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Can I ask what the legal position is in a separation when
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I need some advice about separating from my partner. We have
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My partner and i separated last year in juner a And since
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Just an update from our earlier conversations. Have,
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I'm in a separation from my wife and having trouble working
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I separated from my wife over a year ago the only asset we
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I have a question regarding splitting assets under New
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Do I need to you through a lawyer when separating from my
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We are going through the divorce process. Will my ex-partner
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My Husband and I are setting up a company for our rental
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My wife and I want to get divorced. We have no conflict over
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Chris, I have a ($20,000) Student loan that has now accumulated
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Can you please advise if an Australian registered lawyer can
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Incident: At 6:00 pm on June 19 June 2013, I went to the house
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Hello, I moved out of the Family home on 5 Feb. We have not
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