Author: Megan McFarlane

Your Best Chance for a Successful Split

Black boots on the ground in front of two diverging arrows

Family Court horror stories abound. BUT. You do not necessarily have to be swept up in it yourself when facing separation.   Setting up good foundations is critical, as is adopting and maintaining a “big picture” and collaborative mindset wherever possible. (Don’t necessarily assume your former partner is beyond this themselves – chances are, you […]

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Online court systems and the need for truth and accuracy (including for probate and estate matters)

New laws commenced yesterday in South Australia creating new criminal offences for entering false or misleading information about certain matters through an electronic court management system (and including providing false instructions to a lawyer or other person assisting with the application). This includes (but is not limited to) information such as: personal identification information contact […]

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Where there’s a way, there should be a Will!

  Unlike some other states, electronic witnessing of documents is not something that will be introduced in SA according to the Attorney-General.   (But the criteria for those people who can witness Statutory Declarations has been expanded, including government employees, accountants, religious ministers, medical professionals and bank officers who meet the criteria – see www.agd.sa.gov.au) […]

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COVID-19 offers for businesses extended until 15 May 2020!

Celebrating our new membership of the North West Business Alliance! We’re extending our service offers to individual and business members of the North West Business Alliance.  They join our other esteemed business association members including: Gawler Business Development Group Southern Business Connections Hallett Cove Business Association Cove Business Hub We thoroughly enjoy meeting and working with fellow […]

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New SA legislation in force to deal with commercial rent issues arising from COVID-19.

We imagine that the SA Small Business Commissioner is about to get even busier! New SA legislation addressing commercial (as well as residential) tenancies has been introduced. Measures provided for during the current prescribed period include: Preventing a lessor from taking any prescribed action against a lessee suffering financial hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. termination […]

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Service and Advice offers for members of Southern Business Connections, Hallett Cove Business Association & Cove Business Hub

We are excited to have joined as a new member of Southern Business Connections (SBC). We are also proud members of the Hallett Cove Business Association and Cove Business Hub. Now more than ever businesses need to reach out to their networks to support one another and learn from each other’s skills and expertise. We were asked if we had […]

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Special advice & service offers for members of Gawler Business Development Group

We are offering our assistance in conjunction with a range of services being provided to members by the Gawler Business Development Group (GBDG) during this crisis. Each individual or business that is a member of GBDG is eligible for each of the following: One FREE 20 minute initial consultation;   One reduced fixed-fee service ($195 inclusive of GST […]

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NEW Video Consultations available with Megan (Meg) McFarlane

Megan (Meg) McFarlane now provides easy and secure online consultations via Legaler (including free 15-minute initial consultations). In-browser video lets you meet securely face-to-face with Megan. No software downloads or account setups are required. Once you have made an online booking, you will receive an email invite – simply click on “view meeting” in the invite email […]

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COVID-19 Update

This is a short summary of support measures that have been introduced over the last few days: For individuals: Centrelink income support: There are one-off $750 payments to be made from 31 March 2020 to certain income support recipients, and there is a second payment to be made from 13 July 2020 (the second payment […]

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