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Radio National Law Report – Wills & Intestacy

The Law Report program on Radio National broadcast on Tuesday the 3rd of March discusses a dispute involving the estate of a young man who died without a will leading to an unexpected outcome. Under the law of intestacy, his estate of $600,000 goes to his estranged wife, despite the couple already finalising their property […]

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Divorce in Western Australia

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the latest data for Separation and Divorce late last year. This data consisted of 2013 figures and show that 5268 applications for divorce in Western Australia were granted. This was an increase on the previous years figure of 5073 and went against every other state and territory in Australia, […]

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Shared Parenting – Overnight Stays For Children Under Four

ABC Radio National’s Law Report discussed an interesting Shared Parenting issue on it’s program last Tuesday 1st July 2014. Children under four spending time away for the primary carer is a strongly debated issue. The program looks at what Australian research actually says and how is it being used in the Family Court. You can […]

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Government to review domestic violence laws

The Western Australian Government is examining key recommendations from a Law Reform Commission report which includes separating family and domestic violence orders from the existing Restraining Orders Act. The report recommends treating it as a criminal offence under the Criminal Code and creating clearer definitions of what constitutes domestic violence. An article, appearing on the […]

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The Restraining Orders Act 1997 (WA) annotations

Kavanagh Lawyers’ principal, Marty Kavanagh, has just had his 20 annotations on The Restraining Orders Act 1997 (WA) published as part of a significant update to Dickey’s Family Law with Legislation. This new authored content provides concise annotations, and are structured to help practitioners reach the information they need as quickly as possible. Read more about […]

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Grandfather’s Will – A legal fight over a pastoral holding

A long running battle over a Grandfather’s Will This week’s Law Report on ABC’s Radio National highlights a recent decision in a NSW Supreme Court over a Grandfather’s Will, which included some strong words from the Judge in regards to the legal fight over a pastoral holding. Describing it as ‘a sorry case’, the Judge […]

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Property Settlement after Separation

Kavanagh Family Lawyers can assist with drafting consent orders once agreement about property settlement has been reached. We can then help you apply to transfer any land from joint names. Any stamp duty payable on the transfer is assessed at a nominal rate rather than at market value. These Transfers of Land are lodged with […]

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Things to know about Divorce

Below is some information on some of the many things to know about Divorce. Please bear in mind that you should consult a lawyer for individual advice regarding your own situation. Applying You can apply for a divorce by yourself (known as a sole application) or together with your spouse (known as a joint application). […]

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Family Law Solicitors Perth

Kavanagh family lawyers have three highly experienced Family Law Solicitors in Perth. Their focus is on providing meaningful solutions for clients in all aspects of family law. Our Family Law Solicitors undertake complex and intricate family law litigation in Western Australia, as well as effectively acting for clients whose legal issues are reasonably uncomplicated and […]

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