Navigating the Complexities of Custody Disputes

13 June

The longstanding myth that fathers have slim chances of securing primary custody is being progressively dismantled.    Historically, mothers were often presumed to be the custodial parents. However, recent shifts in societal attitudes and legal...[Read More]

Top 10 tips for developing a business exit strategy: Business Succession and Estate Planning

30 May

Given all the hard work that building up a business takes, it can be hard to say goodbye – so it’s important to do it right.    Developing an exit strategy well in advance allows you to have control over your small business’s future while...[Read More]

Choosing a New Home: Top 10 Considerations for Selecting the Right Retirement Community

2 May

Finding the right retirement home is a significant decision that marks a new chapter in life. While it might evoke mixed emotions, recognising the need for more tailored care and support can also be a positive step towards enjoying a fulfilling and...[Read More]

Ensuring Harmony and Legality: The Critical Role of Legal Advice in Family Estate Planning

25 April

Estate planning is a crucial but often challenging aspect of managing familial wealth and assets, particularly as parents age. The process involves making decisions about how to allocate assets such as businesses and property among siblings, which...[Read More]

Planning Your Next Chapter: The Benefits and Timing of Transitioning to a Retirement Home

18 April

Transitioning into a retirement home is a significant life decision that involves careful planning and consideration.    As people age, their living needs change, and moving into a retirement home can offer numerous benefits. Here are the top 10...[Read More]

Reasons why early estate planning is crucial

11 April

Estate planning is an essential yet often overlooked aspect of financial planning. For many Australians, it is seen as something to be dealt with later in life, if at all.   However, estate planning should begin as early as possible to ensure a...[Read More]

Stronger data protections for voluntary digital IDs

3 April

A single digital ID will make it easier for Australians to verify their identity online and reduce the risk of privacy breaches, a minister says, as new laws clear a major hurdle. Legislation to set up a digital ID scheme passed the Senate on...[Read More]

Ways to help your child with buying their first home

7 March

In today’s economic climate, it’s increasingly common to help your child with their first home.   In this article, we’re going to look at three options to help you do this.   Why not take a look at the pros and cons of each and choose the...[Read More]

Essential Checklist: Preparing for Your Will Drafting Session with a Lawyer

22 February

Preparing a will is an important step in managing your estate and ensuring your wishes are honoured after you pass away. Before meeting with a lawyer to draft your will, it’s beneficial to have several items prepared to make the process as smooth...[Read More]

Some reasons why you should discuss inheritance planning with your family

25 January

While most people write wills, very few families discuss inheritance. Parents avoid discussing inheritance planning with their children due to the subject’s sensitivity. However, avoiding the conversation does more harm than good. For example,...[Read More]

Family Law – can be a complex and stressful journey

18 January

Family law encompasses a wide range of legal issues, including divorce, child support, and custody, and navigating through these matters can be an intricate and emotionally challenging experience for all parties involved. In Australia, family law...[Read More]

Cyber hackers break into Victorian court recordings

3 January

Victoria’s court system has been hit by a cyber attack, with hackers accessing weeks worth of recorded hearings. Court Services Victoria was first made aware of the infiltration on December 21 but it’s believed the audio visual technology...[Read More]

When should you start thinking about Estate Planning?

20 December

With the end of the year fast approaching and the dawn of the New Year on the horizon, it’s crucial to shift our focus towards estate planning. Often underestimated, this financial aspect tends to take a backseat in the lives of many Australians....[Read More]

Government takes action on ‘help to buy’ housing laws

29 November

Thousands of Australians seeking to buy a home will soon get assistance with laws due to go to federal parliament. The “help to buy” laws to be introduced this week will support 40,000 eligible home buyers with an equity contribution of up to 40...[Read More]

Insurance coverage designed to keep families financially protected

23 November

Protecting one’s family is a vital aspect of parenting, and every parent has their own unique ideas about what it means to keep their loved ones safe. As a parent, you feel the need to protect and keep your children safe, especially in the early...[Read More]