Divorce: It’s Not Your Child

Separation is a more difficult time endured by many couples, and along with that experience comes the associated dealings and feelings of resentment in relation to property settlements and child support. An even further difficult scenario is when after the father has been paying significant amounts of child support for years, he raises the issue […]

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Self Defence

When you are accused with an assault type of offence, your solicitor is able to raise self defence as an issue. An accused only needs to raise self defence as an issue in their case.  The prosecution then has to prove that the accused was not acting in self defence beyond a reasonable doubt. The […]

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Divorce: Relocating with Children

Modern society often provides parents with employment or residential opportunities where one parent prefers to relocate some distance from the other parent. Quite often, this move is with a new partner, which escalates the emotions. The starting point is for the parents to agree for one of them to move. If this is not agreed […]

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Divorce: Holiday Tips for Separated Parents

For many people, Christmas is not what it used to be. For separated families, it can be a time for sadness and disappointment and caught in the middle of it, are children. When there seems to be no easy way to enjoy the holiday break, it is important to understand that the time spent with […]

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Driving: Double Demerits

Our driving licensing system works off a point balance. Drivers with no convictions have zero points. Each conviction carries a point penalty, in addition to a fine. When the amount of points accumulated within a three year period reaches a certain amount, the RTA will suspend your license. For an unrestricted license 13 points, professional […]

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Presumed Innocent

It’s not just the name of a movie, it is one of the most important tenets of criminal law. Recently in the District Court, Counsel for the accused in his closing address to the jury started with words to the effect of: “If I had asked you, before any evidence had been heard, whether the […]

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