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Family Law – Upon separation, who pays the mortgage?

Domestic partners are often jointly responsible for borrowings against the matrimonial home.  Upon their separation, who is responsible for the mortgage and outgoings? Where both parties have mortgaged the property to a lender, they remain responsible for making the...Read More

Contested Wills

Analysis of a Contested Wills by the University of Queensland shows that nearly three in four Contested Will actions are successful.  Whilst the research was conducted about 10 years ago, Lawyers say the findings reflect contemporary conditions. This analysis of...Read More

Selling a residential property in Victoria

Selling your residential property in Victoria is likely to be one of the most significant financial transactions you will ever make. The sale of a property is managed by conveyancing laws that are complex and can be overwhelming. Appointing a suitable professional at...Read More

What a Will Kit doesn’t do

There are various ‘Will Kits’ available on-line – most are cheap or ‘free’ and all you need to do is download them and fill in the blanks. Many websites boast that you can prepare your Will ‘without spending hundreds of dollars on legal fees’. Simple, right? Not...Read More

Common Family Law Fallacies

Relationship break-ups attract all sorts of ‘advice’ from well-meaning friends and family. Family and friends are a great source of emotional and practical support when you separate, however sound legal advice is essential at this time. Being properly informed can...Read More

Buying a residential property in Victoria

Buying a property involves many near-overwhelming considerations, including where to live, how much finance is needed and the type of property you seek. On top of this we have very complex conveyancing laws! Appointing an experienced property lawyer at an early stage...Read More

Social Media and Family Law – Just Don’t Do It!

Social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and the like – can be a lot of fun and have become an accepted part of modern life.  Many of us use such forms of electronic communication to share the exciting, as well as the banal events in our...Read More

Is a Testamentary Trust Right For You?

One of the most loving things that you can do for your family is make plans for what happens after you die. This is particularly important if you have children or vulnerable adults who depend on you financially. A testamentary trust might be the right tool to help you...Read More