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When Are You in a De Facto Relationship?

When Are You in a De Facto Relationship? This is a question we sometimes get asked, usually in relation to concerns by a client as to whether their new partner would have a property claim against them. For the purposes of the Family Law Act, two people (whether of the same or opposite sex) are […]

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Special Wills

Special Wills If a Person Has a Property But is a Child or is Mentally Impaired, Can the Court Make a Will for Them? The short answer is yes …  in special circumstances. The Supreme Court has the power to make a “statutory Will”.  However, section 22 of the Succession Act 2006provides that the Court must […]

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What Happens if One Party Wins Lotto After Separation?

Family Law Property Settlement What Happens if One Party Wins Lotto After Separation? In a recent US case Richard Zelasko who won $30 million in a US lotto draw after being separated from his wife was ordered to pay half of his winnings to his wife because the Court found that the ticket was purchased […]

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The Bank of Mum and Dad…

The Bank of Mum and Dad How to Assist your Children to Buy their First Home Most lenders like to see a borrower have a deposit of at least 20% of the value of the security property. If the amount of the deposit saved is less than 20% then, generally, the lender requires the borrow […]

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Claim for Rich Uncle’s Estate…

Was the Needy Nephew Successful in His Claim for a Share of his Rich Uncle’s Estate? Under the “Family Provisions” legislation contained in the Succession Act (NSW) 2006, persons who are “eligible persons” are entitled to make a claim for greater provision from the estate of a deceased person. “Eligible persons” are a limited class. […]

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How to Buy a Business

Buying a business. Will it turn out to be a dream or a nightmare? We have been helping clients buy and sell businesses for many, many years.  Sometimes, the buyer has their rose-tinted glasses on and they are not prepared to see risks and pitfalls that might be pointed out to them.  I can usually […]

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Buried or Cremated… who decides?

Who has the right to decide whether a person is to be buried or cremated? The executor, being the legal personal representative of the deceased, has the authority to make the decision concerning the disposal of the deceased’s body.  From a legal point of view, directions in a Will are nothing more than guidance to […]

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