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What the changes to the family law system mean for you

The new legislation passed (The Family Law Amendment Bill 2023) is designed to make the family courts safer and easier to use. The Bill includes some of the following recommendations and changes to the family law system: 1. Best interests of the child/ren The presumption of “equal shared…

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5 questions about Advanced Health Care Directives

What is an Advanced Health Care Directive? An Advanced Health Care Directive (AHCD) is sometimes known as a living will. It is an important way to let your loved ones know about what health decisions you would like made for you, should something happen to you. It outlines…

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Can I transfer my property to a family member?

What is a related party transfer? Transferring property between family members is known as a related party transfer. There are many ways in which this can be achieved, including: As a gift – for instance, as an inheritance from a deceased estate;selling the property to a family member, more…

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New ID requirement for all company directors

What is a Director ID? A Director ID is a 15-digit identifier given to a director of a registered company or someone intending to become a director and is a number they will keep forever. The aim of the Director ID is to: prevent the use of false…

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FEATURED ON YOURLIFECHOICES: Podcast with John Deeks on wills and estate planning

"Where there's a Will, there's a way." Shane Neagle, principal lawyer at Ivy Law Group, joined John Deeks on the YourLifeChoices podcast to talk about the importance of having a will to help protect yourself and your family, and what happens when there is no will.  Listen to…

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Family Law eBook: Navigating a new relationship after separation

Starting a new relationship after a separation can be both exciting and daunting at the same time. In this e-book, we cover some of the legal issues to consider when navigating a new relationship, including how to protect your assets by way of a Binding Financial Agreement (BFA), upating…

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Podcast Episode 16: How do I get a divorce if I don’t know where my ex is?

Welcome to Ivy Law Group's Podcast - The Family Five! Divorce can be tricky enough, but what if your former partner or spouse is nowhere to be found? Or what if thye refuse to co-operate? What happens then? In this episode, we talk all things divorce, including whether you can…

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Family Law Guides

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