The definition of Family Violence is broad. Family Violence is not just physical abuse. It also includes repeated derogatory remarks, damaging property, financial control or stalking or cyber-stalking. With the advancement of technology, perpetrators are finding new and inventive ways to continue to harass and abuse their victims.Continue reading
A new Bill has been proposed to Parliament following the tragic death of Hannah Clarke and her three children. This Bill proposes to clarify the law surrounding Parental Responsibility under the Family Law Act 1975 (“the Act”).
I was recently reminded of the importance of having a valid and up to date Will.
A colleague and I received instructions from the son of one of our clients, who had terminal cancer. The matter was urgent as his father did not have a Will and his Estate would have had to be distributed between him and his mother (pursuant to the laws of intestacy).
I migrated from South Africa to Australia and have been in Perth for a little over a year. I am therefore aware of the stress and planning of migration and I also know that certain things do not make the priority list. One being, finding out if the Will that you made elsewhere is enforceable in Western Australia, or if you need a new Will.