Different Wills for different families

Published in Industry News by on 31 Jan

When it comes to planning your estate, it is important to consider the types of Wills available to assist in meeting your testamentary wishes. Wills can be very simple or accommodate a range of possibilities. The following is an outline of the most common types of Wills. It is not a substitute for sound legal advice as everybody’s situation is different and good estate planning requires consideration of a person’s unique personal and financial circumstances.

Does a property settlement have to cost a fortune?

Published in Industry News by on 18 Oct

No doubt you know someone who faced a huge legal bill from their family lawyer. If you know someone whose marriage or relationship is breaking up, they don’t have to spend a fortune on lawyers. There are steps they can take to keep legal costs to a minimum while still getting sound advice and ending up with a binding property settlement.

Was it a loan or a gift? – Big difference!

Published in Industry News by on 08 Aug

Housing affordability is a big issue for young Australians. When discussing that issue recently, the Prime Minister infamously remarked that the solution is for parents to “shell out” to help their children buy a home. For those lucky enough to have parents able to assist them financially in adulthood, whether by helping them into the property market or otherwise, could that “solution” be creating more problems than it solves?