To gift, or not to gift? That is the question

The Australian property market has become increasingly difficult to enter, and it is not uncommon for parents (or family members) to provide financial support to their adult children to facilitate the purchase of a new home. These financial advances may occur when the...

Recording partners in family law disputes

In most cases, it is an offence to secretly record a conversation with another person without their permission. However, as the development of technology nearly guarantees an audio or video recording device will be on most individuals at any given time (i.e....

Why is Home Warranty Insurance so important?

Home Warranty Insurance (HWI) is a statutory scheme to indemnify homeowners for loss or damage caused while undertaking residential building works in NSW. The Home Building Act 1989 provides statutory warranties against breaches contained in Part 2C of the Act and...

What is an Independent Children’s Lawyer?

An Independent Children’s Lawyer (ICL) is someone who represents and promotes a child’s best interests throughout family law proceedings. An ICL is truly independent of the Court and enables a child to be involved in decision-making about parenting arrangements...
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