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When Can a Child Decide Which Parent to Live With in Australia?

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When a spousal relationship breaks down and there are children involved, there are few more fraught issues than those involving the children’s future living arrangements. This is particularly difficult when…

Lawyer Says, “Leave The Will Alone”

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In her Will, the deceased women gave her second husband the right to live in her home, free of all cost apart from rates and insurance, for the rest of…

Expert Advice In Family Law

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Adducing further expert evidence in family law proceedings In property proceedings before the Federal Magistrates Court, an Order was made by the Court to appoint a joint expert to value…

Drafting A Will

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Considering Availability of Assets When Drafting a Will Delaney & Delaney administers many deceased estates, acting for the executors of Wills.  On behalf of the executor, we collect the net…

New Regulations Establishing Governance for Not-For-Profit Sector

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Established governance standards for entities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) have now been finalised (NB Entities that are registered charities are automatically registered at the ACNC)…

Case Guardians

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Appointment of case guardian in family law proceedings When husbands and wives or defacto partners separate, most parties will seek independent legal advice, negotiate a settlement and execute a document…

Ghazel and Gay Marriage

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Family Court Rules Monogamous Marriage from a Country that Allows Polygamy Still Valid in Australia In Ghazel v Ghazel and Anor  FamCAFC 31, the Full Court of the Family Court of…

Olympic Plans

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Recognising an Unsustainable Plan before it is Put into Practice Gives Confidence the Future is Manageable In the lead up to a global sporting event like the Olympics, fans will…

An Unsent Text Message Can Count as a Will – But at What Price?

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In Re Nichol; Nichol v Nichol QSC 220, the Supreme Court of Queensland ruled that an unsent text message on the mobile phone of a deceased person, could be treated…

Brisbane Family Law Centre’s 2017 Pantomime

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We are excited to announce our Principal Solicitor, Ms Fiona Kennedy, will be playing the part of "Kazza" in Brisbane Family Law Centre's "Cinderella, Queen of the Desert" pantomime. The…

An Insight into Special Disability Trusts

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Special Disability Trusts can be established to great benefit for vulnerable people with a disability. Bill Delaney shares his expert insight into how Special Disability Trusts operate. What Is a…

Changes to the Succession Act 1981 – bringing defacto relationships into line with marriages

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Kristy Schaeffer and Bill Delaney discuss the implications of recent amendments to the Succession Act 1981 From 5 June 2017 a number of changes to the Succession Act 1981 came…

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