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When superannuation doesn’t end up with the people it was intended for: blended families & government super

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Imagine discovering that you do not have control about who your superannuation will go to upon your passing, even though you have documented your wishes in a will. A nasty surprise and it is occuring more than you might think. … Read More

Separating and need to plan care arrangements for your children?

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For most separating parents their primary concerns include their children’s wellbeing and fear about the legal process. Consequently, the first few questions I am usually asked are these: “How do I tell the kids we’re separating?” “I don’t want to … Read More

“We do”

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Family Court ruling clarifies status of potentially polygamous marriages. By Sage Leslie In many countries around the world, polygamous marriage, where a person is married to more than one person, is still practiced legally. While they cannot be legally performed … Read More

NFAW Press Club Event

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On Tuesday 11 November 2014 Julie Dobinson, Di Simpson, Sally McGuinness and Rebecca Tetlow attended an event at the National Press Club, hosted by the National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW). Eminent Anthropologist Professor Emerita, Diane Bell spoke of “Science … Read More

A different use for BFAs?

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Binding Financial Agreements (BFAs – sometimes colloquially known as “pre-nups”), are usually designed to protect assets owned by one member of a couple from a claim by the other member of the couple in the event of separation. Typically, BFAs … Read More

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