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Jointly Owned Property – Your rights if there is a dispute! Appointment of trustee to sell land

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing, Video

Senior Associate and Litigation Lawyer Charles Lethbridge discusses the disputes that arise from the joint ownership of property and how…

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Storm and Flood Damage Insurance Claims – 7 Tips for Dealing with your Insurance Company

Charles Lethbridge Compensation Claims, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, Video

In 2017 Cyclone Debbie and her aftermath has wreaked a path of destruction through Queensland and into Northern New South Wales.  Senior Associate Charles Lethbridge gives some helpful tips to...

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Foreigners Buying Property in Australia

Rachel Godden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing, Video

It is a well known fact more and more foreign investors are buying property in Australia, and more specifically, on…

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Estate Planning for your Online Afterlife – Important Changes to Facebook – You can now change your Facebook settings to state what happens when you die!

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, Video, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Estate planning is important for your online assets too. Digital assets such as a Facebook account often have significant sentimental…

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Sixth Month Time Limit for Contesting Wills

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Video, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

  MAKE SURE YOU GET LEGAL ADVICE QUICKLY! It is usually the last thing on people’s minds when they have…

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Dangers of DIY Will Kits

Jeff Garrett Video, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

  Disadvantages of ‘DIY’ Will kits One of the most important legal documents that you will ever make in your lifetime…

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Disadvantages of a ‘Do It Yourself’ (DIY) Will Kit

Donna Tolley Video, Wills & Estates

One of the most important legal documents that you will ever make in your lifetime is your Will – why…

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Divorce and recoupling – how can this affect your Will

Lucy McPherson Family Law, General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Many people are unaware that divorce has the effect of revoking parts of a Will. Wills & Estates Senior Associate,…

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QLD legislates Regulations for COVID-19 Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

Georgia Taylor Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal, Property Law

With each state and territory taking a different approach to introducing the new Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct in the…

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NSW legislates Regulations for COVID-19 Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

Georgia Taylor Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal, Property Law

The Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct was introduced to help balance the interests of landlords and tenants and provide relief…

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Appointing Guardians and Attorneys – what can happen if you make the wrong choice

Emily Edmonds General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers, Wills & Estates Lawyer, Emily Edmonds, discusses the role Guardians and Attorneys play if you lose capacity.  …

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Financial Advisors and Accountants: Does your client have a TPD claim? Watch out for ‘definitions’!

Amy Lewis Compensation Claims, Superannuation

If a client has suffered injury or ill health, their first port of call will often be to ask for…

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Policewoman wins eight-year insurance battle for TPD claim after suffering PTSD

Amy Lewis Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

A NSW Police officer has had to fight for eight years for her right to a Total Permanent and Disability…

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SUPER MISTAKE: Financial Planner faces damages claim after preparing faulty Binding Nomination

Angela Harry Estate Litigation, General Legal, Superannuation, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

A significant proportion of the wealth of people today is held in the superannuation environment and it is not uncommon…

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NAB’s customers face unacceptable delays with compensation claims

Georgia Taylor Bank, Finance and Super Disputes, Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Attwood Marshall Lawyers, Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Georgia Taylor, discusses how customers affected by banking scandals continue to come off second best…

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Why you must get legal advice before signing Retirement Village Agreements

Emily Edmonds General Legal, Property Law, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers, Wills & Estates Lawyer, Emily Edmonds, discusses Retirement Village Agreements and the importance of having a lawyer…

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Outlining funeral wishes in your Will

Larisa Kapur General Legal, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers, Wills & Estate Lawyer, Larisa Kapur, discusses funerals and the importance of including your final wishes in…

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Queensland’s first jail sentence for new industrial manslaughter laws

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

The first sentence has been handed down by a Judge, with an auto wrecking yard ordered to pay a $3…

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Five reasons to buy a first home during COVID-19

Raphaelle Worrall Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Now is not the time to give up on your dream of owning your first home, writes Law Graduate/QLD Property…

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Equality in relationship recognition confirmed by Newman Government – By Abbi Golightly – QLS Accredited Family Law Specialist

Jeff Garrett Family Law, General Legal

After commencing in March 2012 to much fanfare (arguably rightfully so), there was outcry when the newly elected Newman Government…

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Parenting matters and family violence under the newly amended Family Law Act – By Abbi Golightly – QLS Accredited Specialist Family Law

