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    Congratulations To Jeremy Hogg, MST Lawyers’ Newest Accredited Specialist

    17 Oct 2017

    MST Lawyers is excited to share that Jeremy Hogg of the Family Law team has successfully attained accreditation from the Law Institute Victoria (LIV) as a specialist in Family Law.

    The Illusion Of ‘Exclusion’ In Property Settlement Cases

    5 Oct 2017

    The Full Court of the Family Court of Australia has confirmed that all property will be considered when finalising property matters between parties upon marriage breakdown. Significantly, this also includes property inherited years after separation. The ruling has established that property acquired post-separation will not be ‘excluded’ from consideration.

    Co-Parenting – Parents Who Sabotage Relationships Between Their Children And The Other Parent

    27 Sep 2017

    Many parenting Orders contain provisions seeking to restrain parents from denigrating each other in front of their children or allowing other individuals to do so. These clauses reinforce the need for fostering healthy relationships between parents and children post family separation. While some parents find it difficult, most understand and appreciate the importance of facilitating and supporting a relationship between the child and the other parent. Unfortunately, some parents find it difficult, if not impossible, to foster positive relationships between their ex-partner and their children.

    Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 commences operation

    The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (Act) received royal assent on 14 September 2017. This means that the following changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 commenced from 15 September 2017: New and increased penalties for serious contraventions of workplace laws and record keeping obligations; New prohibitions against requiring an employee to…