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Family Law / Family Law Advice

Do extended family members have a right to spend time with children?

A relationship breakdown can have far-reaching effects on a family beyond the simple scope of the immediate family involved. When it comes to parenting disputes, extended family members such as grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins often have a vested interest in the matter as the ability for such relatives to spend time with the children of the separating parents can be significantly affected by the shifting landscape of family dynamics. The question is, do relatives...
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Charities & Not-for-Profit / Charities & Not-For-Profits

Auditing Requirements of Various Charities

The long answer is: Charities that report to the ACNC all have auditing requirements, such as the Annual Information Statement (a document that provides the ACNC with information on your charity, its activities and basic financial information), but only some have reviewing or auditing requirements From the 2014 reporting period onwards, medium and large charities have been required to submit financial reports that have either been reviewed or audited The table below summarises the...
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Commercial Contracts & Agreements / Business Law

When contracts end: The perils of miscommunication and misunderstanding

From a practical perspective, the most critical thing for any party to a contract to appreciate is the importance of prompt, clear and consistent communication with the other parties involved Don’t underestimate the impact of a miscommunication or misunderstanding Parties who remain silent, who are ambiguous as to their position, or who allow another party to continue under a misunderstanding are at real risk of compromising their rights or creating unintended liabilities This is...
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Property & Development / Developments / Real Estate Agents

First Home Owners Guide: What You Need to Know

First Home Owners: there are many things for you to think about – what suburb you want to live in, what type of property you want and how much you are able borrow from the bank. It can be overwhelming and often you don’t know where to start. This guide aims to explain some of the legal concepts that you need to know and alleviate some of the uncertainty and anxiety associated with the buying process....
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