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How to Help Your Child Through Your Divorce

Divorce is never easy and occasionally, children can get lost in the process. Parents may end up getting preoccupied with property and financial division, forgetting to check in on their children's emotional and physical well-being during the process. We recommend all parents focus on ‘what’s best for the kids’.

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Understanding the Separation Process

As a leading family law practice on the Gold Coast, we know just how difficult the divorce process can be for our clients. When a relationship breaks down, understanding the process will help you to navigate the various stages. At MCG Legal, we have actually been through it ourselves, so have the personal experience of going through the stages of the process. It is important to approach each stage and the way you think about the process in the right way, but we believe that first, you need to understand it.

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What if You're a Stay-at-Home Mum and Getting Divorced?

It is a sad fact that not all relationships last. For many couples, the assets they accumulate during their relationship represent their entire life’s savings. So you might be asking: is there any position more disadvantageous than that of the stay-at-home mum? Well, don't despair - the Court takes into consideration the work of a stay-at-home mum and rightly so!!!

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The Best Co-Working Spaces on the Gold Coast

In recent years, the Gold Coast has become an entrepreneurial hub. As any entrepreneur would know, the flexibility associated with working for yourself is much better than the 9-5 grind of being chained to a desk. However, with freedom comes procrastination. Fortunately, there are plenty of great co-working spaces on the Gold Coast to help you avoid the freelancing pitfalls - spaces where all entrepreneurs can go to collaborate, converse and get it done surrounded by like-minded folk and creative minds. As such, we have highlighted a few of our favourites below!

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Tips to Remember When Purchasing a New Home

Purchasing property is often the most significant purchases you will ever make. It's a complex process requiring many decisions. However, there is no need to panic! We help property buyers and sellers on the Gold Coast and throughout Queensland with this process all the time. The following are some helpful simple tips to keep in mind when you are engaging a property solicitor to make buying or selling your home easier.

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Our Top Australia Day Activities

You can't beat Australia day on the Gold Coast! Cold drinks, great surf and raucous backyard parties. It doesn't matter where you turn, you're in for a good time. If you need some fresh ideas on how to spend your Australia day, check out some of our favourite ways to celebrate Aussie green and gold on the Gold Coast!

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Nick's Story

Last month we gave you an insight into MCG Legal's Principal and founder Matt Gill. This month we're throwing the spotlight on Nick Harrison! Nick arrived at MCG Legal with a unique blend of theoretical and ‘real life’ experience. Before becoming a lawyer, Nick served the community for approximately 12 years as a Queensland Police Officer...

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Everything you need to know about DNA & Paternity testing

In Australia, it is estimated that more than 10,000 people each year sign up to find out whether their child is, in fact, biologically theirs. While that number seems large, it isn't compared to places like the United States, where there are about five times as many paternity tests per head as the population. However, this testing seems to be picking up in Australia compared to recent years, as tests are becoming more affordable and accessible. So, we thought it necessary to shed a little more light on DNA and paternity testing. If you are looking at getting a paternity test done, you might need to consider the following information.

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