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Protecting business interests in family law proceedings

Family law issues can be disruptive to a business entity, with the potential to adversely affect its activities, cashflow, and financial viability. Problems can stem from a relationship breakdown between domestic co-owners, or the divorce or separation of a...

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Interview questions you can’t ask

An employer’s potential liability for workplace discrimination arises before the first interview and exists whether or not a decision is made to hire a person. A job interview is integral to the recruitment process and provides an opportunity for the employer to ask...

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Subdividing your land – process and considerations

Subdivision involves the partition of a parcel of land into smaller portions. Once land is subdivided, a ‘title’ is created for each new portion which can be separately sold and transferred. A subdivision may range from the creation of separate titles for a dual...

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Bankruptcy and family law proceedings

Dividing property after partners separate is generally stressful, with each party concerned about his or her financial future. The bankruptcy of one party adds a further dimension of complexity to a family law property settlement. Even partners whose relationship is...

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Estate planning for blended families

Most of us appreciate the importance of making a Will and having an estate plan that sets out how we would like to provide for our loved ones when we die. If, like many Australians, you belong to a blended family, there are additional considerations when planning your...

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Yours, mine and ours – inheritances and family law

When a relationship breaks down, it is common for disputes to arise over the ‘ownership’ of an inheritance received by one of the parties. The biggest question is whether an inheritance received by one party forms part of the pool of assets for distribution between...

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