Don’t negotiate or mediate with your ex without us!

It is very important that you are aware of what the law says and what your entitlement might be BEFORE you negotiate any settlement agreement with your ex.

There is perhaps nothing worse than reaching an agreement with your ex without any legal advice, only to find out that you have missed out on thousands of dollars/superannuation and/or valuable time with your child/ren.

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Missing your children over the school holidays?

School holidays are an opportune time for children to spend quality time with their parents and other family members.

Unfortunately some parents experience difficulties in reaching an agreement with the other parent about what time/s the child/ren will spend with each parent (and other family members) during the school holidays.

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Straight forward answers to some common Family Law Questions

Q1. I cannot afford to see a lawyer. They’re the only real “winners”.

A. You can’t afford not to see a lawyer. Any good family lawyer will tell stories of how time and time again they see people get themselves into all sorts of trouble by failing to obtain proper legal advice and representation. Some people will settle their property for a small fraction of what they are really worth. Some will settle and find their ex back on their heels down the track because to their shock horror their agreement was not legally binding. The scenarios are many and none too pretty, so it’s a bit like the old phrase – Penny Wise, Pound Foolish!

Q2. What will it cost me to have a lawyer?

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More Bad News for Injured Workers

Goudappel High Court Decision
On Friday, 16 May 2014 the High Court overturned the Court of Appeal decision in Goudappel v Adco. This is another blow to injured workers who, for the most part, now find their rights to Workers Compensation insurance benefits either non-existent, limited or soon to be extinguished.

Background
Mr Goudappel sustained an injury at work some years prior to the 2012 NSW State Liberal Government’s Amendments to Workers Compensation benefits. He put in his claim form, received a claim number from the insurer, had a claims officer appointed and received some payments for his time off work and his medical expenses. All before the Government’s changes commencing on 19 June 2012.

On the 19 June 2012 the Government decided to move the goal posts on injured workers and brought in new changes. For the most part those changes reduced and/or extinguished their rights to compensation through its WorkCover funded insurance Scheme.

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Slip & Fall Law

Talk to one of our Slip and Fall experts today and they will immediately let you know if you have a case. Remember there are time limits for Slip and Fall compensation so please call as soon as possible after your accident so you don’t miss out. Property owners have a responsibility to provide a safe environment free from dangerous conditions. While a slip and fall accident may seem like a minor event, it can cause extremely serious injuries, including broken bones, head trauma, fractured hips, and neck and back problems. Falls are consistently a major cause of injury in Australia.

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