Property and Sentimental Value

30 Aug
2019

Property and Sentimental Value

Sentimental Value in Property Settlement In determining how the property pool is split, the Court has previously highlighted the difficult and sometimes unique circumstances where one party may have sentimental value in an asset. In one particular case, the Husband of the proceedings was given 14 days to retrieve the…

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25 Jun
2019

Relationships, Age and Criminal Law

The international US story of a 34-year-old female teacher (Letourneau) who seduced one of her 12-year-old students (Fualaau) into a relationship raises clear questions as to how this situation would be dealt with under Australian Criminal Law. Letourneau originally pleaded guilty to two counts of felony second-degree rape of a…

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22 Apr
2019

What We Learned From The Bill Cosby Trial and Aggravated Sexual Assault

Aggravated Sexual Assault Bill Cosby was convicted of aggravated sexual assault and sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for the acts committed against several women. Although the term “sexual assault” is well-known in both the US and Australian jurisdictions, the Australian position differs slightly. Pursuant to the Criminal Code 1899 (Qld)…

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25 Feb
2019

Do you know the New Smoking Laws in Queensland Australia

Do you know the new Smoking Laws in Queensland? Current and New Smoking Laws in Queensland Australia Smoking laws in Queensland was originally restricted in certain areas such as indoor dining areas and other licensed premises under the Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1998 (Qld). Amendments to this legislation in…

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21 Feb
2019

Drink Driving is Not Only for Cars

Is Drink Driving Only Applicable For Cars? Nope! If you are caught drink driving, there is a strong chance the vehicle will either be a car or motorcycle. These two categories of transport form approximately 98% of current drink driving charges in Queensland. However, these are not the only forms…

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31 Jan
2019

Marriage Equality and Same-Sex Divorce in Australia

Since the implementation of the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, factors such as sex and gender no longer affect Australian marriage rights, with same-sex marriage now legal amongst all states and territories. These changes altered the existing Marriage Act 1961, redefining marriage to be ‘the union of…

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02 Jan
2019

Sentencing Approaches Undertaken by the Court

Sentencing Approaches Undertaken by the Australian 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…

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19 Dec
2018

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2020 – James Noble Family Law

James Noble Law - The James Noble Family Law near Brisbane James Noble Law will look for alternate resolutions to resolve family disputes to ease the emotional issues and to minimise financial costs. We will examine alternative dispute resolutions that may provide a more suitable resolution including negotiation, collaboration and…

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29 Nov
2018

What Is The Best Time For Divorce?

The promotion of the best time for divorce is intended to bring attention to the importance of minimizing conflict between couples following the unfortunate breakdown 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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21 Aug
2018

Do Electronic Signatures has any validation in Australia?

Electronic Signatures in Australia 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 that governs the permitted use of electronic signatures. Although the ETA does not include a comprehensive definition of what…

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