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So you are going to a Mediation… What happens in a mediation?

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In most family law and estate litigation disputes, the parties are required to attend mediation to attempt to resolve their dispute. This article describes what is involved and addresses the most commonly asked questions about mediation. What is mediation? Mediation … Read More

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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A message from our Managing Director

The Partners and staff at DDCS Lawyers wish to advise you that during the COVID-19 crisis we remain fully operational and dedicated to assisting you with your family law or wills and estate planning needs.

Our Partners and Lawyers have had the capacity to work remotely for some time now. While we are unable to meet with you in person, we are able to conduct conferences digitally and remain fully available to continue to communicate by email and telephone.

All our lawyers and administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our contact details remain the same.

We appreciate that at this time you and your family are likely to be experiencing anxiety about your current circumstances. To assist you, we will be in contact with you over the next week to ascertain how we can best support you. This contact will be complimentary.

If there is anything further we can do in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or the Partner or lawyer who has primary carriage of your matter.

Julie Dobinson, Managing Director.