Family Law

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…

Three’s A Crowd: Leaving Behind A Spouse And Partner But No Valid Will

The law is constantly evolving to meet the needs of modern couples and blended families. Sweeping changes have been proposed to the Victorian rules for distributing estate assets where a person dies without a valid Will. Under the proposed regime, if a person dies leaving more than one partner but no valid Will, each partner will have no guarantee of receiving assets under the estate.

One Size Does Not Fit All – Finding The Right Family Law Approach

Browse online, and you will find family law practitioners promoting expertise in litigation, alternative and out-of-court approaches to family law, online services, after hours and Skype appointments, and unbundled legal services. What is right for you?

Court Affirms Broad Scope for Estate Claims by Stepchildren

A recent landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Appeal has reaffirmed the modern and inclusive definition of a ‘stepchild’. The decision has reaffirmed that stepchildren are among the limited number of people now eligible to make claims on a deceased’s estate.