What Happens if you Die without a Valid Will?

It’s essential to seek help from a lawyer when preparing your Will to ensure your wishes are carried out and your family is protected. While most people agree that preparing a Will is important in order to protect your loved ones in the unexpected event of your death, studies show that on average, 45% of [...] Read More

What’s a Family Trust? Why do I Need one?

A family trust, also known as a ‘discretionary trust’ is a private legal arrangement in which the ownership of your assets such as cash, stocks, real estate and family heirlooms (like antiques or fine art) are parked in an account and managed by an individual or group. It’s a way of structuring your finances to [...] Read More

Why you should consider a Prenuptial Agreement

Deciding to get married should be a momentous and happy time for all couples. While marriage is a big and exciting stepping stone in life, when planning your future together with your significant other you also need to consider all possibilities. This is where a prenuptial agreement comes in. What is a Prenuptial Agreement (Prenup)? [...] Read More

5 Reasons you need a Lawyer to help Write your Will

In Australia, it’s estimated that over 50% of people don’t have a legal Will, simply because they haven’t got around to organising one yet! Arranging a Will might seem like one of those ‘I’ll get around to it one day’ tasks, but without one, you run the risk of letting the court decide how your [...] Read More

Appointing an Executor of your Will

Choosing an Executor of your Will can be a difficult decision to make. The Executor is the person (or several people) you allocate in your Will to take care of all your personal, financial and legal affairs after you pass away. Being an Executor is a big responsibility, that’s why it’s important to appoint someone [...] Read More

Splitting Superannuation after a Separation

Saving for your retirement should be a priority for all working Australians. Keeping your superannuation in-check helps you maintain and enjoy the same lifestyle after you stop working. That’s why you need to be aware of what can happen to your super entitlements if your relationship breaks down. Splitting up can be an emotionally and [...] Read More

Things to Consider when Separating from your Partner

There are many reasons for a marriage to break down... Separating from your partner is not easy and can get complicated, so understanding the requirements and processes can be helpful during this highly emotional and stressful time. Separation officially begins when you stop living together as a couple. Although, it is also possible to break [...] Read More

Everything you need to Know about Contesting a Will in Victoria

If you have been left out of a will recently or you feel that the will doesn’t fairly provide for you, you may be eligible to contest the will. Contesting a will is often referred to as a ‘Family Provision Claim,’ ‘Testator Family Maintenance List’ or ‘Part IV’ claim. It is an application made to [...] Read More

Rental Repairs: Knowing Your Tenant Rights

The rental world can be complex, especially when it comes to the tenant and landlord relationship. One of the most common disputes between tenants and landlords is repairs. Both sides have rules and regulations to help achieve a fair outcome when it comes to upkeep and maintenance, although they aren’t always straight-forward to manage! If [...] Read More

Wrongful Dismissal vs. Unfair Dismissal from Work

Losing your job can be a very stressful time, especially if you didn’t see it coming. If you feel your dismissal was in breach of the terms of your contract or you weren’t provided valid reasoning, you may have a claim you can put forward. Depending on your circumstances, your case may constitute as either [...] Read More
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