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The importance of having a Will

Even though a Will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign, current statistics show that almost one in two Australians do not have a valid Will. According to the NSW Government, 55% of Australians have a…

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Tasmania's innovative dementia care

Tasmania’s leading innovative dementia care plans

Tasmania is set to become home to Australia’s first purpose-built dementia village. Construction of the $25 million project is expected to commence in early 2018 in the suburb of Glenorchy in Hobart, complete with a supermarket, cinema, cafes, beauty salon, gardens,…

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Smashed avo and housing affordability: The changes you need to know

It’s no surprise that the Sutherland Shire is one of the most desirable places in Sydney to live but it does come at a cost. With housing prices increasing, some first home buyers have been outpriced from entering the Shire…

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Separated Couples Etiquette: The Dos and Don’ts

Parting ways from your partner can be extremely difficult particularly in the early days of separation. As a family lawyer, it is not our role to advocate for divorce or separation, we are simply here to assist you to manage…

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Testamentary Trusts, Wills & Education Costs

How to pay for your grandkids’ education through your Will?

It’s in our nature to look out for our loved ones and one of the most valuable assets you will ever ‘own’ is your education. So it’s not surprising that we receive a number of calls from people wishing to...Read More
School Holidays & Divorce: Who gets to see the kids

School Holidays & Family Law: Who gets the kids?

With school holidays coming up, it can be a difficult time for separated families to agree upon and juggle arrangements in relation to their children and what time they will spend with each parent. Unfortunately for those families the tension…

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Off-the-plan property law | Sutherland shire property lawyers

Off-the-plan property: Recent changes in the law

There’s good news for investors nervous about purchasing property ‘off-the-plan’. Recent changes to NSW property laws will make it harder for unscrupulous developers to back out of off-the-plan contracts for residential property. What are off-the-plan contracts? An off-the-plan contract is…

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Legal aspects of Christmas gifting

The legal side to Christmas gifting: What you need to know

Christmas is that wonderful time of year when we shower our loved ones in gifts to celebrate the festive season. While it’s a joyous time for both those who are giving and receiving its important to forward think and know…

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Santa Claus - Divorce & Separation

Santa & Mrs Claus are getting a divorce! Who sees the reindeers for Christmas lunch?

Christmas is an exciting time of year, one filled with love and laughter, but also quite a hectic time of year getting presents ready for family. Finishing off jobs at work can cause emotions to rise and the stress that…

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Halloween & Estate Planning: Visits from the souls of the past

Halloween is that “very American” holiday where the kids dress up to ‘trick or treat’, the students party all weekend and parents stock their pantries with sweets in a bid to protect their homes from the kids and students. Halloween…

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