CFS ButtonCarroll Fairon Solicitors Pty Ltd ABN 72 603 431 885 operating as Life Law Solutions

Bail Application

In Queensland a person charged with an offence there is in most cases a presumption that a person should be release on Bail pending their matter being finalised, there are however exceptions to this presumption depending on the nature of the charge. Most people who are required to appear before…

5 tips for starting your family law journey

Whether you have been separated for some time or only very recently, deciding to engage a lawyer to start your family law journey can be daunting.  Aside from choosing the right lawyer to work with, your mind will be full of swirling questions about how to move forward, what the…

Just what is “Probate”?

Dealing with the death of a loved one is a difficult process, and can become more complicated as you finalise their affairs. Often when you are dealing with money in the bank or shareholdings, a bank or share company will require Probate. When do you need to obtain a Grant…

Traffic

I’ve lost my driver’s licence – can I get a “work licence”?    This is a question we hear a lot. The answer is… ‘that depends’. There may be circumstances where you are eligible to apply for a ‘restricted’ or ‘work’ licence; a ‘replacement’ licence; or a ‘special hardship’ orders.…

DV connect

Stronger Laws to Combat Domestic Violence No doubt Australian of the Year Rosie Batty’s high-profile campaigning for action on domestic violence has had a big impact on legislators in this State. There have been some very important changes to domestic violence legislation recently and the reforms are aimed at strengthening…

Children’s Views in Family Law

Questions we are commonly asked as a family lawyer include “how will my child’s views be taken into account” and “at what age can my child make their own decision where they live?” This topic has been highlighted lately with a recent article in the Courier Mail discussing a case…

First Home Owners Grant

The Queensland First Home Owners Grant: An added bonus for first new home buyers Buying your first home is an exciting time – hitting the open houses every weekend, gazing around the property imagining your pictures hanging on the walls, your furniture, that fancy rug, the wall-mounted tv.  Then comes…

Family Provision Claims

Family Provisions in Big Money Estates Many people have a mistaken understanding of how a Will works and may have the belief that they can give their estate to anyone they desire. However, this is not the case in Australia and testamentary freedom (being able to give the estate to…

Goals: Have you set any lately?

The importance of setting goals in life and in law. Holidays are always a time for reflection and inspiration.  In my recent “week off” I set myself the task of writing my book or at least getting a sizable part completed before heading back to work the following week.  I…

3 tips to take the stress out of conveyancing when you buy or sell a property

I had the opportunity recently to chat with our local real estate agent about the importance of approaching your conveyancing matter in the right way.  There are many articles and blogs, along with research which tells us that buying and selling property can be one of the most stressful life…

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