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Contesting a Will – What are the Chances of Success?

Contesting a Will – What are the Chances of Success?

A 2015 study from The University of Queensland found the success rate of contesting a Will in this state is 77 per cent.  That means that out of 100 cases that are challenged, 77 of them are successful. While it seems the chances of contesting a Will and winning are...

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4 Great Ways an Experienced Conveyancer Can Help You

4 Great Ways an Experienced Conveyancer Can Help You

Buying or selling a property can be pretty exciting, but it is not as simple as you hope it might be. The procedure can be complicated, from finding the right property on your budget to processing all the documents needed.  For your transaction to be successful, you...

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How Social Media Impacts Your Business

How Social Media Impacts Your Business

Being active on social media is an integral part of being in business these days.  It’s an easy and often fun way to connect with customers and clients, but social media does come with a warning label. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says...

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Why Having an Enduring Power Of Attorney is Crucial

Why Having an Enduring Power Of Attorney is Crucial

Enduring Power Of Attorney vs. A Power Of Attorney A power of attorney (or POA) is a person that is appointed by you to help take care of your finances in case you are incapacitated. A power of attorney can be appointed by you to manage your investments, your personal...

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Why Hiring a Lawyer Is Necessary When Selling a Business

Why Hiring a Lawyer Is Necessary When Selling a Business

Are you moving to another business venture and thinking of selling your current business? When selling a business, you must have an experienced legal expert on your side. They’ll assist you at every stage of the procedure and give you the best chance of success. To...

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Risk of ‘emotional harm’ to children

Risk of ‘emotional harm’ to children

When deciding parenting orders, the court’s first and most important consideration is what is going to be best for the children. If a judge feels a child might be in danger as a result of spending time with one parent, orders could be made that will prevent that...

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Securely storing your Will

Securely storing your Will

Leaving behind a last Will and Testament expressing your wishes is vitally important. A current Will provides you and your family with peace of mind. But where are you meant to keep your Will? If you leave it where your executor can’t find it, you may as well not have...

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Who pays the mortgage after separation?

Who pays the mortgage after separation?

Sorting out financial obligations in the wake of separation and divorce can be complicated, and as interest rates continue to rise, repayments on a home you’re no longer living in can be stressful. Essentially, if you and your ex are the registered owners of a...

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Mortgage release – What is it and do I need one?

Mortgage release – What is it and do I need one?

In this busy property market, it’s important to keep track of all the forms and paperwork necessary to buy and sell. One of the most important documents, is called the release of a mortgage. If you are selling your home, the bank which originally lent you the money...

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Pet Custody

Pet Custody

We all love our pets and consider them as part of the family. However, when it comes to separation and divorce, those delightful “fur babies” are in fact property, not people. In a recent case, the court said “parenting proceedings” would not be conducted in relation to family pets.

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