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Who pays when contesting a Will?

Who pays when contesting a Will?

Making the decision to contest the contents of a Will comes with an emotional cost, and a financial one. In Queensland, the courts can make cost orders determining who pays for the legal costs of contesting a Will, but that’s not always straightforward. Cost orders...

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How much does conveyancing cost in Redland City Council?

How much does conveyancing cost in Redland City Council?

If you are buying or selling property, you will need to engage a conveyancer or solicitor to handle the legal aspects of the transaction. The costs of conveyancing will depend on the type of property, but you should be prepared for standard conveyancing fees to cover...

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Contesting a Will

Contesting a Will

The death of someone we care about is a sad and stressful time. And if anyone is unhappy about the contents of the Will, it makes an already taxing time even more fraught.  It doesn’t matter how “tightly” a Will is drafted; any Will can be contested. However, in this...

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Do’s and Don’ts of buying a home with your partner

Do’s and Don’ts of buying a home with your partner

Buying your first home with your partner is an exciting time and you’re likely spending all your weekends going to open homes, scrolling Instagram for décor ideas, and trying to find the ideal neighbourhood. However, with all the fun and excitement, don’t forget this...

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What is a property caveat?

What is a property caveat?

Owning a property in Queensland or attempting to buy a property that has a caveat lodged against it can be enormously frustrating. But what is a caveat and how do you deal with it? A caveat is a legal term for a type of interest in a property that prevents it from...

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Do I need to apply for probate?

Do I need to apply for probate?

If you are the executor of someone’s Will, generally speaking, you will need to apply for probate. Probate is the court’s recognition that a Will is legally valid, and you may need probate before you can take control of the deceased’s estate. You don’t always need to...

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Paying Child Support for Adult Children

Paying Child Support for Adult Children

Paying for adult children  Child support payments usually stop when the child turns 18.  However, there are some circumstances where the court will make orders for what is called adult child maintenance. Financial support for children aged over 18 can be obtained if...

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Options when trying to exit a commercial lease early

Options when trying to exit a commercial lease early

It's a well-known fact that running a business is never easy. As a business owner, one of your responsibilities is taking care of your business space, especially if you're only renting it. However, there could be times when you might want to get out of a commercial...

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Trust options for children with disabilities

Trust options for children with disabilities

Trust options for children with disabilities Estate planning for families with disabled children comes with an added layer of worry and forethought. If you have a child with high support needs, you can draw up what is known as a “care plan” which will include...

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Enduring or General Power of Attorney?

Enduring or General Power of Attorney?

Enduring power of attorney or general power of attorney? Estate planning is more than just making sure you have a valid Will.  Appointing someone as either a general power of attorney or an enduring power of attorney means your wishes will be carried out throughout...

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Is It Time To Sell?

Is It Time To Sell?

Summer is coming - it’s time to sell There’s a warm spring breeze in the air, and everyone has the urge to throw open the windows and clean out the house. November and early December are some of the best times of the year to sell your home, and there’s a few reasons...

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Do I Need a Lawyer?

Do I Need a Lawyer?

I’m getting divorced – do I really need a lawyer? Legally, you don’t have to engage a lawyer to help you deal with a divorce.  But family law in Australia can be complex and it’s highly recommended that you have someone with you to help navigate the legal ‘ins and...

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