Financial Agreements as an estate planning tool

A Financial Agreement is an effective tool for couples in managing their estate planning. Financial Agreements allow couples to pre-determine what they quantify as a fair distribution of their finances and assets, in the event of a relationship breakdown, death of one...

Is do-it-yourself conveyancing dead?

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring the ownership (title) of property (real estate) from one party to another. For most people, buying or selling property is one of the largest financial transactions they will ever make, and the conveyancing process is...

Common Family Law fallacies

If you’re in the unfortunate situation of going through a break-up you have probably heard all sorts of ‘advice’ from well-meaning friends and family. Family and friends are a great source of emotional and physical support when you have separated, however good legal...

A guide to buying commercial premises

Buying a commercial property (such as a warehouse, office building or retail space) is more complicated than buying a residential property. There are complex contract terms, detailed planning information and additional legal and commercial implications if the premises...

Moving in together? Are we now in a de facto relationship?

Just because a couple is living together it does not automatically mean they are in a de facto relationship. There are many different factors in determining whether two people are living in a de facto relationship, such as whether they share bank accounts, are in a...