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E-conveyancing

Buying and selling property is something most people will have experience with during their life. The legal process relating to buying and selling process is called conveyancing and thanks to legislative updates in 2010, a part of the process can now completed online. What  is  e-conveyancing? Since 2010, Queensland solicitors have been able to complete the property settlement process electronically … Read More

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The costs of Residential Aged Care

Understanding the fees associated with residential aged care can be daunting, particularly with looming due dates or the inevitable pressures associated with such a major life decision. The costs can be generally summed up in three main categories: the basic daily fee any income tested fees, and the accommodation payments. Basic daily fee The basic daily fee is an amount … Read More

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What is a Statutory Will?

Australia has an ageing population and there are an increasing number of people living longer with cognitive conditions, such as dementia. Legal issues posed by this have led to many developments in the law, one being the use of Statutory Wills. A Statutory Will is a Will made by the courts on behalf of a person who lacks testamentary capacity. … Read More

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Binding Death Benefit Nomination

Superannuation can be a significant asset for many people and for some, it represents the larger part of their Estate. However, superannuation benefits don’t automatically flow to your Estate when you die. They are instead are distributed by the Trustee of the superannuation fund based on the rules of the fund and the relevant superannuation law. While this is the … Read More

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What is equal shared parental responsibility?

In parenting matters, the law presumes that is it in the best interests of a child for their parents to have equal shared parental responsibility for making decisions in relation to their child or children, unless there is evidence of domestic violence or abuse.  So what is equal shared parental responsibility? Parental responsibility covers the usual decisions, powers and responsibilities … Read More

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Domestic violence support

During recent times we have all spent a considerable amount of time at home but for some, home is not the safest place.  We discuss domestic violence support and where those impacted by domestic violence can turn for help. By many accounts, requests for domestic violence support have spiked and are expected to increase even as the COVID-19 restrictions continue … Read More

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Benefits of mediation

Often people assume that mediation or Family dispute resolution is only relevant to family law matters involving children, but this is not the case. For parenting matters mediation is compulsory, and in property matters it is highly recommended. Why mediation? First and foremost, mediation can represent an economical option compared with litigating a dispute through the courts. Not only does … Read More

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What to expect at your first Family Law appointment

Scheduling an appointment to discuss a family law matter can be daunting, at an already tense time. To help lift some of the mystery and provide some peace of mind, we’ve put together a guide of what to expect at your first appointment. What to bring? It’s important to bring with you two forms of photo identification (preferably your driver … Read More

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Digital accounts: what happens after you die?

  In our previous post, we covered what happens to your social media accounts after you die. This time, we explore what happens with your Google & Apple accounts and how you can clarify your wishes when it comes to your digital identity. Google As with Facebook, Google allows you to make provisions for what is to happen to your account … Read More

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Social media: what happens after you die?

Dealing with the social media accounts of a loved one after they pass can be a daunting and confusing process. More people will need to face this challenge into the future, so we ask: ever wondered what will happen to your social media accounts after you die? Facebook There are a few options regarding what will happen to your Facebook … Read More

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