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Social Media and Family Law – Do’s and Don’ts!

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Like many people, I struggle to remember a time before Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pintrest. The usage of social media has become a societal norm, with the ability to instantaneously…
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How to Prepare for your Initial Consultation with your Family Lawyer

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During the breakdown of a relationship, people often find it difficult to consider their future and the direction they want to go. Often in our experience, getting advice at an…
Arbitration

Family Law Arbitration – What is it, and what does it mean?

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Most people are aware that the Family Law Courts in Australia are under-resourced and overloaded with matters causing family disputes to take years to even get to a trial (let…
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What Your Executor Needs to Know

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In this podcast, Strathpine Estate Planning Lawyer, Mahendra Mohan discusses a very important document that your executor needs to know about.... listen to the podcast
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What to Do If Your Ex-Partner Breaches a Parenting Plan or Order?

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In this podcast, Matt Stimpson explains the impact of COVID-19 to ongoing Family Law matters.... listen to the podcast
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Understanding the Family Law Court’s PPP500 Process for Asset Pools of $500,000 or Less

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When a couple separates one of the most difficult things to do is work out the best and fairest way to divide the assets accrued during the relationship.
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Need to Make an Urgent Application to the Family Law Courts During COVID-19?

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While Australia now appears to be through the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic and some aspects of society prepare to return to normal routines, Australia’s court system continues to operate…
Purchasing Commercial Property

What are the Implications of Different Entities When it comes to Purchasing Commercial Property

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Investment in a commercial property is a big financial decision but one that in the right economic environment – and in the right location – can be lucrative.
Covid-19 And Parenting Arrangements

Covid-19 and Parenting Arrangements

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In recent weeks we have received a large volume of enquiries from people seeking advice relating to the current pandemic and how separated parents should be responding to it.
COVID-19 Family Law

The Impact of COVID-19 on Family Law Matters

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In this podcast, Matt Stimpson explains the impact of COVID-19 to ongoing Family Law matters.... listen to the podcast
Executor of a Will

What Does it Mean to be an Executor of a Will?

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When it comes to making a will about how you wish your estate and affairs to be handled after you die, appointing an executor is one of the most crucial…
Commercial Leasing

Key Things to Know About Negotiating a Commercial Lease

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Do you have an amazing business idea? Perhaps it’s a retail concept you believe will take off and, what’s more, you’ve found the perfect premises in the perfect location.
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Can Stepchildren from a De Facto Relationship Dispute an Estate?

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In this podcast, Big Law, Solicitor Mahendra Mohen discusses the options for stepchildren from a de fascto relationship who wish to dispute an estate.... listen to the podcast
What Needs to be Done When Your Relationship Ends

What Needs to be Done When Your Relationship Ends

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The end of a relationship is one of the most difficult times in any person’s life. Making the grief and trauma that accompanies this event even harder to deal with…
You've Found New Love - What Should You Do Now

You’ve Found New Love – What Should You Do Now?

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There’s nothing like new love. For most of us, we hope new love will grow into old love – a shared life that leads to many happy memories, of house,…
Difference between Residential and Commercial Conveyancing

What is the Difference between Residential and Commercial Conveyancing

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While there are many similarities between residential and commercial conveyancing – that necessary legal process for transferring ownership from seller to buyer – there are also some important differences, which…
Conveyancing

Bought or Sold a Property? Why it’s Important to Update Your Will

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When a person makes a will detailing how they want their assets to be distributed after they die, and by whom, they often think that’s the end of the matter.
Prenups

The Difference Between a Prenup and a Consent Order (Part Two)

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In part two of this podcast, Matt Stimpson, Family Lawyer from Big Law continues the discussion on prenups, reminding listeners what they are and whether circumstances may arise to choose…
Prenups

What You Need to Know About Prenups (Part One)

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In part one of this two part series, Matt Stimpson, Family Lawyer from Big Law discusses binding financial agreements (prenups).... listen to the podcast
Buying a Unit QLD

What You Need to Know About Buying a Unit

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There's little doubt that there has been an exponential increase in Queensland of unit puchases. But is buying a unit a little different than buying a regular house? In this…
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Buying Off the Plan in Queensland

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Caveat emptor. Translated from Latin, it means "let the buyer beware." And when it comes to buying off the plan, it is advice worth heeding.
Buying a Unit in Queensland

Things to Do When Buying a Unit in Queensland

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In a perfect world, home buying would be easy. But in reality, there's no such thing as a "simple" real estate transaction. When it comes to buying a unit in…
Typical Conditions in a Contract

Typical Conditions in a Contract

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Whether you’re buying or selling a home, it’s important you understand the essential terms and conditions of the contract of sale.
What You Need to Know About Selling Your Property

What You Need to Know About Selling Your Property – Part 2

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When it comes to selling your property, there can be plenty of questions that can emerge and it can be helpful to slow down and consider it all as a…
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What You Need to Know About Selling Your Property – Part 1

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When it comes to selling your property, there can be plenty of questions that can emerge and it can be helpful to slow down and consider it all as a…
selling your home

Things to Consider When You Sell Your Home

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Making the decision to sell your home is a big move that brings with it both excitement (what price will we get?) and apprehension (what if we can’t sell?).

