201706.28
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Murder Scene Hosts Bitter Estate Battle

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A property at Coogee where a wife and mother was murdered in 2012 has played host to a bitter Estate battle over the asset. The property located at 2 Denning Street, South Coogee has made headlines after the murdered women’s husband and son went toe to toe in a bidding frenzy. Eventually the property was knocked…

201706.28
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6 Year Old Girl Gives Divorcing Mum Advice

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By Lisa Rugero Salerno, Accredited Family Law Specialist Even after 35 years of practising in Family Law, I was moved by this video.  Don’t let your Family Law dispute get to this stage! Either myself, Lisa Ruggero Salerno or Daniella Ruggero, both  Accredited Family Specialists can help you. Make an appointment for either at our…

Legal Basics: Legal Costs
201706.20
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Legal Basics: Legal Costs

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One common question from clients is whether if you succeed in a matter you have all of your legal costs paid for. This may seem like a simple question but it is a complex one which depends on the specific circumstances of the case and what type of matter it is. As a general rule…

201706.20
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Off The Plan Investors To Pay Stamp Duty Upfront

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In the 2017-2018 budget the New South Wales state government has announced that investors who purchase off the plan will be required to pay stamp duty immediately, rather than up to twelve months later. The measure has been described by some as a way of not only increasing the government’s cash flow but also to…

201706.12
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Legal Basics: Wills, Guardianship and Powers of Attorney

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In this series we answer the basic questions that many people ask. This week it is all about wills, guardianship agreements and powers of attorney. So what are they and when do you execute them? Wills A will is quite simply a legal document which sets out how you would like your estate (which consists…

201706.12
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Should Teenagers Who Have Consensual Sex Be On The Sex Offenders List?

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By John Vizzone In the year 2000 the New South Wales government passed legislation enacting the Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2000. The Act essentially  to much fanfare created a Child Sex Offenders Registry where the perpetrators of sexual offences against children, considered perhaps the most appalling of all offences, would be placed on a government register…

201703.12
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“Drivers” of Scooters and Trikes Charged With Drink Driving

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Vizzone Ruggero & Twigg Lawyers have had multiple cases involving scooters and other motorised vehicles being deemed as vehicles and resulting in drink driving charges. Two such examples include a case where a person was driving a motorised kids scooter. Another was where a person attached a small motor to a kids tricycle. In both…

201703.12
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What is a Public Notary?

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A public notary, or a notary public as it is sometimes known, is a person, usually a lawyer who is given special statutory powers to witness documents, administer oaths and perform a range of other administrative duties. Fortunately, at Vizzone Ruggero Twigg Lawyers, Joe Vizzone is a public notary who has been practising as a…

201703.04
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What is a Will and Why Do You Need A Solicitor?

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By Joe Vizzone No one is immortal. Death, taxes and the Rabbitohs winning the comp are the only certainties in life. A will is a document which sets out where you want your assets to go after you die. Although there are procedures to upset wills, in most cases your will will operate to distribute…