpreting clauses that give the power to summarily dismiss senior executives.

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2017 Flinders Uni Law School Mentoring

Ben Farmer has spent the past 3 months mentoring 5 Flinders University Law School Students

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Family Law Intensive

The Family Law Intensive Series was held in Adelaide on 27 May 2017.

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Verification of Identity

On 27 April 2015 the Registrar-General issued policy guidelines regarding practitioners verifying the identity of their clients. Section 273A of the Real Property Act 1886 (SA) provides that the identity of a party to a document that is intended to be registered in the Lands Titles Office must be verified. It is important to note that the verification process is not the same as the standard 100 points of identification used by banks and other institutions.   It is possible to not have enough documentation to complete the verification process but be able to complete the 100 points of identification with a bank.

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When can children decide where they live?

As Family Lawyers, a question we are constantly asked is “when can my children decide who they want to live with?”  A common misconception is that there is a “magic age” (sometimes twelve or fifteen, for example) at which children can decide, irrespective of the views of the parents.

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Newsletter April 2017

In our April newsletter Charles Beresford updates you on Retirement Village exit entitlements, Binding Death Benefits Nominations for your Superannuation and when is a will a will!

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Newsletter March 2017

Welcome to Autumn In this newsletter our commercial and property team update you on Shareholders Agreements, Retention of Title and the P.P.S.A., plus E-Conveyancing

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