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Articles and legal news from the Atkinson Vinden Team.

  • Am I Entitled to Flexible Working Arrangements?

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    Flexible working arrangements are governed by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). You are entitled to request Flexible working arrangements if you have worked for your employer for at least 12 months and you fall into one of the following categories: You are a parent with the responsibility for a child or children who are...

    Employment Law

  • Personal guarantees – the importance of getting them right

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    Many of our firm’s clients are small business owners who give personal guarantees as a necessary means of obtaining finance. Often we also see parents giving guarantees on behalf of their children so that finance can be obtained to enter the property market. A personal guarantee is a very serious commitment which can have catastrophic...

    Commercial Law, Disputes

  • Settling a family provision claim before it proceeds to Court

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    The threat of potential claims against an Estate may arise fairly quickly after someone passes away. A potential claimant may approach the executor quite soon after the death of the deceased claiming they have been left out of the will wrongly or that the provision made for them in the will is insufficient.  Negotiations can...

    Disputes

  • New Ways of Terminating Strata Schemes

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    Atkinson Vinden frequently acts for lot owners collectively and developers for the termination of a strata scheme. Are you a party to a strata scheme? If so, the law around how to terminate and amend strata schemes recently changed and this may impact upon you. A new method of terminating a strata scheme was introduced...

    Property Law

  • How are assets divided in a divorce?

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    We all know that dealing with a property settlement after separation can be an emotional and financial nightmare. The more you know about the divorce property settlement process, the easier it will be for you. So, how do you go about dividing assets to determine a financial settlement? Australian divorce law The legislative instrument governing...

    General, Property Law

  • What is Spousal Maintenance and am I eligible for it?

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    What is Spousal Maintenance? Spousal Maintenance also known as spousal support is a payment made by a person to their former spouse to assist them in meeting their needs after separation. How is Spousal Maintenance paid? Spousal Maintenance can be paid by way of weekly payments for a certain period of time or through a...

    Commercial Law