Consider overseas assets when making a Will

PEOPLE usually understand the importance of having a Will although statistics say that most Australians don’t have one. If you don’t have a Will then the finalisation of your estate and affairs will inevitably be more expensive, complicated and uncertain. The issue becomes even greater when people have overseas assets. There is an increasing number of Australians who have family, … Read More

Walker PenderConsider overseas assets when making a Will

Posting revenge images on social media is an offence

THE Criminal Code (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Amendment Act 2019 makes it an offence for a person to “distribute, or threaten to distribute, an intimate image or prohibited visual recording”. Intimate image has a wide definition and is set out in s207A of the above Act. An “intimate image also includes an image that has been altered or photo-shopped … Read More

Walker PenderPosting revenge images on social media is an offence

Obtaining approval before allowing children to travel

LAST week, we mentioned that where parents cannot agree, a judge will give consideration to allowing or preventing children to travel overseas. Upon considering any application seeking an order preventing or allowing children to travel, the judge will give consideration to the purpose for the children travelling overseas. If the travel is for a relatively short period and for the … Read More

Walker PenderObtaining approval before allowing children to travel

Taking your child overseas needs parental consent

THERE can often be an argument between parents as to whether a child or children should be allowed to travel overseas and the ability for parents to take a child overseas really depends upon the child having a valid passport. As both parents are required to sign the passport application for an Australian passport, the lack of a passport for … Read More

Walker PenderTaking your child overseas needs parental consent