How much child support will I pay?
A Parent’s Guide to Child Support After separation, people often find themselves in tricky situations regarding how much to pay to their ex-partner for the support and upkeep of their children. These payments, known as ‘child support’, are generally ongoing, periodic payments made by one parent to the other, purely...read more
ACT’s Child Protection System…
…In a Stage of Infancy The news in Canberra recently has been rife with talk of reforms to the care and protection system (as well as the federal election) and access to information records. Of particular significance is an ACT Court of Appeal decision that overturned the decision of the...read more
Can victims of family violence be cross-examined by their perpetrator in court?
Agitation by the legal profession and other groups to prevent perpetrators of violence who are representing themselves in court proceedings from cross-examinin the other party has lead to legislative reform.read more
Farewell Denis Farrar
Last week we farewelled Denis Farrar, the Farrar in Farrar Gesini Dunn. He has been a lawyer since 1976 (that’s 43 years) and with FGD since its inception in 1995. In terms of the work he did, Denis practiced at the pinnacle of the legal profession. He was a formidable...read more
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...read more
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...read more
FGD Sydney Celebrates Golf Day
On 28 March 2019 FGD Sydney held their inaugural Golf Day at Concord Golf Course and what a fantastic day it was. The day began with a light lunch and refreshment in the clubhouse as our players rolled in and mingled with fellow teammates. Our CEO, Jim Dunn, gave a...read more
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....read more
Burial, Cremation and Funeral Arrangements – Does what I want really matter?
One of the questions often asked in the context of estate planning in general is “Are my wishes actually going to be carried out?”read more