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Why are small claims getting bigger in NSW?

On 28 February 2019 new law came into effect to increase the jurisdictional limit of the Small Claims Division of the Local Court of NSW from $10K to $20K. The Small Claims Division of the Local Court of NSW is designed…

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My ex has taken the children – what can I do?

What can you do if your ex-partner has taken your children or kept them for a longer period of time than you agreed? The options available to you depend upon your individual circumstances. If you have Court Orders If you…

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Do you need a separate Will for overseas assets?

Previously it was common practice for individuals with assets in Australia and overseas to prepare a Will in each country where they held assets. This was to ensure the requirements for a valid Will were met in each country given…

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My health record – what does it mean for our family law clients?

As many of you may know, on and after 31 January 2019 a ‘My Health Record’ will be created unless you choose to opt out. For those of you who haven’t heard about it, a ‘My Health Record’ is an online…

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Recordings and family law – is it ever a good idea?

There is no disputing that we live in an age where technology is incredibly accessible.  So many of us  are dependent upon our mobile phones to assist us in managing our lives.  Our mobile phones can manage our diaries, record precious moments…

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Our tips to help minimise your family law costs

One of the biggest complaints about going through a separation and dividing assets and making arrangements for children is the amount of legal fees parties might incur in the process.  Nobody wants to spend an enormous amount of money on lawyers,…

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Santa & Mrs Claus are getting a divorce!

Christmas is an exciting time of year, one filled with love and laughter, but also quite a hectic time of year getting presents ready for family. Finishing off jobs at work can cause emotions to rise and the stress that…

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Work Christmas Parties

Christmas functions are notorious for an increased chance of safety-related incidents (both at the function and leaving it) and other risks such as sexual harassment or other forms of discrimination (for example, derogatory comments about a person’s ethnicity or their…

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What can a HR professional add to your business?

In 2016, Southern Waters Legal was about to celebrate its 7th year in business. Up to this point Leona and I had enjoyed great success, which had led to growth but also unexpected HR issues. These issues started to take…

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The importance of having a Will

Even though a Will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign, current statistics show that almost one in two Australians do not have a valid Will. According to the NSW Government, 55% of Australians have a…

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