Add-Backs and Family Law

If you’re involved in a property settlement which results from a breakdown of a relationship, it’s always helpful to understand the concept of ‘Add-Backs’. Add-backs generally occur when one partner has wasted or spent money on things such as gambling or the purchase of gifts for third parties. If this…

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Dave’s Story and the Collaborative Approach

Some time ago on the Family Law Centre Fraser Coast site we published the story of Dave and his property settlement. Dave’s story was a cautionary tale of what can happen when there is a relationship break down – so if you want you can re-visit Dave and his story here….

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Do You Have an End of Life Plan?

Do you have an end of life plan? Death is a topic most of us feel uncomfortable talking about. But it is something that we really need to consider – death is final but not always for those who are left behind. There are also occasions where the period before…

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How one document can affect your life

As a lawyer it’s becoming all too frequent to hear similar tales of woe. The tale usually goes something like this – the ‘phone call is made to our office and you know almost immediately from the shaking and tragic tone of the caller’s voice that misfortune has been visited…

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Don’s Dynamite – June 2018

This week the Dynamite will give our local politicians a well-earned break. We’ll just let our city fathers and our local State MP deal with the weighty matters which confront them each and every day. So this week, the Dynamite deals with the issue of ‘mandatory sentencing’. Agitators in the…

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Team Member Spotlight: Keeley Morgan

We want you to get to know our staff just as well as we do, so each month we are going to spotlight a member of our team and provide some insight into them! Below are some interesting facts about Keeley Morgan: 1. What books on your shelf are begging…

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Divorce Doesn’t Have to be Scary

Taking the first step to begin with a divorce is a decision that doesn’t always come easily. Making choices about your family situation in a time of emotional change can be difficult. If you have children it is important to get legal advice about the arrangements involving your children after…

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Are You Oversharing Your Details Online?

Facebook has recently received some serious heat over its data-sharing practices after third parties accessed the personal data of millions of account holders. Some unlucky users even discovered that Facebook had been tracking and saving their text messages and calls for years. Facebook has argued that it’s privacy settings could…

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Don’s Dynamite – The Winter of Discontent

Winter will soon be upon us and it looks more and more like a ‘Winter of Discontent’. What a surprise to find out that the banks and financial institutions have been acting in a funny way – not that funny though if you’re one of the victims of the inexcusable…

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