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Life Planning: Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardian

Power of Attorney A power of attorney gives the attorney the right to manage the legal and financial affairs of the principal. The power authorises the attorney to do anything that the principal may lawfully do – for example, buying and selling real estate or operating bank accounts – subject to any limitations set out [...]

2022-07-01T09:33:09+10:00June 20th, 2022|Wills & Estate Planning|0 Comments

Your partner has told you they are leaving?

Following are some steps you need to take when a party to a marriage or de facto relationship decides to separate. When a party to a marriage or de facto relationship decides to separate, there are a number of steps that need to be undertaken: Date of Separation Record The Date of Separation Your Will [...]

2022-06-07T11:04:31+10:00June 6th, 2022|Family Law, News|Comments Off on Your partner has told you they are leaving?

Good Behaviour Licence

Holders of unrestricted driver licences in New South Wales may elect to obtain a good behaviour licence rather than serve out their driver licence suspensions.    What is a good behaviour licence?  Section 36 of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) provides a mechanism whereby full licence holders who have exceeded their demerit point limit may apply [...]

2022-05-27T09:55:28+10:00May 23rd, 2022|Road and Driving|Comments Off on Good Behaviour Licence

Family Dispute Resolution: What is it and Do I have to do it?

What is Family Dispute Resolution (FDR)? Family Dispute Resolution is a mediation that specifically helps families resolve issues concerning parenting and property: Where the children will live How much time they will spend with family How you will communicate and How property will be divided.   Do I need to attend? Under the Family Law [...]

2022-07-01T09:13:56+10:00May 9th, 2022|Family Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Family Dispute Resolution: What is it and Do I have to do it?

Consenting to Apprehended Violence Order ‘AVO’

What is an AVO? An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is a court order issued for the protection of a person who believes that their life or safety is in danger.   What are the types of AVO’s? There are two types of AVO issued by the court that would depend on the allegations of the [...]

2022-04-12T18:55:44+10:00April 28th, 2022|Criminal Law, Family Law|0 Comments

Staff Conflict and the Role of Mediation

Conflict is a part of life and is a normal aspect of any relationship. The workplace is no exception. Unresolved conflict in the workplace can affect performance, breed discord, increase the risk of mental health issues, lead to workplace bullying, put staff’s safety at risk and be highly disruptive to the workplace. In this article [...]

2022-04-12T18:55:36+10:00April 21st, 2022|Employment Law, Mediation|Comments Off on Staff Conflict and the Role of Mediation

Common Assault

Common Assault is an offence under Section 61 of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison and/or a fine of $5,500.   What is Common Assault Common Assault is an act that causes another person to apprehend immediate and unlawful violence. While most assaults involve unwanted physical contact an assault [...]

2022-04-12T18:55:27+10:00April 14th, 2022|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Common Assault

Orr Legal – Wills

My name is Nichole the Principal of Orr Legal. I am writing this about something that is very important that every single person should have. A LEGAL WILL!   People Do Not Like To Talk About Wills I know that people don't like talking about what happens when they die but it's an important conversation [...]

2022-04-13T13:18:20+10:00April 1st, 2022|Wills & Estate Planning|Comments Off on Orr Legal – Wills
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