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Mildwaters Lawyers’ Blog Index

Welcome to our blog index. You will find these articles helpful.

Tough new domestic violence laws

Tough new domestic violence laws

In Australia, domestic violence is a major health and welfare issue. However, we often fail to comprehend the depravity and extent of domestic violence as we often revert to the safety of ‘out of sight, out of mind’. To truly appreciate the severity of domestic...

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Consumer rights for Christmas shopping

Consumer rights for Christmas shopping

As the 25th of December rapidly approaches, we often find ourselves frantically trying to complete our last minute Christmas shopping. Now imagine this. You finish all your shopping by 10:30pm Christmas Eve and all presents are wrapped and under the tree by midnight....

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Yorke Peninsula lawyers supporting local needs

Yorke Peninsula lawyers supporting local needs

Christmas is a time of year that we often take for granted. We often find ourselves consuming unimaginable amounts of food, giving and receiving presents and spending time with our love ones. However, this time of year also highlights the trials and tribulations of...

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Dramatic changes to Probate

Dramatic changes to Probate

By the end of 2018, the legal profession in South Australia will have experienced a dramatic change. Probate is turning digital. As of the 26th of November 2018, the Probate Registry will have completely transitioned to an online system for managing probate...

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My ex-partner is not returning our child – What do I do?

My ex-partner is not returning our child – What do I do?

If your ex-partner is not returning your child or not disclosing their whereabouts, despite your parenting arrangement, you should consider seeking a Recovery Order. If you've found yourself in this situation, please consider the following. Is the child in immediate...

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Disputes with tradies or builders – What are my rights?

Disputes with tradies or builders – What are my rights?

Australia has a highly regulated building and renovation industry to ensure safe and quality work. However, there are some instances where the tradesperson or builder has provided a poor service. Given the amount of money you are paying for the service, this can be...

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I’ve been defamed on social media – What do I do now?

I’ve been defamed on social media – What do I do now?

If you find that you've been defamed online, it is hard to know what the immediate implications are. The law of defamation is designed to offer protection to an individual’s reputation. In South Australia, the Defamation Act 2005 (SA) provides the general law relating...

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CGT and Family Law Settlements

CGT and Family Law Settlements

As detailed in our previous article, the consequences of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) can be significant. As the interaction of CGT and family law settlements can be complex, the following issues should be considered in detail. NOTE: any CGT asset acquired before 20...

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The basics of Capital Gains Tax

The basics of Capital Gains Tax

To help address the complexities of taxation, we have put together a short guide to understanding the basics of Capital Gains Tax (CGT). What is Capital Gains Tax (CGT)? Simply, CGT is a tax on the profit made on the disposal of a capital asset. That is, if you buy...

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What do I need to know about aged care?

What do I need to know about aged care?

Now that my loved ones are growing older, what do I need to know about aged care? Although the future of an individual is uncertain, some careful planning for the possibility of requiring aged care accommodation can be provide some reassurance about what lays ahead....

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