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Top tips for reducing legal fees in your family law matter

Family law proceedings can become very stressful. The last thing you should be worrying about is exorbitant legal fees. However, your family law fees do not necessarily have to become a burden. We have provided our top 10 tips on ways in which you can keep your legal...Read More

Divorce, de factos and superannuation splitting

Once a couple is separated, their superannuation (Super) is treated as property under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (FLA) and the value of the couples’ Super benefits will be taken into account when determining a property settlement. Super is held in trust and...Read More

Retirement Living – Life beyond bingo and bowls!

Not surprisingly people talk about buying their first home as being a life changing event and it is. However, in the past it has been rare for people to talk so excitedly about moving into some form of retirement living. Given that sooner or later most of us are...Read More

Easements

Many people have heard of an easement, but what is it? In general terms, it is a right to use property belonging to someone else. Ordinarily, we think of property rights as sacred – why should anyone else be able to use my property? However, an easement is an...Read More

Can I secretly record my spouse?

We have all had times when we can’t recall a conversation someone else swears we’ve had. Often, one person in a relationship is more adamant about their memory than the other person. Usually, those mini disputes are minor blips in an intact relationship. But...Read More

Buying a Rural Property

The process of buying a rural property or farm is a little different to buying a residential house in town. A prudent purchaser should conduct the usual pre-contract inspections on the home and buildings on the rural land. This should include a timber pest inspection...Read More

Making Your Will Count – Healthy Will Checklist

It is important for everyone over 18 to have a Will to make sure their wishes are followed and their assets are distributed as they would want after they die. If you don’t have a Will your assets will be divided according to how the law dictates in the rules of...Read More

Avoiding conveyancing traps – special conditions

For most people buying a property is the most significant transaction they will enter into in their lifetime, both from an emotional and financial point of view. There can be detrimental consequences if it is not done properly. We can help you navigate the process and...Read More