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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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Psychological injuries and workers compensation

Psychological injuries and workers compensation

We all have a bad day at work now and then, whether it’s dealing with a complaint from a customer, a falling out with a co-worker, or you feel under a lot of pressure to meet a deadline. When it’s a one-off incident most people just call it a bad…
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Considerations for employers during the Easter holiday period

Considerations for employers during the Easter holiday period

It’s that time of year again when chocolate eggs fill the supermarket shelves and the Easter Bunny is set to make an appearance. But I’m a little concerned about the Easter Bunny’s workplace and whether they have considered all the issues with his employment situation over the holiday period. In…
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When families can’t agree and Tribunals have to decide

When families can’t agree and Tribunals have to decide

I have recently been approached by a family member for advice in relation to their father’s situation and since it is a variation of a story I hear quite often, think it’s a good topic for my article this month. The scenario is that Dad is getting older and a…
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