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What Is a Sole Divorce Application? What You Need to Know & Essential Steps?

Divorce is a difficult time for all involved. Even when the separation has been amicable, divorce is still a major lifestyle change and source of stress. It often involves dividing up assets, at least one person departing from the family home and a shift in familial relationships. When most people think of divorce, they tend […]
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What Do You Need to Know About Your Rights & Australia’s Child Custody Laws?

Contrary to some beliefs, family law as it pertains to parental rights is independent from matters of divorce. In fact, custody laws relate to any situation where there is disagreement over who should hold parental responsibility and where a child should live. In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of child custody, parental […]
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Clerkship 2023

The Duffy & Simon two-week seasonal Clerkship program has wrapped up for another year. This clerkship gives the opportunity to law students approaching the end of their studies to explore and apply their degrees to real life matters. Over the two weeks the clerks go through a rotation. This is where they shadow several lawyers […]
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Victorian rental reform

Since being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, renters have long been waiting for these key rental changes. These changes mandate minimum standards for Victorian rentals and allow tenants to make minor modifications to their homes without prior consent. The changes are among the 130 revisions to the 2018 Victorian Parliament’s Residential Tenancies Act. […]
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Duffy & Simon Salvos Christmas Food Drive

At the end of every year the Duffy & Simon team begin busily collating all sorts of goodies for the Salvation Army’s Christmas food drive to support those in need in our local community. This food drive provides hampers and gifts to individuals and families in need, with last year providing over 64,000 hampers and […]
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Myf and Nicholas admitted to practice!

At the end of September Myf Cummerford was admitted to practice by Partner, Damien McKenna. Myf impressively completed her Bachelor of Laws (Honours) whilst working full-time at Duffy & Simon and being a mum to two children. Congratulations Myf and all the best for your bright future ahead! In July, Nicholas McKinnon was also admitted to […]
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Biggest Morning Tea 2021

On Thursday the 27th of May, 2021 we all gathered for the annual Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser. All staff brought an array of delicious treats to share to raise much needed funds for the Cancer Council. The important work of the cancer council can do so much for less than $20. They support people impacted […]
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Clerkship 2021

As you approach the end of your legal studies it can often be difficult to decide which area of practice is for you, and in which direction you should be driving towards in your law career. The two-week seasonal clerkship program at Duffy & Simon Lawyers gives you the opportunity to explore your interests and […]
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Property Investment Tips

Before purchasing an investment property, it is best to invest some time into researching and planning for it to be a success. Here are some property investment tips to help you! Do your research and due diligence Researching the property market, the suburbs and the types of property really will help to clarify your options […]
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Servicing you through COVID-19

Like most businesses this year we have had to adapt the way that we service our clients. Pre-COVID we loved coming into our office to the Duffy & Simon family, seeing our clients face to face, and providing advice and advocacy that always has your best interests at heart. Whilst we still continue to do this […]
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