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We’ve separated but we still live together: Can I get a divorce?

Separation looks different for each and every couple. For some it is immediate, dramatic and bold; for others it slowly creeps up on them, leading up to a realisation that the relationship has ended for good. Separating is no longer synonymous with the forced vacation of a person from the family home. Today, and in […]

Is compensation payable under the workers compensation legislation for injuries sustained in domestic violence when working from home?

During the COVID -19 pandemic people are spending a lot  more time at home and unfortunately there has been a significant increase in the reports of domestic violence. While employers are not usually liable for workers who are exposed to domestic violence, in a recent case before the New South Wales Supreme Court of Appeal, […]

Family provision claims can by adult children of any age

As the financial impacts of COVID-19 continue, people may be looking for ways to obtain funds that they might not otherwise pursue. One such area is in the Wills and Estates arena. Family Provision claims may be made against a deceased estate where a person seeks Orders from a court for some provision (if they […]

Can you claim for worker’s compensation if you are injury when working from home?

According to the NSW workers compensation legislation, if a worker suffers a work-related injury the worker has the right to claim worker’s compensation. The injury can arise out of a work-related accident or a disease contracted or aggravated in the course of employment. During the COVID-19 lock down period, more workers are working from home. […]

Rental Guarantee and Covid – 19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic in worldwide, the property market in Australia has suffered extended impacts in relation to the market value of the properties and investment return rate. One of the concerns that many purchasers might have is about the rental guarantee, which is a document signed both by vendor and purchaser indicating that […]

Trusts – Legal Owner _ Beneficial Owner

In general terms, trusts are widely used for asset protection, investment and business purposes. The following types of trusts are frequently encountered in Australia: Fixed trusts 固定信托 Unit trusts 單位信托 Discretionary trusts 全權信托 Family trusts 家庭信托 Bare trusts 簡易信托 Hybrid trusts 混合信托 Testamentary trusts遺囑信托 Charitable trusts 慈善信托 Superannuation trusts 退休金信托 A trust is essentially a […]