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Friday 23rd November 2018
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By Ross Mason

 

You own your own home and have some other investments, but rely on the aged pension to meet your day to day living expenses.   Not to mention the other benefits you receive from receiving a pension (even a small part pension), which can add up to a sizeable saving each year (in discounts on

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Friday 16th November 2018
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By Sarah Young

 

A Will’s main purpose is to record what will happen to your estate once you are gone.  When making a Will, you will name one or more people in your Will as executor.  The executor’s role is to be responsible for the process of carrying out your wishes.

Quite often, Mum or Dad will name their children

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Friday 9th November 2018
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By Sarah Young

 

The short answers are yes and yes.

As we touched on in our last post (Think You Don't Need a Will? Think Again!), there are many reasons why you should start planning

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Thursday 1st November 2018
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By Sarah Young

 

There is one comment that I keep hearing a lot lately: “What do I need a Will for?”.  It is usually followed by a variety of excuses for why a Will isn’t necessary.  Some of our favourites include:  I’m too young to need a will. 

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Wednesday 4th October 2017
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By Ross Mason

 

I woke up this morning and saw a video on Facebook of the faces of the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.   As I watched the faces and thought about the tragic loss, I felt immensely sad, angry and sick.   I reflected on the fact that I have walked those streets with my own children, and that the gorgeous woman

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Category: Community
Friday 14th April 2017
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By Kasey Stewart

 

The suggestion that a parent should spend time with a child or children under supervision is becoming increasingly popular and is generally seen in children's disputes where there has been

  1. Allegations of family violence

  2. Drug and Alcohol concerns

  3. Mental health

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Category: Family Law
Friday 31st March 2017
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By Kasey Stewart

 

With 1.4 billion monthly active users it is little wonder that evidence gathered on Facebook appears in around one third of all Family Law matters.

If you are going through a relationship breakdown or dispute then you should be very

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Category: Family Law
Thursday 16th March 2017
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By Jillian

If you own a home with a swimming pool or an outdoor spa, then pay attention.

From April 2016, all pool owners need a swimming pool compliance certificate before they can sell or lease a property.  

To get a compliance certificate, the local council or a private certifier will need to come and inspect

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Category: Conveyancing
Friday 30th September 2016
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By Sarah Young

 

For most animal lovers, your pet is a part of your family. So it is no surprise that I am often asked for advice on what happens with the family pet.

Common questions that I get are:

1. Who gets to keep the pet?

There is no easy answer to this.

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Category: Family Law