All in One – Australian Property Conveyancing

What is Conveyancing? The term conveyancing refers to all the legal and administrative work associated with transferring the ownership of properties (land or edifices) from one person to another. The conveyancing process begins after you have had an offer accepted on...

What is the divorce procedure in Australia?

Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, is the termination of a marriage between a married couple. We have adopted a ‘no-fault’ divorce procedure in Australia. It means that it does not matter why or whose ‘fault’ it was that the parties are getting a divorce....

Spousal Maintenance Payments In Uncertain Times

Sometimes the breakdown of a long-term de facto relationship or marriage can financial hardship. Under the Family Law Act 1975, Australian Courts have the power to make an Order for a former spouse (whether married or de facto) to pay to the other spouse...

Are You Purchasing a Business? A Legal Checklist

Purchasing a business is an exciting and often daunting experience. Regardless of the size of the business, there are many complex legal areas that the purchase of business touches upon such as contract law, employment law, company law and property law. The legalities...

Should I appoint a medical treatment decision maker?

On 12 March 2018, the Medical Treatment Act 1988 (Vic) was replaced by the Medical Treatment and Planning Decisions Act 2016 (Vic). The previous ‘Enduring Power of Attorney (Medical Treatment)’ document is replaced by two further documents – the ‘Appointment of...

Do I Hold a Valid Will? Understanding Will Law

A Will is a legal document detailing whom and how you want your assets to be distributed upon your death and must nominate a person or persons (“Executor”) to be responsible for following the terms of your Will. Despite a Will being one of the most important documents...