Don’s Dynamite – Monty Python Alive in Hervey Bay

Monty Python – alive and living in Hervey bay! Well Monty might have discovered the Ministry of Silly Walks but in Hervey Bay up at Tavistock Towers, we have the Ministry of Silly Talks – obviously a new initiative of our City fathers. Just consider this – you make an…

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Debt Collection – It’s That Time of Year Again

Well it’s that time of year again. It just seems to come around quicker and quicker each year, but that doesn’t help if you’re a business owner – it only adds to the pressure of running your business. Whilst Christmas is a time for family and relaxation, it’s also a…

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Does Divorce Affect My Will?

Short Answer – It sure does. Separation and divorce each have a different impact on your Will. Separation takes place once your marriage has broken down irretrievably, but you are not necessarily divorced at that time. Even if you are separated from your spouse you are still legally married to…

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How to get a divorce

If you have finally decided to end your marriage, to be recognised as no longer married at law, then you must consider how to go about getting a divorce. You may apply to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (soon to change its name) for a divorce order once you…

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How long must I be separated before I can get a divorce?

The answer to this question is that the law requires a married couple to be separated for a period of 12 months. Determining how long a couple have in fact been separated, in accordance with the law, can sometimes create problems in divorce applications. Section 49 of the Family Law…

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Don’s Dynamite – October 2018

No….the Martians aren’t coming! This month the Dynamite previews the block-buster new musical about to be launched simultaneously on Broadway and in the West End of London. The musical is an amalgam of the Star Wars – Dr Who – Blakes 7 – Star Trek et al genres. The musical…

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You Need an Enduring Power of Attorney

Lawyers are often told by clients that they understand that they need an EPA but that they don’t need it now. Well here is the good news – you need it now not later when it might be all too late. We just can’t go through life denying our mortality…

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Family Loans

What do lawyers hate most? Well there might be a few nominations here but up at the top of the list will be loans made between family members. They have the potential for disaster and the destruction of family ties. So, if you are intending to loan money to a…

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Don’s Dynamite – September 2018

trust – noun- firm belief that someone or something is reliable, true, or able to do something….’ [source – Oxford English dictionary] It is perhaps just a sign of the times, but however you look at it trust, or perhaps more so the lack of trust, is almost now all…

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E-Conveyancing: The PEXA Implementation Process

Here’s to the future…………………………. Finally, we’re catching up with the Kiwis! Not on the rugby field any time soon but with electronic conveyancing. Conveyancing as we know it is going through dramatic and drastic change. This is all due to advancements in technology. E-conveyancing has been operating on a limited…

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