Have You Heard About a Living Will?

Have You Heard About a Living Will?

Will and Probate
Have You Heard About a Living Will? Imagine being in hospital unable to move or communicate following a serious medical event. It is much easier for your family and loved ones to be sure they are making decisions consistent with your wishes provided they have been considered in advance.  Today…
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Life Beyond Bingo and Bowls!

Life Beyond Bingo and Bowls!

Family Law, Will and Probate
Life Beyond Bingo and Bowls! Not surprisingly people talk about buying their first home as being a life changing event and it is. However, in the past it has been rare for people to talk so excitedly about moving into some form of retirement living. Given that sooner or later…
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Understanding Child Support

Understanding Child Support

Divorce, Family Law
Family law principles recognise that both parents of a child should be financially responsible for his or her care, regardless of the parents’ marital status, past or present relationships or involvement in the child’s life. The child support scheme in Australia is regulated through various laws and administered by the…
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Employee or Contractor – Do You Know the Difference?

Employee or Contractor – Do You Know the Difference?

Employment Law
Employee or Contractor - Do You Know the Difference? It's important for all businesses to have systems in place to determine whether workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors, as tax, super and other government obligations are different depending on whether the working arrangement is employment or contracting.…
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Verification of Identity in Property Transactions

Verification of Identity in Property Transactions

Conveyancing, Privacy
Verification of Identity in Property Transactions Verification of Identity (VOI) is a process used to confirm the identity of a person. Lawyers and other parties involved in property transactions have an obligation to ensure that the person claiming authority to deal with land is legally permitted to do so.  This…
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