Buying a Business – Let’s Start the Process

Each year in Australia, an enormous range of business activities are the subject of sales and purchases. What is relevant and perhaps critical to one business might garner very different considerations for another business. For example, the lease of premises in a strategic location for retailing might be critical to…

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Divorce FAQ’s

How long do I need to be separated before I can make application for a divorce? Australia has a no-fault divorce system. What this means is that the behaviour of both parties is not relevant, the only test is that the relationship be irretrievably broken down. One of the indicators…

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Don’s Dynamite Christmas Special 2018

The Dynamite is forward looking – it doesn’t always dwell on the negatives when there are so many positives out there in our bustling community and on the world stage. So the Dynamite is looking forward to 2019 unlike those in the media and our visionary politicians ……….. it’s time…

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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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