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

On 7 June, 2012 amendments to the Family Law Act (FLA) commenced which will have significant impact upon the way…

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“Italian Abduction” case highlights the need for and use of the Hague Convention by Australian Family Courts – By Abbi Golightly – QLS Accredited Specialist Family Law

Jeff Garrett Family Law, General Legal

There has been intense media attention in passing days surrounding a decision of the Family Court of Australia which requires…

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Attwood Marshall proudly involved in Queensland surrogacy arrangement – By Abbi Golightly – QLS Accredited Specialist Family Law

Jeff Garrett Family Law, General Legal

In December 2010 the Queensland Surrogacy Act commenced, allowing for the first time, altruistic surrogacy arrangements to be made by…

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George Clooney visits downunder to promote his charitable children’s cause!

Jeff Garrett Family Law, General Legal

When George Clooney was asked at his fundraising function in Sydney yesterday whether he would like to have children, he…

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Does Kim Kardashian have a Binding Financial Agreement?

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

We certainly hope so! We occasionally hear people say they have done a “property settlement” with their spouse by way…

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How will our family business be taken into account in property settlement? By Abbi Golightly – Accredited Family Law Specialist

Hayley Condon Business & Commercial, Family Law, General Legal

An interest in a business, owned by either party to a relationship personally or through any form of corporate entity,…

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Managing your child support arrangements – By Abbi Golightly – Accredited Specialist in Family Law

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

It is expected that, after separation, parents will continue to support their children financially, irrespective of the changed family arrangements. …

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International Child Abduction Case – By – Abbi Golightly – Accredited Family Law Specialist

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

A child remains in Australia despite she and her Mother being considered “illegal non-citizen” – Family Court dismisses Commonwealth Government’s…

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Recent Binding Financial Agreement Decisions – By Abbi Golightly – Accredited Family Law Specialist

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

Two recent decisions of the Federal Magistrate Court evidence that it is becoming increasingly difficult to succeed in an application…

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The Sky`s the Limit for our Attwood Marshall Staff!

Jeff Garrett Family Law, General Legal, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

When the adventurous Lesley Barnes is not managing our Wills & Estates and Family Law departments, she is out and…

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Changes to the Laws Relating to De Facto Relationships

Hayley Condon Family Law

Changes to Laws Relating to De Facto Relationships On 1 March 2009 the laws relating to De Facto Relationship couples…

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers Property Services – Experience, Availability and Convenience

Barry van Heerden Property Law

You have done all the hard work and obtained an offer from the buyers for the property you have listed….

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Buying or Selling Your Property? Don’t Risk Your Biggest Investment!

Jeff Garrett Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Buying and selling property is a serious business – why do many people take the ‘cheap option’ when it comes…

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CGT Withholding Tax on Properties over $2M from 1 July 2016

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law

From 1 July 2016 Contracts for the sale and purchase of properties (residential and commercial) in both Qld and NSW…

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NSW 2016 State Budget – Not so kind on foreign investors.

Holly Gilholme Property Law

NSW 2016 State Budget – Not so kind on foreign investors. The 2016 Budget revealed many changes to the property…

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When Are You Entitled to a Commission?

Barry van Heerden Property Law

When Are You Entitled to a Commission? As real estate agents in both Queensland and New South Wales, you have…

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Expecting Santa? You might get a Council Pool Inspector instead!

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

The 1st day of December is usually when we all put up the Xmas tree and the decorations. The Xmas…

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Insurance and Your Investment Unit

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, Property Law

Body Corporate insurance can be confusing most of the time. It appears there are always arguments between Body Corporates and…

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What Happens to the Deposit when a Buyer is Declared Bankrupt?

Charles Lethbridge Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

It is surprising how many people become insolvent overnight. Sometimes this can be due to matters out of their control…

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New Laws Impact on Swimming Pools

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

A quick reminder to agents and vendors selling properties in NSW which contain a swimming pool or spa pool, from…

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Are You Buying Property in Your Self-Managed Super Fund?

Barry van Heerden Property Law

In recent times we have noted a substantial increase in parties buying property in their self-managed super funds (“SMSF”). SMSF’s…

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Warning to Agents: Don’t Just Rely on Vendor’s Instructions

Attwood Marshall Property Law

A long running dispute about a car park space has resulted in a real estate agency firm unsuccessfully arguing that…

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Buying or selling property?

