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Social Media – Are you breaching the law?

2016-10-14T09:40:51+11:00

Many of you use Facebook and other Social Media these days posting statuses about your latest holiday, or just about the morning's coffee break; but you need to be wary that the moment you start making negative comments you may be breaching the law. Indeed all users of social media beware that comments posted on [...]

Social Media – Are you breaching the law?2016-10-14T09:40:51+11:00

Prenuptial Agreements

2016-10-14T09:40:51+11:00

Prenuptial Agreements – Are they worth the paper they are written on? In Australia, pre-nuptial agreements are relatively new. That is to say, such agreements were not recognised as binding until amendments were incorporated into the Family Law Act in about 2000. In Australia, pre-nuptial agreements (known as Binding Financial Agreements) can be entered into [...]

Prenuptial Agreements2016-10-14T09:40:51+11:00

Family Law

2016-10-14T09:40:51+11:00

At Tonkin Drysdale Partners we offer a personalised service in Family Law. Your enquiry or matter will be handled with discretion and a specialist competence gained with years of practice in this field. Our primary aim is always to work together with our clients to achieve quick, and cost effective resolutions. Family Law is a [...]

Family Law2016-10-14T09:40:51+11:00

Why can’t the children decide which parent to live with?

2016-10-14T09:40:54+11:00

This is a question often asked by my clients.  Naturally, most parents want the best for their children and want to respect their wishes particularly during a difficult time when their parents are separating. Usually the parent that is posing the question tells me that they have been told by their child that they want [...]

Why can’t the children decide which parent to live with?2016-10-14T09:40:54+11:00

Appointing an Enduring Guardian is an important decision

2016-10-14T09:40:54+11:00

Most people have heard about Powers of Attorney, usually through involvement with a family member.  Powers of Attorney are important appointments which help plan for the unexpected contingencies in life.  The appointment of Enduring Guardians are just as important.  While Powers of Attorney let you appoint someone to manage your financial affairs (in the event that [...]

Appointing an Enduring Guardian is an important decision2016-10-14T09:40:54+11:00

Sacked pregnant worker awarded almost $15,000 by court

2016-10-14T09:40:54+11:00

The Fair Work Act provides general protections for workers against employers taking adverse action against them.  Section 351 of the Act says that an employer must not take adverse action against a worker who is exercising a workplace right. In 2012, the Federal Magistrates Court was asked to decide whether an employer had breached section [...]

Sacked pregnant worker awarded almost $15,000 by court2016-10-14T09:40:54+11:00

Are you into creative and performing arts?

2016-10-14T09:40:54+11:00

Are you into creative and performing arts? Is my draft novel/song/artwork protected at law? Under the Copyright Act 1968 (the Act) various material is automatically protected by copyright. There are two general categories including "works" defined as "literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works" and "subject matter other than works" which includes sound and TV broadcasts, [...]

Are you into creative and performing arts?2016-10-14T09:40:54+11:00

DO YOU HAVE A DISPUTE WITH A FINANCIAL SERVICE PROVIDER?

2016-10-14T09:40:54+11:00

DO YOU HAVE A DISPUTE WITH A FINANCIAL SERVICE PROVIDER? I sometimes receive enquiries from clients who are not happy with a decision made by their financial service provider. Recently, a client came to see me to get advice because her insurer refused to pay a claim for her car which had been stolen.  The car [...]

DO YOU HAVE A DISPUTE WITH A FINANCIAL SERVICE PROVIDER?2016-10-14T09:40:54+11:00

Identity Theft

2016-10-14T09:40:54+11:00

Identity theft can happen to any one of us. If you lose your wallet or handbag, or if your car or home is broken into, documents can be stolen and used. If you provide personal information over the internet, on social media or over the phone your personal details can also be used to someone [...]

Identity Theft2016-10-14T09:40:54+11:00