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For most people, the breakdown of any relationship is a challenging time, whether it be a marriage or de-facto relationship. Dealing with the various requirements of the family law system can add to the challenges.

At E&A Lawyers, we guide you through these challenges by providing you with expert family law advice designed to achieve the most practical and cost-effective resolution possible, tailored to your specific circumstances. We also pride ourselves on being supportive, yet decisive and practical advocates.

Where your family law matter spans into our areas of legal expertise like estate planning or business and succession law, we have the expertise to deliver a holistic and strategic approach to ensure all your legal needs are met.

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Blogs - Family Law

What’s the difference between a gift and a loan?

The difference between a loan and a gift to family members

We have seen an increasing interest of late in parents considering providing money to their kids.  One of the most common reasons is to help with the purchase of their first home. But is that money a gift? Or is that money a loan that needs to be repaid?
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How does marriage affect my Will?

Effect of marriage on your Will and other estate planning documents

Getting married (or divorced for that matter) can have significant impacts upon any Will, Power of Attorney or Appointment of Guardian you already have in place.  Likewise, if you didn’t have any of these documents before marriage, now’s the time (before marriage or divorce), to get them done.
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Am I in a de facto relationship?

Am I in a de facto relationship? Defining the meaning of ‘de facto’ and why it’s important in family law

Understanding if your relationship is considered "de facto" in family law matters is important if your relationship ends and you need to divide your assets and/or access spousal maintenance.
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Consent Orders formalise parenting and/or financial matters after separation.

We have separated amicably, what now? Your guide to family law Consent Orders

Consent Orders are a written agreement between the former spouses that is approved by the Family Court of Australia. They can be made in relation to parenting matters, or financial matters, or both and are legally enforceable.
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