Contesting A Will – Time Limits To Be Aware Of

Grief can be all-consuming, and when you are trying to cope with the loss of a loved one, it's difficult to pay attention to all the details. Often, people miss information in the Will and miss their opportunity to contest it. 

Can Property Settlement Impact Your Child Support?

There are enough problems to deal with when a relationship breaks down. Unfortunately, the legal situation won't disappear. The quicker you address it, the better off you will be moving forward. As soon as you separate, you should address the property pool and start the discussion about child support. 

How Australian Law Defines Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is a serious crime, and it causes untold harm to the victims and their families. The effects of sexual abuse can last from childhood through adulthood. Without professional guidance and counselling, the effects can last a lifetime. 

What Are You Entitled To During a Divorce?

When you marry someone, the last thing you think about is what will happen in a divorce. Through the happy years, you might invest in property, stocks, buy cars and boats, or other assets together – or you might purchase an investment in your own name, your own car, or another vehicle. Regardless of whether assets are in your name, your partner’s name, or both, when you separate it can be tough to figure out how that property is divided, so here’s what you need to know.

Reporting Historical Child Abuse – What You Need to Know

The National Redress Scheme took effect in 2018 and will run for ten years. So, it's important that you know everything there is to know about reporting historical child abuse. 

Can You Contest A Grandparent's Will?

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things anyone ever has to deal with. Grief is the type of pain you feel intensely, both emotionally and physically. It can be especially difficult when faced with a Will estate dispute

Does Superannuation Form Part of a Divorce Settlement?

Divorce is one of the most stressful life events someone can go through. You are dealing with the emotional stress of the end of a relationship. You also have to deal with arranging your future, however you can't focus on your future until you settle your past. This means managing your superannuation, along with the rest of your property. 

How Childhood Trauma Affects Adults

Over two million Australian adults experienced abuse of some kind during their childhood. When a child is plunged into an environment where neglect and abuse are present is forces the brain to adapt to that environment. The brain circuits adapt, and that distress experienced in childhood can have profound effects in adulthood. It doesn't matter whether the abuse is emotional or physical, the effects last. 

What Happens If A Family Member Passes Away Without a Will

It's never too early to think about organising your affairs and creating a will. You might have 50 years left on this earth or 10. Either way, you have to expect the unexpected because life is unpredictable, and the last thing you want is to leave a mess behind for your family. The purpose of estate planning is to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of as you want them to be taken care of. A Will can give you the peace of mind you need and it can help prevent a will estate dispute in the event of your passing. 

How Do You Determine Who Gets What in a Property Settlement

Around 30% of first-time marriages end in divorce and despite this, there are still myths surrounding the Property Settlement Process. Things aren't always split 50/50, the man doesn't come off worse, and you don't have to go to Court for your property settlement. Property settlement after separation, but before the divorce is finalised, is the right way to manage the process for everyone, but what does that look like?

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