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The Marriage of the Family Law Courts

Written by Samantha Guo, Trainee Solicitor On 1 September 2021, the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia will merge to create the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFC). The reform has been in discussions…

Who does my Super benefit when I die?

By Tiffany Yeo – Trainee Solicitor Kingston Lawyers Melbourne Superannuation is an increasingly important asset many Australians spend their working lives building up. Given how substantial superannuation can become, many people want to leave any remaining superannuation benefits to their…

Common Misconceptions in Employment Law

  • March 16, 2021
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1 – “My employee cannot bring an unfair dismissal claim because I gave them verbal warnings.” Although formal warnings are an important procedure to go through prior to terminating an employee, there are several points to be aware of. Verbal…

How much is enough?

  • December 7, 2020
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A recent decision of the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia highlights how difficult it can be for Judges to make orders following divorce about the percentage of assets parties should retain.  The Wife had no money when…

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Covid-19

  • October 14, 2020
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By Rebecca Cleary 2020 has been a time of enormous upheaval for everyone – particularly those experiencing Melbourne’s extended lockdown. For those experiencing family separations, litigation, employment law and other legal issues with the assistance of Kingston Lawyers, we understand…

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