21 Jan

Criminal Law Sentencing Factors

Sentencing Factors When pleading guilty or being found guilty of an offence, the Judge is required to consider a range of factors when imposing a sentence. There are many different categories of sentences, including fines, community-based orders, probation or a term of imprisonment. When considering what sentence should be imposed,…

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09 Jan

Urgent Family Law Applications

Bringing Family Law Matters Urgently As most couples who suffer a breakdown of the relationship or marriage want to sort out the matter as soon as possible, it is common for parties to try and bring proceedings as soon as possible, especially in situations involving children. However, before parties engage…

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02 Jan

Sentencing Approaches Undertaken by the Court

In the last five years, the High Court of Australia has heavily criticised sentencing principles which implement an oversimplified approach and place significant weight to broad sentencing ranges and individual factors. As a result of this increased criticism, the court’s approach has slowly shifted to sentencing approaches which implement an…

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19 Dec

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2019 from James Noble Law

Congratulations! We’ve almost made it!! It’s the end of another big year in Brisbane Family Law and we are sure you will all agree that the years are coming and going as fast as ever. Time flies when you're having fun! In the last few weeks of the year, we…

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04 Dec

No Ill Will: What is Testamentary Capacity?

For a will to be valid and binding in Australia, the testator (the person making the Will) must have testamentary capacity at the time the Will was created. Testamentary capacity occurs when the testator is of sound mind and must understand:  The nature and effect of the Will; What encompasses…

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29 Nov

What is “Good Divorce Week”?

The promotion of “Good Divorce Week” is intended to bring attention to the importance of minimising conflict between couples following the unfortunate break down of the relationship. Common in these situations, both parties will be subject to a wide range of difficult emotions; inevitably though, both parties will suffer.  …

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23 Nov

How To Be an Executor and What Duties Does The Administrator of an Estate Have?

When a person creates a Last Will and Testament, they are required to appoint an executor which acts to administer the person's estate upon their death. Although many ask: How To Be an Executor? The executor is responsible for ensuring that all outstanding debts and taxes are paid to creditors/debts,…

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07 Nov

Breaching Domestic Violence Orders

What Are Domestic Violence Orders? Domestic Violence Orders (‘DVO’), also known as “protection” or “restraining” orders are made by the court to prevent domestic violence against the person bringing the application (“the aggrieved”). The imposition of a Domestic Violence Orders will generally impose certain conditions against the person committing the…

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23 Oct

4 Keys To Better Health During the Divorce Process

Going through separation and the divorce process can be stressful on so many levels. That’s why it’s imperative you really make an effort to look after your health throughout the entire divorce process. How to survive the divorce process Getting sick or rundown is not going to help when you…

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09 Oct

Find a Family Lawyer Brisbane That Works For You

A Simple Way To Find a Family Lawyer Brisbane That Works For You. Depending on how long a couple has been together, separating can be a lengthy, sometimes confusing and often painful process. Then there are all the legalities involved in the situation. Find a Family Lawyer Brisbane that gives…

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