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Marriott Oliver – Year in Review

Marriott Oliver – the year in review As the end of 2015 approaches, we reflect on the last 12 months at Marriott Oliver. It has been a busy year, not only in relation to the legal work which we have done, but also due to the activities we have been involved with. We have enjoyed […]

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How to manage relocation with children after a separation

When separation occurs there are so many concerns and considerations a person may have.  We are asked to assist our clients in a range of matters including negotiating a fair property settlement, answering Child Support queries, seeking to spend time with children, and everything in between. A common concern, generally amongst main carers of children, […]

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Divorce & Property Settlement

We are often asked whether a client needs to be divorced before a Property Settlement is sorted out. The answer is no. You must be separated for a minimum of 12 months before you can apply for divorce or 2 years if you have been married for less than 2 years and have not attended […]

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What Am I Entitled To?

I only looked after the home and the children. My partner earned all the money! For starters it doesn’t matter that all of the property is in your former partner’s name. The Family Law Act gives the Court power to order a transfer of property. Superannuation can also be divided. In the vast majority of […]

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Liquor Licensing

New legislation passed in December 2013 to regulate Kings Cross venues has been used as a basis for more far-reaching reforms passed on 30 January 2014 as the Liquor Amendment Act 2014. New legislation passed in December 2013 to regulate Kings Cross venues has been used as a basis for more far-reaching reforms passed on […]

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Bail

David and Goliath: When Musa Konneh launched a class action against his mistaken arrest by police for breach of bail, he opened the door for other disadvantaged young people to do the same, but only if they can be found. Many young people mistakenly arrested by police will be eligible for compensation for false imprisonment, […]

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Register Your Security Interests

A new court decision has found that the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is the final word on security interests in personal property. The case involved three Caterpillar construction vehicles leased out to a company. The company borrowed money and used the Caterpillars as security. The credit provider registered its interest on the PPSR (www.ppsr.gov.au), […]

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