Financial Support for Children and Families

Child Support Financial support for children in Australia is governed by the provisions of the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 and the Child Support  (Registration Collection) Act 1988. The effect of the Registration and Collection Act was to create the Child Support Agency. The Child Support Agency assesses and collects child support for dependent children…. Read More

Superannuation and Family Law Cairns

What Happens To Your Super If Your Relationship Breaks Down? In December 2002 the Federal government enacted legislation to permit the division of superannuation interests upon relationship breakdowns bringing Australia into line with most western jurisdictions with respect to the equitable distribution of property and assets accumulated by a couple during a relationship. From that… Read More

Why you should have your domestic building contract reviewed

Whether you are renovating an existing home or building from scratch, most domestic building contracts involve considerable sums of money. In fact, entering a building contract may be one of the most significant financial transactions you undertake. Despite the excitement of getting a new project off the ground, it is important to have your building… Read More

What a Will Kit doesn’t do

There are various ‘Will Kits’ available on-line – most are cheap or ‘free’ and all you need to do is download them and fill in the blanks. Many websites boast that you can prepare your Will ‘without spending hundreds of dollars on legal fees’. Simple, right? Not really. Generating an on-line Will may seem easy,… Read More

Can there be an unfair dismissal at the end of a fixed term contract?

Fixed-term employment contracts are common in many workplaces. Understandably, most employers consider they would be protected from an unfair dismissal claim once the term ends. However, in Saeid Khayam v Navitas English Pty Ltd t/a Navitas English (‘Navitas’) [2017] FWCFB 5162 the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission found that an employee may have… Read More