Who Would Kobe Bryant’s Billions Go To If He Lived In Queensland Australia, And Died Without A Will?

05 Mar

Who Would Kobe Bryant’s Billions Go To If He Lived In Queensland Australia, And Died Without A Will?

If Kobe Bryant was an Australian, resided in Queensland, and died without a valid Will (“intestate”) the laws of Queensland would decide how his vast estate would be divided. Because he had a wife and children it would work like this; His spouse would receive the first $150,000 of his…

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25 Feb

Divorce Application Options You Might Not Know About

What Happens If My Ex Won’t Sign the Divorce Papers? Divorce can be a very difficult time in both parties’ lives. Sometimes after the breakdown of a marriage, one party has difficulty in accepting this fact and may refuse to sign divorce papers. Other situations might involve a controlling ex-partner…

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30 Jan

Who Pays for Schooling and Extra Curricular Activities?

Who Is Responsible For Payment of School Fees and Extra-Curricular Activities Post Divorce? A major concern amongst parents who have children under their care is the payment and costs associated with extra-curricular activities. As sport, music, dance and other similar activities are popular with children of all ages, the costs…

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28 Mar

The Family Report and Expert Evidence in Proceedings

Expert evidence including family reports provide the Court with material from an independent viewpoint, which both assesses and highlights particular issues with each unique case. The most common form of expert evidence in family law proceedings is family reports, which are undertaken by psychologists to determine the children’s views, the…

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24 Sep

How Is Mediation Really Going To Help Me?

Mediation is becoming an increasingly more recognisable term when it comes to matters of family law. But what exactly does mediation entail and do you even require it? How is mediation really going to help? Let's discuss this in more detail. What Is Mediation All About? Mediation is all about problem-solving…

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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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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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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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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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06 Jun

Top Tips for Coping During Separation and Divorce

There are not many moments we’ll encounter in life than can be more stressful and depressing than going through the break down of a romantic relationship. Throw the process of a divorce into the mix and things can become even more confusing and exasperating. Here are a few top tips…

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