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De Facto Relationships: Are you in one?

De Facto Relationships: Are you in one?

Author: Lara Wentworth, Partner & Head of Family Law Are you in a de facto relationship? If you answered no, the question I have for you is, are you sure? A de facto status refers to two people in a relationship and begins with merely the act of two people living together for a period of […]
Family Law Proceedings and Social Media

Family Law Proceedings and Social Media

Author: Lara Wentworth, Partner & Head of Family Law Think twice before you post: How you can avoid the dark side of social media during your family law proceedings.   When it comes to family law proceedings, more and more often personal information found on social media is being used as evidence in Court. When used […]
New Workers Compensation Scheme Agent Arrangements

New Workers Compensation Scheme Agent Arrangements

icare (formerly known as Workcover) has announced that all workers compensation claims made after 1 January 2018 will now be managed by a single scheme agent – EML (formerly Employers Mutual Limited). If you have any questions or concerns about how this may affect your existing claim or future claims please call one of our […]

Separation: Would you consider your pet in the asset pool?

  Author: Lara Wentworth, Partner and Head of Family Law & Wills & Estate Planning   When a separation takes place, the parties involved must consider all financial and non-financial issues, among them, the pet dog.   The dog I hear you say? Yes, that is correct. The recent case of Downey & Beale Beale [2017] FCCA […]