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22/05/2020

Urgent Parenting Cases During Covid-19

How are the Courts dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic? The Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia have recently released directions about urgent family law applications filed in their Courts as a direct result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). If your parenting issue has...

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01/05/2020

Witnessing Documents During Social Isolation

Given the unprecedented times we are experiencing, we all reflect on our lives and whether we have done enough to ensure our plans are robust to withstand an uncertain future.  This may include one’s estate planning. In our article in these uncertain times we have got you covered, we outlined...

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17/04/2020

Family and criminal law interplay: you need a master in your corner.

You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘jack of all trades but master of none’ before.  Sometimes you need a master: a specialist in a particular area that is an expert in that field. In the areas of family law and criminal law having a master in your corner is essential. The...

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16/04/2020

Challenging a Will in the Australian Capital Territory

A key concept in the law of Wills is the freedom to divide your estate as you see fit. In the ACT, if a willmaker had capacity to make a Will, intended the document to be a Will, knew and approved of the Will’s contents, and was not subject to...

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27/03/2020

Parenting After Separation: The COVID-19 Edition

At FGD we understand that the current living arrangements are tough on parents and children – and particularly those from families with separated parents. In order to help you arm yourself with some information and hopefully avoid conflict over the coming days and weeks we have put together some answers...

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17/03/2020

A message from FGD CEO on our response to Covid-19

FGD always has the health and well-being of our employees, clients and communities at the front of mind, however at this uncertain time with the now escalating COVID-19 health crisis, I wanted to touch base personally. This is an uncertain and worrying time for us all. Whilst we do not...

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05/03/2020

Farrar Gesini Dunn Footy Tipping Competitions 2020

You’re invited to join the Farrar Gesini Dunn footy tipping competitions for 2020. Two codes and a luxury escape for each of the competition winners. The two competitions we will be running are for the NRL and AFL.

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15/11/2019

Do grandparents have rights?

By Kasey Fox Family Lawyer Kasey Fox discusses what the law says about the rights of grandparents to have a relationship with their grandchildren Do grandparents have rights? Recently, while watching a reality tv show (don’t judge me) I heard someone arguing about “Grandparent’s Rights”. A short while later, another...

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06/11/2019

2019 FGD Golf Day Wrap Up

Rewind to last Friday, 1 November 2019. To set the scene, it was a beautiful Canberra day, 31 degrees with a slight breeze under the huge trees at Federal Golf Club a crowd had gathered together polishing up their golf clubs and dousing themselves in sunscreen preparing for an afternoon...

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04/10/2019

Farrar Gesini Dunn’s Estates Team Recognised Again in Doyle’s Guide

We have built and developed our practice to offer the highest quality legal advice in the areas of Wills, estate planning, probate and estate administration. We are committed to doing things differently and providing the kinds of services our clients want.

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19/05/2020

Webinar – Are you ready to get back to business?

Strengthen your position post COVID-19 and before EOFY by joining us online for our three-part Recovery Ready Webinar Series. As government restrictions lessen, some organisations are getting prepared to open their doors again while others are coming down from an unexpected business boom. At both ends of the spectrum there...

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25/09/2019

Top Ten Things to Consider When Making a Will

Your beneficiaries are those who will inherit your estate assets when you pass away. You should also consider substitute beneficiaries in the event your primary beneficiaries do not survive you.

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