Who gets the family home after separation?

Who gets the family home after separation depends on who can refinance the property taking into account there is likely to be a payment made to the other party. If you are on an income of $50,000 and the current Mortgage is say $400,000 then you are highly unlikely to...

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But who gets the dog? – Family Law

Separated couples often can agree on how the house, cars, and joint accounts will be split between them, but often settlement comes unstuck right at the end over sentimental items, such as photos, dogs, or in one of our recent matters a toilet brush. Family Law has...

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Motor Vehicle Accident Claim Time Limits!

If you have a Motor Vehicle Accident Claim, you should be aware that there strict time limits. With motor vehicle accidents it is important to remember that submitting to the insurer an 'Accident Notification Form' does not satisfy the requirement of lodging a claim...

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Are you really protected by your insurance?

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has found that blanket exceptions for mental illness in insurance policies can amount to discrimination under the Equal Opportunity Act, 2010.  The Tribunal considered this question last year when a case was...

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