Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (“FCFCOA”)

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On 1 September 2021, Australia’s federal court system amalgamated into the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia (“FCFCOA”) under the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021. Previously, the federal court system operated through two separate courts – The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. The […]

Consumer rights for Christmas shopping

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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. However, as you eagerly hand out all of your presents Christmas morning, […]

Yorke Peninsula lawyers supporting local needs

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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 those less fortunate than us. At any given time, there are more […]

Dramatic changes to Probate

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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 applications. The new system is called CourtSA. How will it be different from the […]

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

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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 danger? If your child is in danger, you should contact the police immediately. Please note […]

Disputes with tradies or builders – What are my rights?

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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 infuriating and can lead to disputes with tradies or builders. So […]

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

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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 to the tort (civil wrong) of defamation. The law of defamation operates […]

CGT and Family Law Settlements

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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 September 1985 will automatically be exempt. The Family Home Where the marriage […]

The basics of Capital Gains Tax

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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 property for $400,000 and subsequently […]

What do I need to know about aged care?

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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. The virtue of aged care is that the sooner you […]