COVID-19 vaccines and Children

COVID-19 vaccines and Children

We take a look at how the Family Court deals with these disputes between parents.
How Does an Inheritance Affect Property Settlement?

How Does an Inheritance Affect Property Settlement?

How an inheritance affects a property settlement is one of our most asked questions during initial appointments with clients.
Can I be denied access to a Will?

Can I be denied access to a Will?

The team at Family Focus Legal are quite often approached by family members or friends of the deceased who have been denied access to the will, with their first question always, ‘who is in fact legally able to see or get a copy of the will?’.
Merger of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court

Merger of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court

On 1 September 2021, the two separate family courts known as the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court Australia have now merged to become one Court known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.
World First App to Help Address Domestic Violence

World First App to Help Address Domestic Violence

The NSW Government has funded and recently released a new App called ‘AVOW’ to help address the growing problem of domestic violence in NSW.
Stamp Duty - The Most Loathed Tax in NSW

Stamp Duty - The Most Loathed Tax in NSW

Purchasing a property is costly enough without adding the Government stamp duty to the costs involved.
Final Hearings Affected by COVID-19

Final Hearings Affected by COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court has closed to the public and has implemented a number of measures in line with the government restrictions to still continue operating as an essential service.
Family Court Fast Tracking Cases Affected by COVID-19

Family Court Fast Tracking Cases Affected by COVID-19

The Family Court has recently implemented a special list for matters specifically in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic for a period of three months.
The Pressure that a Lockdown Can Place on a Relationship

The Pressure that a Lockdown Can Place on a Relationship

The current period of lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has presented many concerns about job security, finances, social connections and the uncertainty for the future.
COVID-19 - NSW Real Estate & Property Inspection Update

COVID-19 - NSW Real Estate & Property Inspection Update

After 6 weeks of abiding by the restrictions that were put in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which changed the way we view properties listed for sale and bid at auctions, the NSW Government has given the green light to those restrictions.
Online Will and Estate Planning Appointments

Online Will and Estate Planning Appointments

COVID-19 (coronavirus) is having a significant impact on everyone’s lives. Our community is concerned and feeling uncertain about what the future holds and how we will all fare in this situation.
How is COVID-19 Affecting Buying and Selling Property?

How is COVID-19 Affecting Buying and Selling Property?

Our Conveyancing team have had lots of questions recently from our clients who are looking to purchase a property or who have their property on the market, all wondering how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect their property transactions.
Essential Travel During COVID-19

Essential Travel During COVID-19

In the midst of the unprecedented chaos of the COVID-19 world as we know it, recent changes to legislation has increased the powers of NSW Police in dealing with citizens and enforcing public health directions made by the State Government.
Parenting Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Parenting Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

It is undeniable that COVID-19 is having an enormous impact on not only Australia in terms of medical and economic impacts, but also on families themselves.
Death of a Party During Separation

Death of a Party During Separation

Recently, a friend of Family Focus Legal had a question for Rebekah – what happens when someone dies in the middle of a separation?
Domestic Violence and Cross-Examination in the Family Court

Domestic Violence and Cross-Examination in the Family Court

Recently, the Family Law Act has been amended to provide further protection to victims of domestic violence during cross-examination in Court.
Domestic Violence and Changing your Lease Agreement

Domestic Violence and Changing your Lease Agreement

On 28 February 2019, changes were made to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 in relation to Tenants in circumstances of domestic violence.
Co-Parenting and Communication Apps

Co-Parenting and Communication Apps

Technology is helping co-parenting families to communicate in a more healthy and conflict free way than ever before.
Do I Need to See a Lawyer to Help with an Estate?

Do I Need to See a Lawyer to Help with an Estate?

Being an Executor or Administrator of an Estate can be a confusing or stressful experience, especially when you have just lost someone that you care deeply about. It’s not always necessary to see a Solicitor, but sometimes this is the easiest way forward.
Electrical Inspections for New Home Purchases

Electrical Inspections for New Home Purchases

How do you know if the home you are purchasing has electrical faults?
Surrogacy of Children

Surrogacy of Children

Kim and Kanye have done it, so has Sarah Jessica Parker and Neil Patrick Harris. Surrogacy of children is by no means a new concept, but it is something that has never been considered mainstream in Australia.
PEXA and online Conveyancing & Settlements

PEXA and online Conveyancing & Settlements

Our Conveyancing Team here at Family Focus Legal are all registered members of PEXA (Property Exchange Australia). Pexa was created to provide a national online solution for Conveyancing transactions.
Buying land with the intention to build

Buying land with the intention to build

If you are buying vacant land with the intention of constructing a dwelling, we recommend that a soil test be carried out prior to purchasing the land, provided the vendor does not have a recent report to provide you. 
Do I Need a Pre-Nup?

Do I Need a Pre-Nup?

The majority of couples now reside together prior to marriage. It may be worthwhile thinking about legalities of doing so.
Conveyancing and Land Tax

Conveyancing and Land Tax

Selling or buying a property? Have you been advised about Land Tax?

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