Frequently Asked Questions
Terese Wacyk Legal is a legal practice located in the heart of the city of Adelaide. We have a team of young professionals guided by Terese Wacyk, who has practised the law as a general practitioner in excess of 45 years.
Our team deals with a variety of legal matters, but we specialise in family law, wills, trusts and estates, contract law, personal injury, commercial law and dispute resolution.
We are located on level 2 of 47-49 Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (next door to the Advertiser)
We have a variety of expertise, but our most competitive feature is that we are a small legal practice. This means that you will know each person who is assisting you with your matter
When going through a separation, divorce is just one aspect that parties must consider. If you and your ex-spouse share assets and liabilities, these will need to be pooled and divided appropriately as to what has been contributed. These include things such as super, investments that are both tangible and intangible, such as property or shares. Of course, if there are children from the relationship, the care arrangements also need to be decided between the parties.
No. Do not pay any monetary amount to your ex-spouse until there has been a formal Order made in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.
On average, only 5% of cases will go to trial. The Courts generally maintain that all avenues of conflict resolution be exhausted before it proceeds to Court for trial. This is in an attempt to resolve the matter first, which facilitates dispute resolution in a cost-effective and timely manner.
EPOA- is a document that allows you to appoint an agent who is responsible for making decisions in relation to your financial affairs if you are legally incapable of doing so.
ACD- is a document which allows you to appoint an agent who is responsible for making decisions in relation to your medical affairs if you are legally incapable of doing so.
When executing a Will (which is the document that sets out what is to happen after you pass), it is also wise to think about actioning these two additional documents, (which set out what is to happen while you are still alive), in the event that you become legally incapacitated.