Why Women Walk Away From The Family Court

Why Women Walk Away From The Family Court

Does the family court unfairly disadvantage women when negotiating divorce settlements and parenting arrangements? Many disadvantaged women simply walk away from their entitlement to a fair division of property when relationships end because of a lack of quick,...
What To Do If You Suspect Domestic Violence

What To Do If You Suspect Domestic Violence

What can you do if you suspect domestic violence is occurring in a loved one’s life? Domestic violence often happens behind closed doors, where the perpetrator tries to keep the victim isolated so that nobody else knows what’s going on. But if you do...
End of Life Care: Who Decides?

End of Life Care: Who Decides?

The case of an investment banker who suffered severe brain damage following a heart attack will be heard by the Supreme Court in the United Kingdom in a test of whether judges need to authorise the withdrawal of end of life care. The legal challenge by the official...
Should You Buy a Flood Prone House?

Should You Buy a Flood Prone House?

When businessman Paul Edwards and his wife Hazel bought what they thought was their dream home, they were assured by the sellers that it had never flooded. What they didn’t realise was that they had just bought a flood prone house. Less than a year after moving...
Your Moral Obligation When Writing A Will

Your Moral Obligation When Writing A Will

Do you have the freedom to exercise total testamentary freedom when you write your will? You do have some freedom, but you also have a moral obligation imposed on you by the law. In each of the states of Australia, the law casts a moral obligation upon a will maker to...
Who Keeps The Pets After a Divorce?

Who Keeps The Pets After a Divorce?

The introduction of a new law in Alaska, which requires courts to take an animal’s wellbeing into consideration in the event of a divorce, changes the way that family courts view pets, removing their status as an object or piece of property to that of a valued family...
Family Estate Battle After Rocker Dies

Family Estate Battle After Rocker Dies

A family estate battle has erupted following the death of French rock star Johnny Hallyday, who died two months ago, with two of his four children claiming that they have seemingly been cut out of a will that may be worth as much as 100 million euros ($A156 million)....
What Happens to Your Email When You Die?

What Happens to Your Email When You Die?

As we live out more of our lives in the online realm, there are also implications for estate planning: what happens to our email when we die? Do you want your loved ones reading your email? What if you have important information located within your email account? How...