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In The Australian newspaper today, mention was made about Legal Aid’s Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) conferences and how they have helped about 75% of their participants reach a resolution of their Family Court children’s matters, without the need to attend a final trial. This is a fantastic achievement, for Legal Aid, supporting practitioners and (most importantly) the parents who worked hard wi…

May 18, 2019

Who's In Control?

Does the thought of your ex managing your estate or superannuation for your children make you cringe?  There are ways to manage this through effective estate planning and the use of binding death nominations for your superannuation fund.  If you have no Will, there is a risk that the parent of your minor children (albeit your ex) could manage and control your estate, as well as act as trustee fo…

It is with great pleasure to announce that D'Angelo Legal have been voted winner of the category 'Best Law Firm in Western Australia' in the NAB Professional Services Awards 2018. Not only that but our amazing clients have also ensured our position as finalists in the categories of 'Best Law Firm - Private Clients' and 'Best Law Firm – Australia'. On behalf of the entire team, thank you to all tha…

Meet Roger Lewis, who heads up our litigation team. Roger brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in both transactional and litigation matters garnered over some 17 years. Roger was previously Principal at Roger Lewis Legal and prior to that, a Senior Associate at Gilchrist Connell, Perth, specialising in employment practices liability. He assists corporate clients and small busines…

How often do you hear people exclaim how surprised they are that they have an unexpected fee or obligation imposed on them through a contract they have signed?  At D’Angelo Legal we hear this almost daily and usually when it’s too late! You should never sign anything without first getting the proper advice and truly understanding exactly what your contractual obligations are.  Whether this be a b…

December 13, 2017

40under40 Nomination

Paul D'Angelo, Legal Practitioner Director, has been nominated for the People's Choice in the 40under40 awards. At just 26, Paul D’Angelo became the founder and sole Director of D’Angelo Legal. For over 10 years, Paul has serviced WA Small and Medium Enterprise and individuals on Commercial, Notary Public, Personal Injury, Litigation and Settlement matters. A father of three, Paul is passionate …

The information in this fact sheet is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. In Western Australia, the Dividing Fences Act 1961 governs disputes arising between neighbours over a dividing fence. If you are intending to erect or repair a dividing fence, you should first approach your neighbour to discuss and come to an agreement. It is important to give …

December 19, 2014

Challenging a Will

Challenging a Will If you are involved in a Will Dispute, you should seek legal advice. The information in this fact sheet is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. A Will is a legal document that represents a person's wishes on the distribution of their estate once they pass away.  However, there are a variety of options available to challenge a Will. …

December 5, 2014

Are you a Shadow Director?

If you are involved in a commercial dispute, you should seek legal advice. The information in this fact sheet is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. What is a Shadow Director? Whilst you may not have been formally appointed as a company director or listed on the ASIC website, you may be a shadow director if you: Act in the role of a director; or Th…

November 14, 2014

The Curse of Homemade Wills

The information in this fact sheet is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. Late last year, the Supreme Court made the following comments in the case of Gray v Gray [2013] WASC 387: "Home made wills are a curse. Occasionally where the assets of a testator are limited and where the beneficiaries are not in dispute no difficulties may arise in the admini…