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Buying or selling property? We have all the bases covered at Attwood Marshall Lawyers BRISBANE, ROBINA, COOLANGATTA, KINGSCLIFF Only experienced…

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Contesting a Will – court awards $800,000 to estranged daughter in family provision claim

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

If you are an estranged family member contesting a Will, a recent Tasmanian case highlights what the court considers in…

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Doris Day tribute – Can you gift your estate to an animal charity? – Succession Law

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

The dedicated animal welfare and charity work of Hollywood icon Doris Day has raised the question of whether you can…

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers’ call for inquiry into NSW Trustee & Guardian backed by politicians

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The call for an inquiry into the NSW Trustee and Guardian has been heard with the Tweed MP throwing his…

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Young pregnant widow loses home without letters of administration – Wills & Estates Law – Blog

April Kennedy Wills & Estates

The sad case of a young couple torn apart by tragedy has highlighted the importance for people of all ages…

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How can you contest a Will? – Wills and Estates Law – Podcast

Melissa Tucker General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers estate litigation solicitor, Melissa Tucker, responds to commonly asked questions about how can you contest a Will….

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Unfair commissions and financial mismanagement – NSW Trustee and Guardian cannot be trusted

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

There is a myth in the general public that the NSW Trustee and Guardian is to be trusted because they…

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Lynette Dawson Murder Cold Case and the ‘Forfeiture Rule’

Lucy McPherson General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

A PE teacher, a schoolgirl, an affair, and a dead mother. The case of missing woman Lynette Dawson lay cold…

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Tragic Death Reminder to Leave the Gift of Life With Your Will

Melissa Tucker General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

THE passing of Gold Coast organ donation advocate, Leslie Fitz-Gerald, left a poignant reminder of the importance in the selfless…

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Why the Aged Care Royal Commission Needs to Investigate Nursing Home ‘Exit Fees’

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers has called for the Aged Care Royal Commission to probe the use of “unconscionable” nursing home ‘exit…

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No Will for Aretha Franklin’s $80m estate – what happens next?

Angela Harry General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers Wills and Estates partner Angela Harry discusses the passing of singer Aretha Franklin to highlight the pitfalls…

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Attwood Marshall assists Salvo`s in Wills Day!

Donna Tolley Charity & Community, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers have over the last 3 weeks participated in the Salvation Army Will Days at our offices in…

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Sues his Children for Elder Abuse and Fraud

Melissa Tucker Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children and a former business manager, accusing them of misusing his…

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Contesting a Will – court awards $800,000 to estranged daughter in family provision claim

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

If you are an estranged family member contesting a Will, a recent Tasmanian case highlights what the court considers in…

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Doris Day tribute – Can you gift your estate to an animal charity? – Succession Law

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

The dedicated animal welfare and charity work of Hollywood icon Doris Day has raised the question of whether you can…

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers’ call for inquiry into NSW Trustee & Guardian backed by politicians

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The call for an inquiry into the NSW Trustee and Guardian has been heard with the Tweed MP throwing his…

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Young pregnant widow loses home without letters of administration – Wills & Estates Law – Blog

April Kennedy Wills & Estates

The sad case of a young couple torn apart by tragedy has highlighted the importance for people of all ages…

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How can you contest a Will? – Wills and Estates Law – Podcast

Melissa Tucker General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers estate litigation solicitor, Melissa Tucker, responds to commonly asked questions about how can you contest a Will….

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Unfair commissions and financial mismanagement – NSW Trustee and Guardian cannot be trusted

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

There is a myth in the general public that the NSW Trustee and Guardian is to be trusted because they…

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Lynette Dawson Murder Cold Case and the ‘Forfeiture Rule’

Lucy McPherson General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

A PE teacher, a schoolgirl, an affair, and a dead mother. The case of missing woman Lynette Dawson lay cold…

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Tragic Death Reminder to Leave the Gift of Life With Your Will

Melissa Tucker General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

THE passing of Gold Coast organ donation advocate, Leslie Fitz-Gerald, left a poignant reminder of the importance in the selfless…

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Why the Aged Care Royal Commission Needs to Investigate Nursing Home ‘Exit Fees’

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers has called for the Aged Care Royal Commission to probe the use of “unconscionable” nursing home ‘exit…

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No Will for Aretha Franklin’s $80m estate – what happens next?

