Relationship Separation During a Pandemic

Article By: Enis Goktepe, Partner Cappello Rowe Lawyers Sydney   As federal and state governments continually change the liberties available to us in response to this pandemic, where we can go and for what reason is continually changing on a seemingly weekly basis. Even if the gazetted restrictions allow for…

“Hibernating” Family Law Property Settlement Proceedings during COVID-19

Article By: Enis Goktepe, Partner Cappello Rowe Lawyers Sydney Governments and economies are currently struggling to get to grips in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all seen varying commentary regarding the economic impacts of the pandemic, some say it is a recession, others say it is a great recession, while…

The Impacts of Social Media On Family Law

With technology quickly becoming more and more of an integral part of our lives, the use of social media is rapidly on the rise. Although it may seem like a harmless way to share photos and other material on these platforms, it could also be quite detrimental to court proceedings…

Choosing a Business Structure

There are 4 main types of business structures for doing business in Australia, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. A person can carry on business as a sole trader, partnership, trust and company.

Employee or Contractor – do you know the difference?

It's important for all businesses to have systems in place to determine whether workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors, as tax, super and other government obligations are different depending on whether the working arrangement is employment or contracting.

Why it’s a bad idea to write your own Will

It is relatively easy to find a free Will template on the internet and fairly cheap to buy a Will “kit” from a newsagent or online. There are also websites that have “data collectors” that take your information and create a Will for you seemingly without any legal expertise required.

Binding Financial Agreements – Do They Kill The Romance?

Binding Financial Agreements (‘BFA’), popularised as pre-nuptial agreements in America are often touted as “romance killers”, and there have been many examples before the Family Court which support this view.