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24/05/2017

FGD Bali Conference – April 2017

We think FGD is a pretty great place to work. Last month, our Directors took us to Bali for a Conference where we stayed at a beautiful Balinese resort, Puri Taman Sari in Tabanan Village, near Ubud.

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22/05/2017

I DID IT MY WAY: The case against Will Kits

Why should I come to see a lawyer to do a Will – can’t I just get a Will Kit? This is a question that I am often asked as an estate planning lawyer. 

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12/05/2017

But my friend said…. (Family Law, it’s personal)

Families and therefore family law, are inherently personal matters. Just as no two families are the same, no two family law matters are the same.

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10/05/2017

Same sex ‘marriage’ and ‘divorce’

If you marry your same-sex partner overseas, what happens if you separate? How do you divorce? And what happens if one of you dies?

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04/05/2017

Will a family trust protect your assets against divorce?

Trusts have many uses, particularly for tax, (just ask your accountant, they love them!) and while it is true that trust structures can make a property settlement more complicated, having a trust does not guarantee you can protect those assets from a claim by your ex.

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01/05/2017

The High Court to rule on Binding Financial Agreements

The High Court of Australia has granted leave to the Wife in proceedings to appeal a decision from the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia in relation to Binding Financial Agreements.

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26/05/2016

“Can I keep my engagement ring?”

Who keeps the engagement rings after separation? The answer is, it depends… Part 2: What happens to the engagement ring after marriage and divorce? In the previous blog post, we looked at the law for what happens to the engagement ring for couples who get engaged, but then who call...

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