In order to better understand Institutional Child Sexual Abuse and provide support for its survivors, we must discuss the facts about it openly and honestly. The below resource provides helpful information including how to access support services.
When someone passes away with assets in New South Wales, all of their holdings are immediately frozen until they can be administered under their Will. In many cases, the authority must be granted by the NSW Supreme Court before the assets can be released to a legal representative of the deceased estate. This is called a Grant of Probate.
A key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, the National Redress Scheme was established by the Australian Federal Government in 2018.
As the average Australian family has changed over the last few decades, so too has the legal definition for spousal relationships. Today, we have families with both heterosexual or same-sex non-married couples entitled to many of the same rights when it comes to matters regarding Family Law such as maintenance and the division of property. But simply living together with someone does not automatically mean you’re in a de facto relationship.
When someone creates a Will, they’re asked to choose someone they trust to act as executor of their Will after they pass away. And as long as the nominated person is competent and over 18 years of age, Will makers are entitled to appoint whomever they want to carry out their final wishes on their behalf.
Approximately one out of every three marriages and de facto relationships in Australia end in divorce or separation. And just like the relationships that preceded them, every separation is unique. Some are amicable and relatively easy, whereas others end up being complicated, drawn-out, and emotionally draining. One of the main reasons why many separations and divorces become so problematic is the property settlement process.
With around one-third of all marriages ending in divorce, blended families have become increasingly common throughout Australia. With marriages, divorces, separations, and de facto relationships, families are now much more complex structures which often invariably include biological offspring, adopted children, and one or more stepchildren.
The trauma of childhood sexual abuse is significantly devastating for all survivors. When child sexual abuse occurs in institutional contexts, it has a profoundly complex and wide-ranging influence on their childhood and throughout their adult lives.
AJB Stevens Lawyers have filed Supreme Court Representative Proceedings (“class action”) against Boston Scientific Corporation and Boston Scientific Pty Ltd (“Boston Scientific”) for a large group of women who have suffered debilitating injuries caused by mesh implants distributed by Boston Scientific. Proceedings have been commenced in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Marriage doesn’t always last – and if you are going through a separation, firstly, understand that you’re not alone. In Australia, 30% of first-time marriages and 60% of second marriages end in divorce. One of the biggest problems when couples separate, particularly for those who own a home together, is determining who is moving out, who is staying and who pays the mortgage.