Being a Family Lawyer

By |2018-10-29T14:12:12+10:00February 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Following the breakdown of a relationship, family lawyers face a challenging and, at times unenviable task of helping their client through one of the most difficult periods of their lives.  The role is usually evenly split - part lawyer and part counsellor – requiring empathy and objectivity in equal measure. When I tell people I’m [...]

Family Law Property Settlements: Is a 50/50 split the starting point?

By |2018-10-29T14:12:12+10:00February 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Following the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship, it is common for separated parties to be unsure and anxious about their entitlements in a property settlement and the assets they are likely to retain. This is only natural given that Family Law is a complicated and emotional area of law which is often [...]

FAQs – Powers of Attorney

By |2018-10-29T14:12:12+10:00February 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

What is a power of attorney? A Power of Attorney grants another person the legal authority to make important financial and legal decisions on your behalf if an accident or illness means that you do not have the capacity to make the decision yourself. A Power of Attorney is as important for life planning as [...]

Swimming Pools – New Compliance Laws

By |2018-10-29T14:12:13+10:00February 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Across Australia, thousands of homes have backyard swimming pools. With drowning being a leading cause of preventable death in young children, swimming pool safety is an important issue for the community. New compliance laws came into effect in NSW in April 2016, requiring that any property with a swimming pool now needs a certificate of [...]