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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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Importance Of Updating Your Will When You Separate

There are several circumstances that can lead to a recommendation to update or review your will.  As things progress life changes and certainly life events carry with it implications in relation to your estate and estate planning including your will.  Major life events include a separation or divorce, a marriage, the birth of a child …

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Conveyancing Update

2021 saw major changes to the way conveyancing transactions are dealt with in NSW with an overhaul of the conveyancing system and the abolition of paper title.  Gone are the days when solicitors, parties and banks hold certificates of title in their safe custody. Instead, certificates of title are now all electronic and settlements are …

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Rafton’s launch RAMP service [Arbitrations and Mediation Practice]

Rafton’s Arbitration and Mediation Practice (RAMP) offers all-inclusive, competitively priced packages that combine value for money with the highest quality service. Led by Maurice Edwards, one of Australia’s leading Family Law arbitrators, and the only family lawyer to be chosen as a finalist in the Australasian Arbitrator of the Year Awards to date, RAMP combines …

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My Ex Partner Is Violent And I Need Property Settlement. What Do I Do Now?

In many matters before the specialist Family Court, there are complex issues surrounding property settlement and these often involve family violence. Whilst it is not always discussed, it is certainly a matter that our team of specialist family lawyers at our offices at Richmond, Penrith and Parramatta can assist with. It is certainly the case …

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