Can My Ex Take My Child Overseas?

The separation of parents can often be a difficult time, particularly when it involves one parent wishing to take a child overseas. During the parental dispute, a risk may arise that one parent may take the child overseas without the other parent’s consent with the intention of not returning the child . Fortunately, you can … Read more

Daddy or Donor?

Lessons From Massons v Parsons The High Court of Australia has recently ruled on appeal a sperm donor to be the legal father of an 11-year-old child after he was actively involved in her life. The case with the pseudonym of Massons v Parsons [2019] HCA 21 involved a 49-year-old man who agreed to donate … Read more

Lease vs Licence

Difference Between Lease And Licence: Why It Matters As William Shakespeare pondered centuries ago, “What’s in a name?” Shakespeare may have been prophetic – in a modern legal context, the name given to a document or agreement may not reflect its true nature. If you have permission to use someone else’s land for a particular … Read more

Family Law Act Section 75(2): Property Settlement Special Circumstances

Property Settlement Special Circumstances The third step in the four-step process that the Court generally applies to property settlements is to determine whether there are any special circumstances that require adjustment to the property settlement amount. These adjustments are usually based on each parties’ future needs. This step follows after the initial two steps of … Read more

Mutual Wills: What Are They?

Mutual wills, also known as mutual will contracts, are wills that form a legally binding contract between two people that has the effect of: Having both of the wills drafted in terms that are agreed by the parties making the wills; and Prohibiting either party from revoking or amending their will without the agreement of … Read more

How To Manage your Charity and Meet ACNC Requirements

A NSW charity recently had its charity status revoked by the national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (the “ACNC”) following an investigation into the activities and operations of the organisation. The implications of this revocation are significant. Notably, the organisation’s Commonwealth charity tax concessions have been removed, being the fringe benefits tax … Read more