What to do if your driver’s Licence is at risk

Did you know that in certain circumstances a driver of a motor vehicle, who may otherwise have their licence suspended or possibly cancelled, may be able to apply to a Court for a good behaviour licence? And did you know that it may be possible to have a Court review a decision by the Roads… Read More

Superannuation splitting laws – things you need to know

When a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down property can be divided between the parties. Superannuation is treated as property under the Family Law Act and as such can be adjusted, transferred or divided between parties when a relationship breaks down. Although it should be noted that de facto couples in Western Australia are not subject to… Read More

The Perils of Not Making a Will

What do Michael Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Picasso, Jimi Hendrix, Stieg Larsson and Robert Homes a Court all have in common? You would be forgiven for thinking, not much. But in fact they do—all six died intestate which means, they died without leaving a Will. Even the rich and famous can fail to plan ahead when it… Read More

Can you be separated and live under the same roof?

Before a person can apply for a divorce they have to be able to establish to the Family Court that their marriage has irretrievably broken down. This can be established if the Court is satisfied that the parties to the marriage have separated and have lived separately and apart for a continuous period of not… Read More

Understanding what a Plea in Mitigation means

If a person pleads “guilty” in a criminal case there will be an opportunity to address the Court before sentencing. This oral address is made, usually by the offenders lawyer, in an endeavor to ensure the minimum sentence possible in the circumstances and to assist the Court in sentencing the offender. The representations made by… Read More

Conveyancing

A Guide to Selling a Property The process of selling a property can be very tedious and time-consuming. At Falzon Legal, whether you are selling a residential property or commercial property, our team of experts would be there to guide you through the process. The Contract Before you sell your property, the first thing that… Read More

Testamentary Trusts

A Testamentary Trust is a very effective estate planning tool to provide for children and grandchildren, and in 2015, is becoming more and more popular. So what is a Testamentary Trust? It is used to describe what is usually a Discretionary Family Trust established under a will. Why is it so popular? This arises from… Read More

Children’s care arrangements following separation

Following a separation parents do not have to go to court about the care arrangements for their children. As a matter of principle we encourage our clients to reach an agreement if possible without the need to resort to the Family Law courts. One advantage in reaching an agreement is that the legal fees will… Read More