Thursday 4th March 2021
The short answer is that yes, you can do a property settlement without a lawyer, but it comes with risks, complexity and potentially unnecessary delay.
Many separated couples can agree on a property settlement. Whether it fairly divides up their assets and finances is another question entirely!
Some of the benefits... more
Wednesday 23rd September 2020
As house prices increase, it is all too common now for parents to contribute to their children's house deposits. If you are in this fortunate position, either as the recipient or the giver, then we recommend that you obtain legal advice before making any transfer.
Wednesday 16th September 2020
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Lawyers are traditionally very slow at adopting technology, and the laws typically evolve over long periods of time.
Despite electronic signatures being widely adopted in the commercial world, lawyers and the law have been a little slow to catch up.
Friday 23rd November 2018
You own your own home and have some other investments, but rely on the aged pension to meet your day to day living expenses. Not to mention the other benefits you receive from receiving a pension (even a small part pension), which can add up to a sizeable saving each year (in discounts on... more
Category: Wills & Estate Planning
Wednesday 4th October 2017
I woke up this morning and saw a video on Facebook of the faces of the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. As I watched the faces and thought about the tragic loss, I felt immensely sad, angry and sick. I reflected on the fact that I have walked those streets with my own children, and that the gorgeous woman... more
Friday 14th April 2017
Friday 31st March 2017
Thursday 16th March 2017
If you own a home with a swimming pool or an outdoor spa, then pay attention.
From April 2016, all pool owners need a swimming pool compliance certificate before they can sell or lease a property.
To get a compliance certificate, the local council or a private certifier will need to come and inspect... more
Friday 30th September 2016