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What Is A Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney is a legal document that empowers a given person (attorney) to handle the affairs of another (principal). Such an arrangement is important where the principal is incapacitated in terms of being unwell, incapable, or absent. POA is crucial in taking...

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What is Section 60cc Family Law Act? – Eckert Legal

Australian family law is an essential field, guided by the Family Law Act of 1975, which establishes legal guidelines for handling family disputes while prioritizing children's well-being. Within this comprehensive legal framework, Section 60CC is pivotal in making...

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When Can You Record Someone Without Their Permission?

Recording someone without consent can be extremely complex and delicate, with ethical questions and legal considerations galore. Knowing when it's legal to record another individual without their permission depends on various factors—jurisdiction, subject matter, and...

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What is Family law?

Family law is the main law relating to divorce, separation, children, parenting arrangements, property and financial matters.  It is the law that applies under the Commonwealth Family Law Act 1975.  The Family Law Act (FLA) sets out law that the courts must apply when...

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Can you sue a person for cheating with your spouse in Australia?

Navigating the emotional volatility of infidelity is difficult, and it's only natural for offended parties to seek redress. Australia's unique legal structure for marital infidelity and its repercussions reflects the country's history, culture, and legal development....

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Why Should I Hire a Family Lawyer in Australia?

Hiring a family lawyer in Australia is a no-brainer, as it makes a difference when navigating the intricate waters of family law. Whether you're facing a divorce, child custody issues, property settlements, or other family-related legal matters, having a dedicated...

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What Happens in a Divorce? How the Divorce Process Works?

Divorce is the official ending of a marriage. When a divorce order is made final, you can remarry. The only requirement for a divorce is the ‘irretrievable breakdown’ of the marriage. This is proved by both spouses having been separated for 12 months with no...

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Local and interstate Often a separated parent is concerned that the other parent should not take the child interstate without their knowledge or consent. It is natural for a parent to want to know where their child or children are. Some parents communicate well with...

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Questions on Employment Law

My employer pays my wages in cash and does not provide me with receiving payslips.   Section 323(2)(a) of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act) provides that an employer may pay an employee’s wages in cash. However, it is...