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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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    Can I Remove An Executor – Rules Around “the Naughty” Executor Of An Estate

    Rafton Family Lawyers have specialised teams at Penrith, Parramatta and Richmond in the Hawkesbury/Western Sydney region that can help when administering estates and dealing with executors. What Is An Executor An executor is the person who is appointed in a valid will to carry out the wishes and effectively help to administer the estate after …

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    Sweeping Changes To Family Law System Heralds A New Pathway For Out Of Court Resolution

    On 1st September 2021 the new amendments to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act came into effect immediately and there are now mandatory requirements across all registries in Australia. The new amendments have heralded what has been known as a ground breaking change in the way that family law disputes are determined …

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    Wills Lawyers – Penrith, Richmond, Western Sydney (Why Should You Have A Will?)

    Recent research has revealed that over 50% of adult Australians do not have a will or do not have a valid will. 34% recently said “they just haven’t got around to it” and a further 14% think they don’t “own enough assets or have enough wealth to justify the effort involved”. We want to debunk …

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    Family Law Questions – What Are Separation Requirements

    Since the Family Law Act 1975, the only ground for divorce in Australia is called an “irretrievable breakdown of a marriage”. Under this particular section of the Act which is Section 48, a couple when approaching the court for a divorce must have been separated for at least 12 months. There are many different ways …

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    I Am Worried About My Children What Is A Contact Service?

    At Rafton Family Lawyers specialist family law services we are frequently asked about issues where there is an allegation of risk to children spending time with the other party. In these cases the court will often look to an external agency to enable the other parent to continue to have a relationship with the children …

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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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