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East Coast Law Family Law Blog

Contesting Wills are you Eligible?

In NSW eligible persons can Contest a Will make what is called a Family Provision claim if they have been left without adequate provision from a deceased estate

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Whats is a Prenupital Agreement

A prenuptial agreement or pre-nup is the colloquial name for what is formally known as a ‘Binding Financial Agreement’ (BFA).

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What is a Testamentary Trust and their Benefits?

The definition of a testator is a person who has written and executed a last will and testament that is in effect at the time of his/her death.

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What is an Enduring Guardian?

An enduring guardian is someone you choose to make personal or lifestyle decisions for you when you can’t make decisions for yourself.

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What is a Will

A will is the most important document you will ever sign it is a legal document that sets out your wishes for the distribution of your assets after your death

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An Interview with our Senior Solicitor: Vicki Andrews B.Ec LLB

Vicki is our Senior Solicitor based at our Port Macquarie office.

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Have you been left out of a Will?

The loss of a family member is always a difficult time, but it can become more distressing to learn that you have not been included in the family member’s Will.

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What is Mediation? How Does it Work? When is it Appropriate?

Mediation can be a very effective way to resolve all different types of disputes, including neighbourhood disputes, family law matters, employment issues and often estate claims.

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What Does a Family Lawyer Do?

You’ve probably heard other people speak about “my lawyer” or “my solicitor” when telling you about their family law problems.

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Your Children and Divorce – Keeping Separation Amicable

Divorce or a separation is hard enough. You and your family will be under a lot of stress and experiencing a whole range of emotions, as a separation means permanent changes in the family dynamic. There is, however, a way to ensure the process is as amicable as possible.

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Hiring a Local Lawyer Versus a Big City Firm

As long as you find a lawyer who is experienced in the area of law that you require service in, you don’t need to engage a big city firm.

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What Does “Parenting” and “Property” mean?

Parenting and property issues are dealt with by the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, under the Family Law Act, 1975.

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