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    Conflict of Interest? Using same family lawyer as conveyance

    Hi . My brother is currently going through separation with his wife and they are selling their house. She wants to use the same solicitor that she is using for family law for the conveyancing. I would have thought this would be a conflict of interest though?
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    NSW Lawyer needed.

    Hi, I am looking for a reasonably priced and competent lawyer to complete consent orders I have received. Western Sydney location. Thanks.
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    Good Morning. If a Lawyer/solicitor is told something that relates to one of his family is he allowed to tell that family member?
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    QLD ICL Independent Child Lawyer Who Pays?

    So I'm self representing in court at the moment in regards to wanting an order so I can see my daughter as my ex is alienating her from me. An ICL has been appointed due to violence, from her. I've read that legal aid will do an assessment of me? From the tables it appears as though my income is...
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    VIC Need lawyer for Prenup Agreement

    Hello, I am looking out for a lawyer for a basic prenuptial agreement. Me and the partner need a very basic one with clauses only around property ownership. Please let me know the cost estimate for both of us together. Thanks
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    I am involved in a legal case and apparently the other parties Lawyer has made a major mistake in Law early on in the piece. After 4 years and $ 20,000 expended I ceased being self- represented and engaged a lawyer myself. As advised by my new lawyer it is likely that the other parties...
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    VIC Do I need Australian Lawyer as well?

    My estranged husband lives and works overseas, most of our assets are in New Zealand, and will have to be sorted out I have been advised by a NZ attorney. Neither of us live in NZ anymore and havent done for over 9 years. My husband and I have lived apart for over 5 years. I have been advised...
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    VIC Seeking a lawyer who is experienced in international separation

    I am seeking the services of a lawyer that is very experienced in an international separation filed in Australia. The other partner is located in the UK and is hiding property and not disclosing. A complicated situation that requires a very experienced lawyer in this field.
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    VIC Mother taking me to Family Court for property separation

    Well... I got shafted and screwed left and right from just about every firm I encountered in Melbourne. My mother is taking me to the family court this Tuesday demanding I SIGN 100% of my home to her. I've somehow become the first kid in the country to be in a PROPERTY SEPARATION with a parent...
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    SA Newly admitted lawyer !

    I am a very newly admitted lawyer working as a volunteer solicitor for a CLC. Can anyone recommend access to a guide to assist with collating Affidavits for Family Law? I have searched the Family Law website and found some useful information, however, I am looking for the correct way to set it...