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Storage of Safe Custody Documents

As many of you know, when you attend with us to prepare an enduring document such as a will or enduring power of attorney or for assistance in another matter which might require the storing of an original agreement or other document, we receipt your original documents into our safe…

Property Settlement Agreements: More than just a ‘piece of paper’ signed by your lawyer – Part 2

When you reach agreement about how your property will be distributed after separation it is essential to document the agreement in a formal way.  Without a formal agreement, that is, either a consent order made by the Family Court of Australia or a financial agreement entered into under the Family…

Property Settlement Agreements: More than just a ‘piece of paper’ signed by your lawyer – Part 1

When you reach agreement about how your property will be distributed after separation it is essential to document the agreement in a formal way.  Without a formal agreement, that is, either a consent order made by the Family Court of Australia or a financial agreement entered into under the Family…

Certificates of Title – what happens when yours goes missing?

Certificates of Title – what happens when yours goes missing? In recent months at Carroll Fairon Solicitors we have had a run of matters assisting clients where paper Certificates of Title have gone missing. If you wish to undertake a property transaction and a Certificate of Title is in existence…

Super plan to help buy your first home

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the proportion of residential real estate being bought by new buyers is now only around thirteen percent of the total, and is on a downward slide.  It is investors and people changing homes that now dominate residential real estate transactions and the demand…

Adoption in Queensland

The formal adoption of a child in Queensland is governed by the Adoption Act 2009 which came into force on 1 February 2010.  The effect of an adoption order is that the child becomes the child of the adoptive parents and ceases to be the child of the birth parents.…

Conveyancing Settlements: Your rights when natural disaster strikes

With the recent floods and Cyclone Debbie, in addition to the impact these events have had on the people affected, these natural disasters can also create significant difficulties for properties that are under a Contract of Sale at the time of the disaster occurring. So what are your rights when…

Property Settlement Agreements: 5 tips to minimise your costs and save time when you have reached an amicable agreement

  When you reach agreement about how your property will be distributed after separation it is essential to document the agreement in a formal way.  From speaking with our clients we understand that their biggest concerns in formally documenting their property settlement are: They have reached an agreement and simply…

Financial Agreements: Why are “pre-nups” so expensive?

  Entering in to a Financial Agreement either before or during your marriage or defacto relationship allows you to formalise the arrangements which would be put into place in the event of a subsequent separation. You may commonly know these types of agreements to be prenutial agreements or a “prenup”,…

Life events that may impact your Will

We lawyers always impress upon people the importance of planning for the best but preparing for the worst. You’ve listened to the advice - done the right thing and made your will – so that’s the end of it, right? Well, maybe not…. This month we take a look at…

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