Mediation in Family Law – What can I expect?

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Mediation in Family Law – What can I expect? Mediation is very regularly a necessary step for resolving family law disputes involving both parenting matters and also property. Section 60I…
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What You Need to Know About PPSR Charges When Selling a Business

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The registration provisions of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (the Act) came into force on 30…... listen to the podcast
SMSF

What You Need to Know About SMSF (Self-Managed Super Funds)

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In Part One of this series of three podcast, Big Law Partner, Sylvia Lopez and Resource Accounting Queensland Director, Craig Bruce discuss…... listen to the podcast

Can I See the Will?

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Can I See the Will? Once someone dies there is often a queue of people interested in discovering the terms of the will. This raises the question: who is allowed…

How to Apply for Divorce in Queensland

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How to Apply for Divorce in Queensland There are many reasons people decide to officially end their marriage by applying for a divorce. These may include the desire to marry…

Taking Children Overseas Without a Court Order

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It goes without saying that during every school holidays, there is a case of a parent taking their child or children away potentially on overseas trip without the other partner's…

The Things You Need to Consider When Doing a Will

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It might come as a surprise, but there is a growing number of people over the age of 18 who don't have a will. It goes without saying that the…

How to Choose the Right Business Structure

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The terms ‘separation’ and ‘divorce’ are often used interchangeably by people but in fact, in the unfortunate event of a relationship breakdown, they mean quite different things and carry different…

What Does Separation & Divorce Mean?

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What Does Separation & Divorce Mean? The terms ‘separation’ and ‘divorce’ are often used interchangeably by people but in fact, in the unfortunate event of a relationship breakdown, they mean…

What Your Business Needs to Know about the Changes to Retail Shop Leases

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What Your Business Needs to Know about the Changes to Retail Shop Leases Here's the thing about change: it is seldom easy and no one really likes it. But in…

Things You Should Consider When Selling a Business

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Things You Should Consider When Selling a Business For those people contemplating selling a business, Michelle Maxwell our Experienced Commercial and Property Law Solicitor talks about the important things to consider…
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Property Settlement Matters – Post Separation

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Property Settlement Matters - Post Separation In the context of family law, ever wondered how the Court considers inheritances post-separation? In this video, our Matt Stimpson discusses the topic. CONTACT…

What is a Testamentary Trust and Why Should I Consider One?

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What is a Testamentary Trust and Why Should I Consider One? Not only does death impose an emotional toll on family and friends, it brings with it a number of…

Can I Relocate To Another Town City With The Children

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Can I Relocate To Another Town City With The Children Our Family Law Solicitor Matt Stimpson, answers one of the most commonly asked questions in family law, "Can a Parent…

Big Law Team to Speak at Leading Conference Events

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Big Law Team to Speak at Leading Conference Events Big Law are pleased to announce that 2 lawyers of our team are presenting at legal conferences over the coming weeks.…

The Importance of Updating Your Estate Planning Documents Following Separation

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The Importance of Updating Your Estate Planning Documents Following Separation An Oversight with Massive Consequences. In this podcast, our Estate Planning Lawyer, Elise Jaques discusses one phenomenon that occurs more…

What Does a Property Settlement Look Like in a Short Relationship?

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What Does a Property Settlement Look Like in a Short Relationship? In the eyes of the law, a "short marriage" is considered to have lasted less than a period of…

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney and Why You Need One

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What is an Enduring Power of Attorney and Why You Need One Estate planning, for most of us is often an afterthought, something we know we need to get to…

Important Points to Consider Before Buying a Commercial Property

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Important Points to Consider Before Buying a Commercial Property Buying a commercial property involves a lot more considerations than when buying a residential property. This is not least because there…

Impact of Recent Changes in Family Law

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Impact of Recent Changes in Family Law In 2018, it was announced there would be significant changes to the family law system in Australia. In the short term these changes…

Time Limits in Family Law Matters

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Time Limits in Family Law Matters For most of us, the realisation that a relationship can't be salvaged is emotionally devastating. Acknowledging this is especially difficult for couples who have…
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At What Age Can Children Make Up Their Own Minds?

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At What Age Can Children Make Up Their Own Minds? There's little doubt that one of the most common questions separated parents ask is, "What age can my son or…

How Does Conveyancing Work?

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How Does Conveyancing Work? There is a lot to consider when you are purchasing a home. If you've got children, one of your first priorities will be making sure it…

The Things You Need to Consider Before Separation

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The Things You Need to Consider Before Separation For those people contemplating separation, they're not alone. As the growing pressures on the family unit take their toll, family law disputes…
Commercial Conveyancing Process

What is the Process of Commercial Conveyancing?

