How are assets split in Australia after separation?

In Australia, there are no specific systems of ‘separation’ or ‘divorce law’ that exist. The law regarding divorce is outlined and contained in the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act). This is a common question when it comes to separation and divorce. In Family Law, there is no specific rule or formula to determine […]

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Key Affairs to have for 2021

The new year represents a great opportunity to take control of your current financial position and ensure that you remain secure should the coming year present unforeseen circumstances. If it has been some time since you last updated your will or contemplated asset protection, then you should take some time now to sort through your […]

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Asset Protection Strategies

Once you have accumulated assets, it is important to begin putting in place the appropriate structures to protect them. Although this may seem unnecessary if you are in a secure financial position, you must remember that your circumstances may change and losing assets through litigation can happen if they are not properly protected. If your […]

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What are my rights in a de facto relationship?

When you get married you are automatically entitled to a swathe of protections, rights and responsibilities which provide guidance in the event of a relationship breakdown, a partner losing capacity, or the death of a partner. However, you do not need a marriage certificate in order to enjoy many of the legal benefits of a […]

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Partner Separation During COVID-19: Know Your Rights

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed our day-to-day lives, affecting small things like how we shop and large things like how we work. This has understandably placed a great deal of stress on relationships, with data from Relationships Australia suggesting that 42% of people have experienced negative changes in their intimate relationships. Divorce rates are […]

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Unfair Dismissal Cases & Claim

Losing employment can be devastating, taking a toll on both your mental and financial health. If you have recently lost your job, it is important that you consider all your options as you may be able to seek reinstatement to your position or be entitled to compensation. At Le Brun & Associates, we can help […]

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Purchasing a Property or Land? 5 Reasons Why you need a Lawyer on Standby

Purchasing a home or area of land is a major investment at any stage in life. While it’s an exciting process, it can be equally daunting, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. In theory it might appear straightforward to purchase a property, but in practice there’s a lot of work involved and several instances where […]

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COVID-19 – Making Sure your Business is Covered

Just like the rest of the world, Australia is facing unchartered territory as we watch the effects of COVID-19 unfold. The spread of the virus is having major impacts on people’s health, daily routines, work and business operations. Rarely do people or businesses outside of the health sector have plans in place for a pandemic, […]

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Coronavirus update – a letter from our Principals

To our Valued Clients, Like you, we’re watching all the coronavirus (COVID-19) developments with increasing concern. Things are changing rapidly and daily, but our priority remains the health and wellbeing of our staff and clients during these uncertain and challenging times. This includes the continuation and resolution of any legal proceedings and matters.  We have […]

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Can Stepchildren Challenge a Will?

In today’s world there are so many types of ‘modern families,’ with second marriages, adoption, foster children and anything in between becoming ubiquitous. Considering the amount of growing blended families over the years, it’s not an uncommon question to hear, “Can a stepchild or stepchildren challenge a Will?” What does Victorian Law Say? Rights of […]

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