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…

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…

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