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How important is it to get divorced properly

How important is it to get divorced properly?

Some marriages are just not meant to be, and couples often separate in order to move on with their lives as an individual or even with new partners. With the rise in de facto relationships and people not wanting to get re-married, I am finding that many individuals seem to…
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Death benefit claims

Death benefit claims

As a solicitor who works in both the estate and personal injury space, it surprises me how often families are not aware that there may be workers compensation entitlements available where a death results from a work-related injury. While sometimes the circumstances of the injury are clear when there has…
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Is Mr Bunny an independent contractor or an employee

Is Mr Bunny an independent contractor or an employee?

It’s that time of year again, the hot cross buns are on the shelves and there is a much-anticipated return of Mr E. Bunny delivering his usual cargo of chocolate eggs. The Easter Egg Corporation (EEC) have, however, encountered a problem this year and need to reconsider their contracting arrangement…
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When 2 become 1

When 2 become 1

At this time of year, you can’t help but notice all the advertisements for Valentine’s Day. My lucky other half managed to plan our anniversary for this month and is accordingly never going to be forgiven if he forgets it! Amongst all the advertisements for the general joys of coupledom,…
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New Year, New Office

New Year, New Office!

It’s official, I now have a nice little studio office space in Woolgoolga to call my own. Built by my very talented husband, Brian Sedivy, to fit my brief of “I want it to look and feel like a nice little beach shack”. From 15 January 2024 WNB Legal will…
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Twas the month before Christmas

‘Twas the month before Christmas…

‘Twas the month before Christmas, when everyone decides to conclude, that every legal matter is urgent and must be done right now – how rude!   Every family lawyer is worried as to whose house the children’s stockings will be hung with care, but vehemently hopes that there can be…
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Proposed improvements to NSW rental laws

Proposed improvements to NSW rental laws

If you are currently looking for rental accommodation, or know someone that is, you would be aware that we are experiencing a housing crisis in our area that extends all over NSW. When there are limited rental properties available, there is the potential for landlords to offer sub-standard accommodation at…
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What is a referendum

What is a referendum?

So back in the day when I was a little law student, I had to take a course in legal history so that we could understand the origins of the legal system we were hoping to work within one day. My memory of that constitutional law class is pretty rusty…
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Electronic signing and witnessing of legal documents

Electronic signing and witnessing of legal documents

The world has changed significantly in the last few years following the covid lockdown experience and a lot of archaic legal requirements have suddenly changed almost overnight it seems. We can now commence court proceedings by filing documents through an online court portal, court hearings and mentions via video link…
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Changes to NSW Probate system

Changes to NSW Probate system

If you have been required to make an application for a grant of probate of a will or apply for letters of administration in a deceased state in recent years, you would be aware that there are often significant wait times in processing applications in the NSW Supreme Court. At…
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What happens to your estate if you don’t have a will

What happens to your estate if you don’t have a will?

Often people have the intention to get a will prepared and it’s on their list of things to do when they have time, but for whatever reason, just never get around to it. Then something unexpected happens and it’s too late. Luckily our legislators realized that there could be situations…
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