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  • Removing a name from a Certificate of Title

    It is common practice for partners who purchase real estate together to purchase the property as joint tenants. By purchasing the property as joint tenants, it means that if one partner passes away, the other becomes the sole owner of that property. While most people seem to understand the right ...

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  • Unpaid debts – don’t just ignore them, they won’t go away

    With more and more people doing it tough with inflation, the ever-increasing cost of fuel, and interest rates creeping up, unfortunately, there are some people that have debts that they will not be able to pay. So, what can you do if you are served with a letter of demand? ...

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  • Thinking about a reverse mortgage? Make sure to consider all of the issues

    We all know what a regular mortgage looks like. You take out a loan with a bank to get the finance to purchase a home, then pay off the loan with interest over time while having the benefit of living in the property and treating it as your own, subject ...

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  • The importance of completing claim forms correctly

    As a solicitor that regularly deals with claims whether its for injuries, insurance benefits, death benefits, superannuation or otherwise for my clients, I never underestimate the value of a correctly completed claim form. Most claim forms look simple – fill in your name, contact details, answer the questions and hit ...

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  • The problems with will kits

    As you already know if you have read my previous articles, I am a big advocate of everyone having a will. But as a solicitor who also advises and assists executors with estate administration, I recommend that you seek legal advice when preparing your will to ensure it covers your ...

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  • Elder financial abuse

    I am too often approached by family members or friends of elderly people for advice as to what can be done when someone has stepped in, supposedly to act in the elderly persons interests, but others suspect they may be taking advantage of that person. Unfortunately, elder financial abuse is ...

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  • Property Damage Insurance Claims – some useful information

    In light of the recent flood devastation experienced by our neighbours in the Northern Rivers, I’m going to take the opportunity to discuss insurance property damage claims. Before making any claim, review your Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) to clarify what is covered under your policy. Request the PDS from your ...

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  • I’m not using a solicitor, they cost too much!

    A phrase I have heard many times which I am sure many other professions also experience – tradies I know you know what I am talking about! Some areas of the legal system are designed for people to be able to deal with matters on their own such as small ...

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  • Getting married? Put updating your will on the to do list.

    I have had quite a few cases recently where people have come to see me to update what they thought was their current and valid will, only for me to tell them that that will was invalid due to their subsequent marriage. Take note of this because there are many ...

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  • New Year, New Identity!

    Happy New Year! It’s that time of year for resolutions and I have resolved to finally get all my identity documents into one name. Sounds simple right? Get married, change name, sort out your drivers licence and Medicare card once you get your marriage certificate, done.  Trust me, its not ...

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  • Things not to do at the workplace Christmas party!

    Tis’ the season to be jolly but in all the merriness in the lead up to Christmas, there is usually one thing that people either look forward to or dread all year – the workplace Christmas party. We all know there is usually someone that has a little too much ...

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  • Do you know if you have any insurance benefits through your super?

    This is a question I ask many clients in a lot of different contexts and I’m always surprised by how few actually know the answer. It comes up a lot more than you think – I ask about potential death benefits with clients who consult me in relation to their ...

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