What happens to lotto wins in a separation


It’s been a tough year for many Australian’s and coming into the New Year we’d all love to be fortunate enough to have a windfall of some kind. Winning the lotto or any big windfall isn’t easy; otherwise, we’d all be walking around as millionaires. But having a windfall does happen from time-to-time, and the […]

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PRESS RELEASE                                                                         10.12.2020 BUSHFIRE RISK AND BODY CORPORATES – WATERSHED DECISION As of today, Body Corporates are on notice to manage and control their common property reasonably and for the benefit of all lot owners, as per Section 152 (1) of the Body Corporate and Community Management Act, Qld. A decision today by the Office […]

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9 ways to avoid conflict for separated families this Christmas


With under two months till Christmas, the “season to be jolly” can also be the “season for stress” for many people. A lack of time, money, credit card debt and the pressure of having to appear happy in the holiday season can be too much for many relationships. This time last year, the Today Show […]

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The Law is an ass: Liquidators are given unrealistically- preferential treatment


If you are a business person, you need to read this. And you need to seek changes to the Corporations Act. Speak to you local member.  You – trying to do business So you are a business (a creditor) owed money by another business (a debtor)  either as a ‘ sum certain’ or  under a […]

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Press Release: Bushfires Royal Commission- Developers, Councils and Body Corporates on notice.


PRESS RELEASE: 3/11/20BUSHFIRES ROYAL COMMISSION FINDINGS – DEVELOPERS, COUNCILS AND BODY CORPORATES ON NOTICE NOT TO BE NEGLIGENT Jim Wilson, Principal of Wilson Haynes solicitors believes that the outtake of the Bushfires Royal Commission findings and recommendations was that communities and leadership within those communities needed to proactively upgrade Bushfire Safety Management Plans (BSMPs) and, […]

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The frightening cost of commercial litigation for the average “Joe”


Run your life and business to avoid it, at all costs How often have you heard a person say, “Well, we will sue them!” How often have you also heard a person say, “Well, let them sue me!” These words reflect my personal adage that “the first casualty of emotion is common sense.” Persons who […]

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Mental Health Skyrockets During COVID-19 and Your Legal Rights


It seems the R U OK? National Day held on September 10, has been more critical for Australians than any other year with reports of over 3326 calls for help in a single day. Lifeline experienced the busiest period in its 57-year history between March and June with almost 90,000 calls recorded every month. Additionally, […]

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Tweed Heads Catches The Gold Coast Disease – In Town Planning


Most people understand that town planning schemes require council’s to approve ‘adequate’ parking for commercial developments, to minimise the impact of on-street parking on surrounding areas. Councils and councillors trumpet this as them doing the job they are paid to do, or were elected to do. However, what councils and councillors do not tell us residents and […]

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How Does the Law Apply to Sovereign Citizens?


The media has been flooded in recent weeks with people claiming their rights to Sovereign law. Sparked by the coronavirus, the movement has seen people refusing to wear masks, not complying with border check regulations, and blatantly disobeying of public health orders to try and outsmart authorities. So, what exactly is a ‘sovereign citizen’ and […]

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Before You Separate – What To Ask Your Family Lawyer

Before You Separate – What To Ask Your Family Lawyer


The decision to see a family lawyer isn’t an easy one. It usually comes with plenty of heavy emotions, and when children are involved, it can be a delicate process for everyone involved. Separation can be a long process, and there will be areas of legality you’re likely to run into where you may be […]

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