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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fence Disputes – What are my rights?

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When it comes to fence disputes between neighbours, your initial thought is: what are my rights? As a consequence of the continual growth in housing density in South Australia, there has been a steady increase in fencing disputes. Although there is no general obligation to fence land or to repair an existing fence, the Fences […]