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Conveyancing Jargon Translator

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Are you starting the process of purchasing or selling your property? Have you had discussions with your agent, bank or lawyer and been bombarded with legal jargon which you don’t understand? It is important that you are fully informed during this process, below is a helpful explanation of key terms commonly used in conveyancing transactions. […]

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Domestic Violence and Property Settlement in Family Law Proceedings

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If you have suffered domestic violence during your marriage, this may have an impact on the alteration of your property rights in family law proceedings.   Part VIII of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act) provides a mechanism for parties to alter property rights that would otherwise apply under common law and equity. […]

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How are initial contributions considered in property settlement?

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There are several considerations that the Court looks at when dividing assets, liabilities and financial resources from either a matrimonial or defacto relationship in order to reach a settlement that is just and equitable. The court weighs up the indirect and direct contributions of each party which are financial and those that are not, including […]