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Purchasing a Property or Land? 5 Reasons Why you need a Lawyer on Standby

Purchasing a home or area of land is a major investment at any stage in life. While it’s an exciting process, it can be equally daunting, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. In theory it might appear straightforward to purchase a property, but in practice there’s a lot of work involved and several instances where […]

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COVID-19 – Making Sure your Business is Covered

Just like the rest of the world, Australia is facing unchartered territory as we watch the effects of COVID-19 unfold. The spread of the virus is having major impacts on people’s health, daily routines, work and business operations. Rarely do people or businesses outside of the health sector have plans in place for a pandemic, […]

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Coronavirus update – a letter from our Principals

To our Valued Clients, Like you, we’re watching all the coronavirus (COVID-19) developments with increasing concern. Things are changing rapidly and daily, but our priority remains the health and wellbeing of our staff and clients during these uncertain and challenging times. This includes the continuation and resolution of any legal proceedings and matters.  We have […]

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Can Stepchildren Challenge a Will?

In today’s world there are so many types of ‘modern families,’ with second marriages, adoption, foster children and anything in between becoming ubiquitous. Considering the amount of growing blended families over the years, it’s not an uncommon question to hear, “Can a stepchild or stepchildren challenge a Will?” What does Victorian Law Say? Rights of […]

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How is Inheritance Treated in a Separation?

In today’s society, separation and divorce are much more commonplace, but this doesn’t make dividing your property or assets any easier. There are several things to consider when separating from your partner. Deciding who gets what and whether someone is entitled to the other’s personal effects can be extremely tricky business. Everyone has the right […]

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What you Need to Know when Facing Criminal Charges

The law in Victoria states that anyone accused of an offence is innocent until they are proven guilty in court. Always seek legal advice as soon as possible if you’re being charged for a crime. Facing criminal charges is extremely stressful for any individual, their family and friends. A criminal offence or breaking the law […]

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What Happens if a De Facto Partner Dies without a Will?

When a person dies without a Will, this is known as dying “intestate”. This means that their Estate will be distributed according to intestacy rules outlined in the Succession Act. If you have been living in a De Facto relationship and your partner passes away, you have certain rights under intestacy law and may be […]

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Protecting Your Assets from Creditors

Asset protection is an aspect of financial planning intended to protect your assets against creditor claims. Both individuals and business entities can use asset protection strategies to limit creditors’ access to their valuable assets whilst operating within the bounds of debtor-creditor law. If your business does not have the appropriate structures in place or you […]

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Lodging a Caveat – Legally Protect your Property Rights in a Relationship Breakdown

Life circumstances and relationships can be unpredictable. It can be easy to make hasty decisions when it comes to moving in with a partner, getting married or purchasing a property together. In both de facto relationships and marriages, it’s a very common occurrence for a property to end up in one person’s name. This leaves […]

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Do you need help with an Intervention Order Application?

Intervention Orders (IVOs) involve difficult and sensitive matters that should be taken very seriously. There are two types of IVOs: 1. A Family Violence Intervention Order: This helps to protect you from a family member who is violent or emotionally abusive towards you. 2. A Personal Safety Intervention Order: This helps to protect you from [...] Read More
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