Angela Harry General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers Wills and Estates partner Angela Harry discusses the passing of singer Aretha Franklin to highlight the pitfalls…

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Attwood Marshall assists Salvo`s in Wills Day!

Donna Tolley Charity & Community, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers have over the last 3 weeks participated in the Salvation Army Will Days at our offices in…

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Sues his Children for Elder Abuse and Fraud

Melissa Tucker Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children and a former business manager, accusing them of misusing his…

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Contesting a Will – court awards $800,000 to estranged daughter in family provision claim

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

If you are an estranged family member contesting a Will, a recent Tasmanian case highlights what the court considers in…

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Doris Day tribute – Can you gift your estate to an animal charity? – Succession Law

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

The dedicated animal welfare and charity work of Hollywood icon Doris Day has raised the question of whether you can…

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers’ call for inquiry into NSW Trustee & Guardian backed by politicians

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The call for an inquiry into the NSW Trustee and Guardian has been heard with the Tweed MP throwing his…

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Young pregnant widow loses home without letters of administration – Wills & Estates Law – Blog

April Kennedy Wills & Estates

The sad case of a young couple torn apart by tragedy has highlighted the importance for people of all ages…

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How can you contest a Will? – Wills and Estates Law – Podcast

Melissa Tucker General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers estate litigation solicitor, Melissa Tucker, responds to commonly asked questions about how can you contest a Will….

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Unfair commissions and financial mismanagement – NSW Trustee and Guardian cannot be trusted

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

There is a myth in the general public that the NSW Trustee and Guardian is to be trusted because they…

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Lynette Dawson Murder Cold Case and the ‘Forfeiture Rule’

Lucy McPherson General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

A PE teacher, a schoolgirl, an affair, and a dead mother. The case of missing woman Lynette Dawson lay cold…

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Tragic Death Reminder to Leave the Gift of Life With Your Will

Melissa Tucker General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

THE passing of Gold Coast organ donation advocate, Leslie Fitz-Gerald, left a poignant reminder of the importance in the selfless…

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Why the Aged Care Royal Commission Needs to Investigate Nursing Home ‘Exit Fees’

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers has called for the Aged Care Royal Commission to probe the use of “unconscionable” nursing home ‘exit…

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No Will for Aretha Franklin’s $80m estate – what happens next?

Angela Harry General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers Wills and Estates partner Angela Harry discusses the passing of singer Aretha Franklin to highlight the pitfalls…

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Attwood Marshall assists Salvo`s in Wills Day!

Donna Tolley Charity & Community, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers have over the last 3 weeks participated in the Salvation Army Will Days at our offices in…

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Sues his Children for Elder Abuse and Fraud

Melissa Tucker Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children and a former business manager, accusing them of misusing his…

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The Rights of Children in Inheritance Law

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Children are one of the most vulnerable groups in our society. Whilst it may be accepted by the community at…

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Billionaire’s Secret Daughter Contests Will

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The secret unknown daughter of Billionaire mining heir Michael Wright has been revealed in the Western Australian Supreme Court this…

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Dramatic Increase In Claims – Adult Kids Squabbling over Parents Estate

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation

Adult children are demanding a greater share of their parents’ estates and are eating into the assets to fight for…

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How Can I Deal with an Unfair Will?

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

How Can I Deal with an Unfair Will? The things a parent says to a child in life—or even on…

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Robin Williams’ Estate Plan – Did He Spare his Family a Lot of Dramas?

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The recent death of comic genius Robin Williams from an apparent suicide sent shock waves throughout the entertainment world. He…

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NSW V QLD – Contesting a will? NSW wins!

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

NSW vs. QLD Notional Estate Legislation The State of Origin rugby league title is not the only triumph New South…

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Families At War Over Inheritance

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

By Melissa Tucker In an ideal world the family kitchen table used to be the preferred forum for resolving messy…

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Is Your Will at Risk of Being Contested?

