04 Sep

How To Avoid Problems Drafting A Will

Your last Will and Testament is perhaps the most important document you will ever sign. As the nature of this document is so important, it is necessary to ensure drafting a will is done correctly so any assets collected over your lifetime are properly accounted for. Assets such as superannuation,…

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24 Aug

Do You Really Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

No one enters a marriage thinking it’s going to end in divorce one day, but unfortunately, marriages do break down and people go their separate ways. In fact, statistics show that around 30% of all Australian marriages culminate in divorce. Without going into a committed relationship with a negative mindset…

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21 Aug

Tap or Sign? Electronic Signatures and Contracts

In today’s society, most documents used in day-to-day business can now be filled out and signed electronically. The Electronic Transactions (Queensland) Act 2001 (ETA) is the legislation which governs the permitted use of electronic signatures. Although the ETA does not include a comprehensive definition of what constitutes an ‘electronic signature’,…

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14 Aug

How To Help Your Children Cope With Separation and Divorce

Do it for the kids. Separation and divorce are tough on everybody involved, and it can be even harder on children. While adults are often struggling to understand what went wrong, the kids often have no idea why their beloved parents are separating and no longer want to live together.…

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31 Jul

Are Surrogacy Arrangements Legal In Queensland?

Prior to the 1st of June, 2010, surrogacy arrangements were illegal in Queensland. Since that date the laws have changed, leaving couples who can’t conceive free to source a willing surrogate mother to carry their child full term. However, there is one key condition. The surrogate mother cannot receive payment…

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25 Jul

James Noble Law at Business South Bank interview with Charles Noble

 Charles Noble (Brisbane Family Lawyer) at James Noble Law in Brisbane interviewed at the Business Southbank Showcase 2018. One of the key differences between James Noble Law and many of our colleagues at other law firms is our attention toward technology. We offer our clients an easy way to…

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19 Jul

Some Common Misconceptions About Family Law

Family law covers a whole spectrum of situations and legalities, and everyone’s circumstance is a little different. While there are definite laws in place, there are variations on these laws depending on the particular situation they are being applied to. Because the area of family law is so vast, many…

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05 Jul

4 Key Points To Note About Property Settlements

Firstly, what is a property settlement? Put simply, the division of assets when a relationship breaks down, enabling both parties to sever financial and material ties with one another so they can better move on with their lives, requires a property settlement. A property settlement will also include the distribution of…

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29 Jun

We Got Divorced and She Took My Dog

When a relationship ends there is a lot of focus on the pain and strain of separation and divorce, as well as negotiating parenting plans, child visitation rights, and the division of property, assets, and liabilities. Of course, all of these things are extremely important, but what about the pets?…

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21 Jun

What Are “Lifestyle Clauses” When It Comes To Marriage?

The term lifestyle clause has grown in popularity over recent years. It’s something that is trending with first-time newlyweds; as well as those who have walked down the aisle before. So what is a “lifestyle clause”? It’s about locking in a variety of terms and conditions before the big day…

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