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Do you want your family to reap what you sow?

As part of our estate and succession planning practice Johnston Withers provides advice to our rural clients about inter-generational transfers of farming land and farming businesses.

Seeing a family lawyer – what to take to your first meeting

Here are some tips and a checklist to make sure you get the most out of the experience, that the Family Lawyer gets the information he or she needs, and you get the advice you are after.

CASE STUDY – No will! What happens to my estate and my domestic partner and child?

The need to have a valid will can be highlighted when contrasting what will happen to your estate if you die intestate (i.e. without a will).

South Australia abolishes the defence of provocation

On 1 December 2020, South Australian Parliament passed legislation to abolish the common law defence of provocation. But what is provocation, and what does its abolition mean for accused persons and criminal trials in South Australia?

Separation: Some helpful hints

When a marriage or relationship breaks down, it can be a distressing, unsettling, and profoundly life altering experience. Some people separate on amicable terms but for others it is much more difficult. When the end of relationship is being contemplated or has happened, there are certain preliminary steps it can be sensible to take.