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Do you have a Will and is your Will at risk of being contested? Wills & Estates Lawyer and Senior…

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Millionaire leaves Estate to Neighbour

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has heard Betty Harris who died aged 95 in 2009 with no children,…

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Contesting Wills on grounds of lack of mental capacity

Jeff Garrett Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

A recent Qld Supreme Court decision involving a “Free Will” done by the Public Trustee of Qld has highlighted the…

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QLD Origin Legend Artie Beetson – Will Disaster – By Melissa Tucker – Associate

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Listen to our interview with Wills & Estates Lawyer, by Melissa Tucker. Last December Rugby League immortal Artie Beetson suffered a…

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Testamentary Capacity – A challenge for the elderly

Jeff Garrett Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett discusses the challenges around Testamentary Capacity The onset of Alzheimer’s disease or some form of…

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Can you exclude your liability?

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

We are all aware of exclusion clauses that appear on invoices, tickets, agreements and noticeboards.  The purpose of these exclusion…

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Are you entitled to compensation when your flight has been delayed?

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

At present in Australia, passengers are not entitled to compensation when a flight has been delayed however, a European Court…

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Are you being Sued?

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Have you received the “knock on your door” or those documents in the post that you wished had never arrived?…

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Free advice in relation to damage sustained by flood and/or cyclone!

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Unfortunately, residents in Queensland and New South Wales have again, fallen victim and felt the wrath of mother nature  which…

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Online Shopping and Contracts

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

A growing number of people are turning to embrace the world of online shopping. But have you ever thought about…

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Before going Guarantor….. make sure you are receiving adequate legal advice

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

It is now a standard requirement of any bank that a guarantor receive independent legal advice on the guarantee documents….

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How crucial is the photographer’s job to catch the ‘first kiss’ as husband and wife

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Melbourne newlyweds Jarrad and Sheree Mitchell issued proceedings in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal  against photographic company Studio Edge…

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No duty of care owed by Builder/Developer to Owners Corporation

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Owners Corporations need to be mindful of two recent landmark decisions handed down in the Supreme Court of NSW where…

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Man sues Google for Defamation and wins

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

A Victorian man has been awarded $200,000 in damages, in the Victorian Supreme Court for hurt feelings and loss of…

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Another win for the Telecommunication Scam Victims

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

On 6 July 2012, his Honour Justice Cowdroy found that irrespective that Technology Leasing Limited (“TLL”) was successful in their…

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Compliance with the Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011 (Cth) when filing an Application to Set Aside a Statutory Demand

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Further to our article published on Thursday, 21 October 2010 (When Should a Statutory Demand be Issued?), the Civil Dispute…

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Swimming Pool Disclosure Changes Postponed

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, General Legal

You may recall our blog in February of this year alerting you to the upcoming changes to swimming pool laws….

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Is a Duplex Exempt from Strata Rules?

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law

[ssboost]For many retirees the purchase of a duplex (or 2 lot strata scheme) is a perfect compromise between a unit…

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How to Sue a Company

Attwood Marshall Business & Commercial

The main reason proceedings are taken against a company is to recover debts that are due and payable. There are…

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Aged Care Reform Seminar to Shine a Light on Changes

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers is proud to be a part of a free aged care seminar hosted by the Oculus Group….

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The Importance of Business Succession

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial

By Barry van Heerden Consider the following scenario:– Joe and Tim are partners in a business. Both are married and…

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Don’t Euthanise Your Business – Valuing What You Have (Part 3 of Our Business Succession Series)

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial

By Barry van Heerden PART 3 As previously indicated in parts 1 and 2, Buy/Sell Agreements, which are also called Business Wills, are means…

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Don’t Euthanise Your Business – Dealing With Disaster

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial

As we have noted in Part 1 of this series, business succession involves the development of strategies that will assist the…

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When Cooling Off Can Turn Really Hot

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law

By Barry van Heerden Contracts for the sale of residential properties in Queensland and New South Wales are subject to…

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Why an Enduring Power of Attorney is Important for Self-Managed Super Funds

Angela Harry Business & Commercial, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

By Angela Harry An Enduring Power of Attorney is an important legal document that ensures if you lose your mental…

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The Effect that a ‘Typo’ can have on Statutory Demands

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

A Statutory Demand is one of the most powerful business debt collection tools available to a creditor. A Statutory Demand…

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New Body Corporate Forms

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial

By Barry van Heerden The Department of Justice has issued a new Information Sheet (Body Corporation Information) which is effective…

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When Can you Terminate a Contract?

