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An Open Letter to Mike Baird, Premier of New South Wales
Everyday the Supreme Court of New South Wales deals with disputes about the distribution of an Estate. On 13 July 2015 the New South Wales Court of Appeal handed down a decision relating to a claim under the Succession Act 2006. It was an Appeal from a decision of a Supreme Court Judge who had previously heard the case.
There has been significant media attention recently about the increase to the filing fees in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court. However proposed changes which were due to be implemented on 1 July 2015 were initially blocked in the Senate. Following further negotiation with the Government The Family Law (Fees) Regulation 2012 has now been amended by the Family Law (Fees) Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2015 and the fee increases became effective from 13 July 2015.
Our Director, Arthur Fogarty, was pleased to be invited to attend the University of Western Sydney School of Law Award Ceremony for the 2014 Academic Year on the evening of the 9th July 2015 for the purposes of presenting awards to those students awarded prizes for their academic results.
Christmas Holiday Opening Hours for Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia Parramatta Registry
SECTION 60AA OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT 1987
It is now over 20 years since the Federal Government first made it compulsory for every employed worker in Australia to contribute to a superannuation fund. As a result superannuation is often now the most significant asset of many families, after the family home.
It is now in excess of 18 months since the Premier of this State announced on 19 June 2012 that his Government intended to make significant changes to the New South Wales Workers Compensation scheme.
When most people think about family law parenting matters, they imagine a mother and a father in dispute about the care and welfare of their child or children. But if you are someone who is concerned about the care, welfare and development of a child, then you may also be able to play a role in parenting proceedings.
One of the most common fears and misconceptions surrounding the family law system today is that every separating couple has to attend a Court to finalise their divorce, divide their assets, and make arrangements for where the children will live and how much time they will spend with each parent. Thankfully, there are other options available for couples.
At Lamrocks, we understand how important your purchase is to you and we work hard on your behalf to ensure everything runs according to plan. We have the knowledge, skills and experience to identify any potential issues before they become a problem and we make sure you understand your rights and obligations every step of the way.
We help you to understand the importance of having a valid Will and consider the benefits of additional protection in the form of a Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship.
Following a separation, there will often be issues to work out concerning the property settlement which may include assets such as the family home, any investment properties, shares, cars, furnishings and superannuation. How can couples go about negotiating an agreement?