Separated Families and School Holidays This is a really difficult time to juggle work commitments, Christmas closures and the five and a half weeks of school holidays [more if your children attend a private school]. For separated families there is the added balance of running out of annual leave, who is going to pay for…

Drink Driving Penalties [NSW] A reminder for all NSW drivers that penalties and processes for drink driving offences changed in May 2019. Some of the changes are: Licence suspension immediately                         Fines on the spot Prison Terms Interlock device Vehicle sanctions High Range PCA [0.15 or above] Mid Range PCA [blood alcohol concentration of 0.08…

Mobile Phone Detection Cameras 1 December 2019 saw portable mobile phone detection cameras installed in NSW with another 35 planned over the next four years. They will include fixed and transportable trailer mounted cameras. The cameras sophisticated software automatically detects if a driver is handling a mobile phone. Before issuing the driver with a fine…

Why should I review my Will before Christmas? You might see this and think ‘why would I want to review my will before Christmas?’ We understand this is a busy time of year – we all have presents to buy, food to prepare, events to plan, holidays to book and then add in the end…

Do you have your Christmas Plan in Place? It is that time of the year where the Christmas decorations have been in store over a month and the social calendar is booking up fast. Now is also the time to have a conversation with your former spouse as to when the children will spend time…

Consequences for homeowners and trade creditors It is unfortunate that a local Bathurst based company has recently been placed in liquidation leaving several homeowners with partially completed homes and many tradies and other suppliers with large outstanding monies unpaid.  We have in recent weeks had several contacts from homeowners and trade creditors for advice on…