Resolve your matter: Family Dispute Resolution & Mediation

If you are recently separated or have been separated for some time, and have matters to discuss with your former spouse, Family Dispute Resolution and Mediation are two forums which provide parties with the opportunity to have open discussions and work towards resolving your matter.  So what is the difference…

Collaborative Divorce – How to separate and never go to Court

On the last Sunday in July you will have found our Fraser Murray sitting in a café in Manly, Sydney enjoying his coffee while watching the waves and reflecting on his last two days. Two days earlier Fraser had travelled from our practice at Coolum Beach to Sydney to participate…

Selling a Property? New tax rules for property sales over $750,000

On 1 July 2016 any Australian resident selling real property with a market value of $2 million or more needed to obtain a clearance certificate from the ATO, to confirm a 10 per cent withholding amount did not need to be withheld from the transaction.  The new rules were introduced…

Divorce – What you need to know

If you are separated or contemplating separation it is important to understand the process and some of the terminology used in getting 'a divorce'.  When you separate there are key things to consider: What the arrangements will be for your children, if you have children; How your property will be…

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.…

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