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Practical Steps to Consider when separating

Sometimes separation comes as shock, sometimes it doesn’t!   Whether a relationship ends abruptly, or occurs after years of growing apart, most people don’t  appreciate how intertwined their lives have become until they separate. Once the decision has been made that the relationship is irreconcilable, there are several significant decisions that need to be made. The… Read more »

When the Court Orders Supervised Time

When a parent or significant person in a child’s life (such as a grandparent) makes an application to the court for time spending with a child, the best interests of the child will be the Courts primary consideration. Once an application has been made, it is likely that orders will be made for time spending… Read more »


Having a properly drafted Binding Financial Agreement (or BFA) can be an effective way for a de-facto or married couple to determine how their assets will be divided in the event of a separation. Binding Financial Agreements can be entered into prior to the commencement of the relationship, during the period of the relationship, or… Read more »

Liability of Executors: Family Provision Claims

Do you understand the Liability of Executors? Under the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972 (SA) person(s) may bring an action for further provision from an estate on the basis that they have been left without adequate provision for their proper maintenance, education and advancement. A claim for further provision must be made within 6 months… Read more »

Executor of Will Obligations

I have been nominated as an executor, what do I have to do? If the above sounds like you, don’t despair. Acting as an executor can be a daunting and foreign experience for many and it is not uncommon for clients, at least in the initial stages, to be unsure of just what it is… Read more »

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