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Family Violence and Its Impact on a Family Law Property Settlement

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Generally speaking, conduct is not relevant to family law property settlements. However, domestic violence can have an influence on the property pool division. The relevant legal principles were established in Kennon v Kennon (1997). The Courts have some discretion to make an additional award to the party subjected to the abuse. 

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Why You Need a Landlord Disclosure Statement for Your Retail Lease

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Landlords are required to provide their prospective retail tenants with a Disclosure Statement which gives an overview of the key terms of the lease.

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Why You Might Need a Probate Lawyer Even if You Think You Do Not

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Following bereavement, there are several tasks that need to be considered and completed, which can make an already difficult time even more stressful. Among the things that might need to be considered are whether probate is needed, what is involved in the process and how a probate solicitor might help.

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Nuisance Neighbours, Easements and a Right of Way

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An easement gives a person the right to use a neighbour’s land without actual possession. A common example of a ‘private’ easement is a right of way to pass through a neighbour’s property to get to your own. An example of a ‘statutory’ easement is an ‘easement for services’ such as electricity. Easements are usually but not always registered on the title to the property.

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The Importance of Updating Your Will: Lessons From Moore v Aubusson (2020) About What Can Happen if You Do Not

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Moore v Aubusson was a case heard by the NSW Supreme Court between Mr Moore and Ms Andreasen, neighbours of Mrs Murphy deceased, and the Executor of her Will, Mr Aubusson. The case highlights just how important it is to keep your Will updated.

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