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    The importance of having a good estate plan

    There has been some recent media attention and scrutiny particularly from the Four Corners program of the ABC, regarding difficulties of some persons, particularly older persons, when they do not have a proper estate plan and estate planning documents in place.  In the Four Corners report, it was alleged that a gentleman who suffered a …

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    I Want To Relocate What Happens Now?

    Relocation applications in family law are applications that are becoming increasingly common particularly since the COVID 19 pandemic whereby people have been moving for work and having opportunities to work from home meaning that their work and lifestyle is quite easy to move out of the major metropolitan cities. In any situation where children are …

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    Contested Wills and Estate Disputes

    A portion of a deceased estate can turn into a contested estate and there are a number of ways this generally occurs. A family member or other person that is alleged to have had a “special relationship with the deceased” perceives they have been left out of a will or what is known as inadequately …

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    Wills- A Plain English Guide

    When Do I Need a Will A will is a legal document that sets out who will help administer your estate once you die and who you want to receive your assets. Making a will and drafting it well in advance of any significant life event is the only way you can ensure your assets …

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    I Have Attended Mediation What Now?

    As per our previous blog post family law mediation is now compulsory across Australia except in exceptional circumstances when there has been a breakdown of a relationship that concerns either parenting and/or property arrangements. There are some situations where an exemption for the requirement of mediation can be obtained however we would still, in most …

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    Wills And Estate Planning What Do I Need To Do?

    Many clients approach us for advice in relation to the area of wills and estates. There are several things that need to be considered and we recommend the following: The first step is to look at preparing your will and/or updating a will particularly if your will is more than three years old.  Our experienced …

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    Is Mediation Compulsory In Family Law?

    At Rafton Family Lawyers we are frequently consulted by separated families asking if mediation is compulsory. There are a number of ways that parties can discuss arrangements for children and talk about the division of their assets.  This can include: Discussions between themselves directly; Using a friend or family member; or An informal general mediation  …

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    Launch Of Raftons Arbitration And Mediation Practice

    On Thursday 25 November 2021 we launched on an official basis our RAMP which is the Rafton’s Arbitration and Mediation Practice at our beautiful art deco office at 62 Warwick Street, Penrith.   Approximately 80 guests gathered despite what was torrential rain with a lovely local band providing some background music and an official opening and …

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    Rafton Family Lawyers Announce Opening Of New Office At 201 Queen Street, St Marys

    Rafton Family Lawyers already have a large presence across Sydney and Western Sydney at our offices at Penrith, Richmond, Glenmore Park, Parramatta and our Sydney office located at International Tower 3, Barangaroo. We are excited to announce the refurbishment of our brand new office at 201 Queen Street, St Marys located just 500 metres from …

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    These fact sheets are designed to provide an overview of the relevant issues and systems so that you have a better understanding of the process.

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    Rafton Conveyancing - Your Experts in Property

    Whether you are buying or selling your first home, an investment property or a block of land, having an experienced legal team on hand to guide you through the process and ensure your transaction runs smoothly is critical. That’s where Rafton Conveyancying can help.

    Rafton Arbitration and Mediation Brochure

    Ensure that your clients are given the best possible opportunity to exit the Court process with a professional and efficient resolution to their family law dispute.

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