Lottery Winnings- Is Your Spouse Entitled to Your Lottery Winnings

14 Feb
2019

Lottery Winnings- Is Your Spouse Entitled to Your Lottery Winnings

What if your Spouse Entitled to Your Lottery Winnings? At one point or another, everyone has thought about the possibility of winning the lottery. But what happens to the lottery winnings if you are currently in a marriage? In the case of Elford & Elford, the court heard an appeal…

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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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30 Jan
2019

How Can I Obtain a Passport for My Child After Separation

Before obtaining approval for a child passport, the Passport Office requires the child’s parent and/or any other person with parental responsibility to provide written consent for the passport being issued. Therefore, the easiest way to obtain a passport is to receive consent from the other parent. However, this will not…

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21 Jan
2019

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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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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04 Dec
2018

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
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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23 Nov
2018

How To Be an Executor of a Will or Will Administrator of an Estate?

How To Be an Executor of a Will or Will Administrator of an Estate? When a person creates a Last Will and Testament, they are required to appoint a will executor or Will Administrator who acts to administer the person's estate upon their death. Although many ask: How To Be…

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07 Nov
2018

Breaching Domestic Violence Order

Breaching Domestic Violence Order? What to do? What is a Domestic Violence Order (DVO)? Domestic Violence Order (‘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…

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