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May 14, 2019

The Family Court – A Parent’s Perspective

The Family Court – A parent’s perspective I try to encourage my clients to avoid Court whenever possible. The majority of family law matters settle by agreement, but for an unlucky few, going to Court is unavoidable. I recently talked to some of my clients who have been through the...

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May 9, 2019

Beware of the DIY Will

We have written previosly in our FGD blog about the dangers of using a DIY Will Kit. However, cases such as that of the Estate of Peter Reid highlight the extent to which it could all go pear-shaped if a Will is done incorrectly. The deceased, Mr. Reid, left a...

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May 2, 2019

National Access to Justice Conference

Dennis Farrar was the Co-Chair of the National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference held in Canberra 13-15 March 2019.

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April 30, 2019

FGD Welcomes New Directors

Clients of the Accounting and Advisory team were thanked at a cocktail party to celebrate the merger of Farrar Gesini and Dunn and DPR Accounting and Advisory last Friday. Director Peter Beames thanked the long term clients for the opportunity to be part of provide vale to their financial journey....

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March 6, 2019

Settle by Sunday

Ever thought “I just want my divorce done!” or “separating through lawyers is expensive”?Well guess what – we are here to challenge those misconceptions!If you, or a couple you know, is ready to settle their separation in a weekend – we want to hear from you!We want to give you...

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November 23, 2018

$17,000 for Karinya House!

esterday we had a really lovely moment in the FGD Canberra office. We had the opportunity to present our friends from Karinya House with a $17,000 donation thanks to our FGD community!

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October 17, 2018

FGD Charity Golf Day 2018 – supporting Karinya House

 The FGD Charity Golf Day is done and dusted for another year, and what a success it was! We were really pleased to have 22 teams enter this year (keep an eye out for your team photo in the attached slideshow) and despite the chilly weather, everyone had a great...

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October 9, 2018

FGD Launches Artificial Intelligence Tool

We wanted to make something that would set us apart from other lawyers from the moment you enter our website.Before you’ve ever stepped into our office, and before we’ve charged you a single billable unit, we wanted to give you an idea of how the Family Law works and the things you need to consider if you are going through a separation.

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August 31, 2018

What is a kidnapping in Australia?

Kidnapping in Family Law – Phoenix is Found! On 30 August 2018, Pheonix was found in the Carwoola area – with his Mother nearby. Having been “granted full custody of Phoenix” two months’ prior, Cliff was entitled to be concerned about him being missing. The media have reported that Pheonix’s...

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August 22, 2018

Truffles and a Will – two things that should be on your shopping list, not your bucket list!

Recently the FGD Estates team hosted an intimate event at The Truffle Farm which was an opportunity for us to treat a small group of our professional contacts to a really memorable event. We all loved it and came away with some unexpected parallels between truffles and estate planning.

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August 3, 2018

Does Australia have no fault divorce?

What happens when you marry, and then the relationship breaks down and you and/or your spouse is wanting to leave the relationship? Imagine if you had to prove fault on behalf of your spouse to obtain a divorce, and where should the law draw that line?

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July 30, 2018

Talk to the experts – Why should I see a financial planner?

Continuing on with our series of talking to experts, FGD Director Kasey Fox speaks to Financial Planner Dave Rae about why people going through a separation should see a financial planner. I’ve known Dave for a number of years. He is a financial planner and business owner practicing in Canberra...

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