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What is the Process of Commercial Conveyancing? Conveyancing is the surprisingly complex process of transferring property from one person or entity to another. Though generally similar to residential conveyancing, commercial…
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Do You Need Help with Family Law Matters?

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Do You Need Help with Family Law Matters? Divorce, separation, conscious uncoupling. All result in the dissolution of a relationship, almost half of which involve children. Luckily, there are many…
To solve children's matters after separation contact solicitors of Big Law

Children’s Matters After Separation

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Children’s Matters After Separation Separation can be one of the most harrowing of life experiences, especially when there are children involved. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2015,…
Know about the Personal Property Securities Register - Big Law

What is the PPSR?

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What is the PPSR? The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) commenced on 30 January 2012 and created a national online register where details of security interests in personal property…
Purchasing Land with a Pre Existing Lease - Big Law

Purchasing land with a pre-existing lease: Reversal of Commissioner of State Revenue v Di Sipio & Anor [2015] QCA 198.

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Purchasing land with a pre-existing lease On 20 October 2015 the Queensland Court of Appeal, in the case of Commissioner of State Revenue v Di Sipio & Anor QCA 198,…
Retail Shop Leases Amendment Act - Big Law

Entering into a retail shop lease: Key Changes Under the Retail Shop Leases Amendment Act 2016

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Key Changes Under Retail Shop Leases Amendment Act 2016 On 25 May 2016, the Retail Shop Leases Amendment Act 2016 was enacted to amend the regulation of retail leasing in…
Speed UP Smoke Alarms by Queensland Fire and Emergency Service

New editions of the two standard Residential Contracts: Are you up to Speed with Smoke Alarms?

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New editions of the two standard Residential Contracts On 23 August 2011 a fire erupted at a house in Slacks Creek Queensland Twenty-three calls were made to the emergency services,…
Loan when Family Member in Need - Big Law

What have I done – did I loan you my money or was it a gift to you?

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Did I loan you my money or was it a gift to you? Most of us have experienced this – an urgent call from a family member asking for a…
Superannuation Binding Death Benefit Nomination - Big Law

What is a Superannuation Binding Death Benefit Nomination?

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What is a Superannuation Binding Death Benefit Nomination? Your self-managed, industry or retail Superannuation contributions and benefits are held in a trust, which in turn is controlled by a Trust…
The law and the Super Funds Affects - Big Law

Superannuation and your Will – what happens to my Super when I die?

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What happens to my Super when I die? Most Australians are unaware that they must give directions to their Super Fund if they wish to control what happens to their…
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Can an Enduring Power of Attorney receive gifts from the Principal?

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What is an Enduring Power Of Attorney? An Enduring Power of Attorney is a written formal process whereby a person, ie. a principal, appoints a person or persons who can…
business leasing

Don’t Forget To Look at This in Your New Business Lease

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Don't Forget To Look at This in Your New Business Lease. I have recently heard of tenants entering into leases without first undertaking investigations of what Internet services will be…
Enduring Powers of Attorney in Queensland

My mum/dad has dementia and has lost capacity. What can I do?

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My mum/dad has dementia and has lost capacity. What can I do? The bank won't talk to me and I have to pay her bills. What can I do? When…
Estate Planning in Strathpine, Queensland

I don’t what someone to inherit anything in my will. How can I do that?

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I don't what someone to inherit anything in my will. How can I do that? This may be the result of conflict in the family which results in the parents…
What is probate and why do you need it?

What is probate and why do we need it?

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What is probate and why do we need it? A request for probate may be made before the executor can claim the funds for the estate of the deceased person. Probate…
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Family Law Help Now at Big Law

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Family Law Help Now at Big Law Our Solicitor Mark Vaughan has always worked in the area of family law, child protection and domestic violence. A holistic approach to each…
rates ruling update - Big Law

Rates Ruling Update

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Classifying the property by occupier Since writing and publishing the article Rates Ruling Could Have Major Effect, some important changes have taken effect. Readers may recall that the article dealt…
Recent ruling by Supreme Court could impact up to 20 regional council budgets & impact $300 Mn.

Rates Ruling Could Have Major Effect

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Rates Ruling Could Have Major Effect A recent ruling by the Supreme Court could impact up to 20 regional council budgets, and impact $300 million in rates across Queensland. The…
Faking Testimonials and Places of Origin

Faking Testimonials

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Faking Testimonials and Places of Origin In a recent Federal Court case, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission brought action against Worldwide Energy and Manufacturing Australia Pty Ltd (WEMA), P…
ACCC v TPG

ACCC v TPG

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When the Fine Print Isn’t Fine At All In a recent High Court case, the Court was asked to determine whether fine print in an advertisement was enough to prevent…
buyers beware

Sellers Beware

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Sellers Beware There has been a recent District Court case in the District Court at Maroochydore where the buyer of a property brought a claim against the seller for damages…

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