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Appointing an Enduring Guardian

By |2019-04-03T10:48:38+10:00April 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

An enduring guardian is an individual who is given authority to make decisions on your health and lifestyle decisions, on behalf of yourself, in the instance where you are no longer able to make those decisions. This is distinct from an enduring power of attorney who, in the same instance, manages your financial and legal [...]

Financial Disclosure in Family Law

By |2019-02-15T08:11:38+10:00February 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Parties involved in a Family Law matter have a duty to disclose to the court and to the other side certain financial information which is relevant to an issue in their case, which is in their possession or which they have authority or ability to contain. This is called the “duty of disclosure” as set [...]

Family Law and Dads – Understanding your Rights

By |2019-01-25T12:31:24+10:00January 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Going through a separation is never easy, particularly when there are children involved.  It is not possible for care arrangements to continue as they were when parties were together, and it is often difficult to come to agreement that both parties are happy with, particularly where there has been conflict.  Sadly, it is often the [...]

The Family Court and de facto relationships

By |2019-01-25T12:05:50+10:00January 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Over the last decade an increasing number of Australians are living in de facto relationships, while marriage rates have fallen. Reflecting this societal change, the law was changed in 2009 (2002 in Western Australia) so that the same law now applies to separating de facto couples as applies to separating married couples. That is, any [...]

The process of obtaining Probate

By |2018-12-12T09:18:10+10:00December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Probate is a grant made by the Supreme Court of New South Wales that ‘proves’ the Will of a deceased person and enables the executor to legally deal with the assets of the deceased’s estate. As the legal personal representative of the estate, the executor must determine the assets and liabilities, liaise with debtors, creditors [...]

Executing documents on behalf of a Company

By |2018-12-12T09:01:41+10:00December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

There are a number of ways that a document can be signed by a company and it is important that all directors are familiar with the formalities that need to be adhered to when executing documents. It is essential that all documents signed by a company are executed properly to create legally binding agreements that [...]

What happens if your property is damaged before settlement?

By |2018-12-12T08:55:31+10:00December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This article explores the legal position of a purchaser and vendor when a property that is the subject of a sale is damaged after exchange of contracts but before settlement. The information in this article is equally relevant to both parties involved in a residential conveyancing transaction. The passing of risk The time that risk [...]