Neither male nor female – a great victory for Norrie

The Australian high court, when asked whether ‘sex’ could encompass a third, non-specific category beyond ‘male’ and ‘female’, gave an emphatic yes The Australian high court has ruled that New South Wales must recognise a third gender after handing down … Continue reading

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What is Advanced Care Directives?

The Advance Care Directives Act was passed recently by the SA Parliament and will shortly come into operation. The Act aims to simplify the ways in which an individual is able to ensure the decisions in relation to their health … Continue reading

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How to be prepared for when ‘I do’ becomes ‘I don’t’

Marriage can be bliss … but for many Australians it can feel more like a battleground! And when it comes to divorce, financial difficulties are all too common. With the right strategies, you can protect your financial future when going … Continue reading

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Seeking Parole in Australia: What is it? And how does it work?

The Practice of law can sometimes be difficult, and concepts such as ‘parole’ may be misunderstood. The term ‘parole’ may signify ‘leniency’ in the minds of some, however, the concept does serve an important purpose as Deane, Dawson and Toohey … Continue reading

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Simple tips for surviving divorce

There will be days when surviving divorce will seem like the most challenging thing you’ll ever do, even if you’re the one who instigated the separation. Ending a marriage is a long process, which can be complicated, expensive and just … Continue reading

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Does a ‘mistress’ have rights to maintenance and property settlement?

New de facto laws came into force on 1 March 2009. The new laws declare that de facto couples will be treated in the Family Court in the same way as married couples. As a result of the changes to … Continue reading

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What is a Power of Attorney?

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA)? An EPA is a document that allows you to appoint persons (your Attorneys) to act on your behalf to make financial decisions on your behalf if you lose your mental and/or physical … Continue reading

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