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Another Successful TDP Footy Tipping Comp


This year we hosted for the 16th straight year the TDP NRL Footy Tipping Competition.A total of 199 punters entered the competition for the top prize of $2,000.00 plus bragging rights.Total prize money of $5,440.00 was handed out at our presentation night at Everglades Country Club on Friday 8 September 2017.We were joined on [...]

Another Successful TDP Footy Tipping Comp2018-09-18T10:12:36+00:00

Changes to Driver Licence Disqualification


Changes have been introduced to the periods of disqualification of drivers’ licenses in October 2017. The changes provide that in some cases, drivers who have had their licence disqualified by a court, may apply to the Local Court for the removal of their existing period of disqualification. Depending on the offence, the driver must [...]

Changes to Driver Licence Disqualification2018-09-18T10:10:35+00:00

Moving with children after seperation


After separation, often one parent will want to move away from the place where the family live together, perhaps for support from that parent’s family or friends, for employment opportunity or to start over in a more familiar place. In family law this is called relocation. The relocation will often make it more difficult [...]

Moving with children after seperation2017-12-11T14:48:08+00:00

Lee Pawlak – Accredited Specialist


I was appointed an Accredited Specialist in Family Law by the Law Society of NSW in October 2017. “Specialist Accreditation” is a special title that helps the public identify lawyers that have demonstrated expertise in their area of law. To be acknowledged as an accredited specialist a lawyer must have worked in the field [...]

Lee Pawlak – Accredited Specialist2017-12-11T14:43:31+00:00

First home buyers assistance scheme


The NSW First Home Buyers Assistance scheme provides eligible purchasers with exemptions on transfer stamp duty on new and existing homes valued up to $650,000 and concessions on stamp duty for new and existing homes valued between $650,000 and $800,000. Eligible purchasers buying a vacant block of residential land to build their home [...]

First home buyers assistance scheme2017-12-11T14:40:55+00:00

Is a Child’s Step-Child a Grandchild when making a Will?


If the intention of a testator in making a Will is not clear, it is often necessary to look to other evidence to determine the intention. The Supreme Court was asked to consider this in the Estate of Wright in 2016. Mr Wright had two sons but one of his sons had two step [...]

Is a Child’s Step-Child a Grandchild when making a Will?2017-12-11T14:36:32+00:00

A message from the Partners


Welcome to our Christmas Edition of Ad Rem for 2017. What a fantastic year it has been on the beautiful Central Coast. With Christmas fast approaching it is a great time to put the feet up, relax a bit and catch up with family and friends. Some exciting news within the office, with Davina [...]

A message from the Partners2017-12-11T14:32:19+00:00

Who is Eligible for Long Service Leave?


There are also provisions for foreign investors to pay higher duties and land taxes in an effort to assist new home owners to get into the market.Most employees in NSW are entitled to be paid Long Service Leave.  This includes full-time, part-time and casual employees. An employee who has been working with the same [...]

Who is Eligible for Long Service Leave?2018-09-18T10:18:37+00:00

Why bother making a Will?


An aggrieved family member who has been left out of a Will often decides to make an application for a Family Provision Order.  A Court may make a Family Provision Order if it is satisfied that the applicant is an eligible person and that, considering all the circumstances, the deceased person has not made [...]

Why bother making a Will?2017-12-11T14:26:41+00:00

Tying up loose ends after Separation


In many cases, separating spouses are able to amicably resolve how their property is divided after separation. There is good reason though, to have any agreement reached formalised properly. There are potential unforeseen circumstances that can arise which may put the agreement at risk. In a recent case in the Family Court, the husband [...]

Tying up loose ends after Separation2017-06-29T16:58:28+00:00