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Last Will and Testament: The Benefits of Estate Planning

After I had an accident and had to spend some time in the hospital, I decided that it was time to make a will and do some estate planning. After all, you never know what is around the corner, and I would hate for a family member to miss out on inheriting from me if I were to suddenly pass away. I worked with a lawyer to draft a will. We then discussed the various ways I could arrange my estate. I had been worried that I wouldn’t understand the different legal terms, but my lawyer took the time to carefully explain them. I am now much happier knowing that everything is in place. I decided to set up this blog to offer tips to other people who are in the process of planning their estate.

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A Guide On Public Notaries

28 September 2022
 Categories: Law, Blog

Notary publics are individuals authorised to notarise documents. Most people do not comprehend the work of notary publics or how to find a notary public. Below is more information on notary publics in Australia.  What Is a Notary Public's Scope of Work? A notary public is a state officer sanctioned by the Supreme Court to administer oaths and witness documents. In Australia, notary publics are practicing lawyers who can perform the following duties;  Read More …

Why You Should Look Twice at a Retirement Village Contract before Adding Your Signature

1 July 2022
 Categories: Law, Blog

When people reach their golden years, they may want to wind down and make life a lot easier after such a stressful time. In this situation, they may think about downsizing from their current property and going to live in a retirement village instead. While this may sound idyllic and can be in many cases, it's important to go into this type of arrangement with your eyes wide open. In particular, you need to read the small print of your legal agreement before signing it and get professional advice just to make sure. Read More …

Do You Need a Conveyancer When Transferring Title?

30 March 2022
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you've ever bought or sold a property, you may know how important it is to work with an experienced conveyancer. After all, there is a tremendous amount of paperwork to consider, relevant searches to complete and legal issues to take care of during settlement. Yet, you should also think about working with this professional if you want to transfer the title of an existing property to a person or organisation. Read More …

What Happens If One Party Breaches Parenting Orders?

6 December 2021
 Categories: Law, Blog

When a family court gives parenting orders, the adults involved are expected to follow them exactly. Yet, there is no monitoring or observation involved, and should something go wrong, it is up to one of the individuals to bring it to the attention of the court. What happens in this situation, and what do you need to be aware of before you take action? Understanding Orders In an ideal world, both parents will fully understand and embrace their obligations and do everything they can to look after their children. Read More …

A Few Things Worth Knowing Before Legally Adopting a Stepchild

21 September 2021
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you have been in a relationship with someone that has a child from a previous relationship, it may come a time when you start actively thinking about becoming a legal parent to the said child. Perhaps you are engaged and you would like your new family unit recognised by the law. Or maybe the other parent is not present in the child's life and you would like to have that position given to you. Read More …