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Enduring Power of Attorney and Appointment of Enduring Guardian, essential documents for adults of ALL AGES.  

It is a common myth that an Enduring Power of Attorney and Appointment of Enduring Guardian document is only necessary for the elderly and/or sick, this myth is a dangerous misconception and chances are, if you are an adult, you need these documents.   What are they?   An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document […]
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The ‘D’ word

We often joke about the ‘D’ word (divorce) but for those of us who are, or have, experienced the breakdown of a significant relationship it is anything but a humorous experience. Divorce isn’t fun and there are no winners. A successful divorce, if ever there was such a thing, is not about winning battles but […]
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New Retail and Commercial Lease Regulations to Address Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Commercial Lease Regulations to Address Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic   The NSW Government has enacted new Retail and Commercial Leasing Regulations In response to the recent COVID 19 related public health restrictions.   The Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2021 (the Regulation) enacted 14 July 2021 introduces restrictions on landlords taking […]
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How to Settle a Divorce Amicably

In Australia, you are allowed to apply for divorce and formalise its terms yourself via the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court. However, most couples find this DIY process and its complex legal procedures tricky to navigate. To give yourself the best chance at an amicable divorce, it’s important to understand your options, obligations and […]
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What Does ‘Amicable Divorce’ Mean?

What Does Amicable Divorce Mean? So, you’ve decided to call it a day on your relationship. That doesn’t mean you have to face distressing disputes over who gets what, hefty litigation fees or a lifetime of hostile exchanges. Not to mention the harmful impact of these experiences on the rest of your family. Whatever the […]
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Who needs Estate Planning – Part 2

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney? You can appoint a person as an Enduring Power of Attorney to manage your assets and finances if you are unable to do so yourself due to an accident, medical condition or your absence. What is Enduring Guardianship? An Enduring Guardian is someone you appoint to make lifestyle, […]
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Who needs Estate Planning?

If you died, would you be happy for a judge to decide who gets your things?  Yeah….I didn’t think so.  Who needs Estate Planning? You do. Bottom line: If you’re over 18 years of age, you should have an estate plan. It’s even more essential if you’re married or in a relationship, have children, or […]
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Will I get 50:50?

When couples decide to end their relationship, the inevitable question arises in relation to their assets, what am I entitled to and in relation to the debts, who is responsible to pay them off?   There is a common misconception that simply by being in a defacto relationship for 2 years or more or being legally married, […]
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