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

When can you terminate a contract for Breach?  There are two broad circumstances that give you a right at common…

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Who Carries the Risk?

Jeff Garrett Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

By Christine Martin With the upcoming Summer season (and the further possibility of natural disasters) it is worthwhile to again…

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Court of Appeal Rules On Buyer Deposits

Jeff Garrett Residential Conveyancing

By Christine Martin The Queensland Court of Appeal has recently handed down a judgment which reaffirms the dual character of…

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Acting for Both Parties in Conveyancing

Jeff Garrett Residential Conveyancing

From time to time we receive requests from agents that we should act for both parties in a conveyance.  The…

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Why Do I Need to Use a Lawyer for Buying and Selling My House?

Jeff Garrett Residential Conveyancing

For most people their biggest investment in their lives is buying their family home or an investment property. You would…

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Property Contract to Comply with New Council Law

Attwood Marshall Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Earlier this month, the Gold Coast City Council has considered a Local Law to specifically impose an obligation on private…

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Is Your Home on Flood Prone Land?

Jeff Garrett Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

We all would like to own a home with a water view or one of those homes built next to…

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Time is of the Essence in Housing Contracts

Barry van Heerden Residential Conveyancing

Anybody familiar with Queensland conveyancing knows that it is an essential term of the standard form REIQ contract that settlement…

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Exemptions for Foreign Buyers of Property in Australia

Jeff Garrett Residential Conveyancing

It is policy of the Australian Government that investment in residential real estate should increase Australia’s housing stock. Any proposal…

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What is Included in Your Purchase Contract?

Jeff Garrett Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

When agents are completing the inclusions/exclusions on a sale Contract or forwarding the instructions through to the Vendor’s solicitor to…

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Are the Queensland Floods affecting you – making you unable to complete settlement of your contract?

Charles Lethbridge Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

If you are buying or selling a home in Queensland you would be aware that ‘time is of the essence’…

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Management of a Duplex Home – By Barry van Heerden – Partner

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

It appears there are still quite a few owners of duplexes in Queensland who are unaware of the fact that…

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Buying an investment property – A few points to consider

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Check what is being built around the same area: New infrastructure projects can be beneficial or detrimental to the property…

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QLD legislates Regulations for COVID-19 Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

Georgia Taylor Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal, Property Law

With each state and territory taking a different approach to introducing the new Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct in the…

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NSW legislates Regulations for COVID-19 Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

Georgia Taylor Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal, Property Law

The Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct was introduced to help balance the interests of landlords and tenants and provide relief…

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Appointing Guardians and Attorneys – what can happen if you make the wrong choice

Emily Edmonds General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers, Wills & Estates Lawyer, Emily Edmonds, discusses the role Guardians and Attorneys play if you lose capacity.  …

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Policewoman wins eight-year insurance battle for TPD claim after suffering PTSD

Amy Lewis Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

A NSW Police officer has had to fight for eight years for her right to a Total Permanent and Disability…

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SUPER MISTAKE: Financial Planner faces damages claim after preparing faulty Binding Nomination

Angela Harry Estate Litigation, General Legal, Superannuation, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

A significant proportion of the wealth of people today is held in the superannuation environment and it is not uncommon…

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NAB’s customers face unacceptable delays with compensation claims

Georgia Taylor Bank, Finance and Super Disputes, Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Attwood Marshall Lawyers, Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Georgia Taylor, discusses how customers affected by banking scandals continue to come off second best…

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Why you must get legal advice before signing Retirement Village Agreements

Emily Edmonds General Legal, Property Law, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers, Wills & Estates Lawyer, Emily Edmonds, discusses Retirement Village Agreements and the importance of having a lawyer…

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Outlining funeral wishes in your Will

Larisa Kapur General Legal, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers, Wills & Estate Lawyer, Larisa Kapur, discusses funerals and the importance of including your final wishes in…

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Queensland’s first jail sentence for new industrial manslaughter laws

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

The first sentence has been handed down by a Judge, with an auto wrecking yard ordered to pay a $3…

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Questionable advice to access super to pay rent

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, real estate agents and property managers have been inundated with requests from tenants…

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Real estate agents forced to pay costs for wrong ‘Buyer entity’

Andrea McGarry General Legal, Residential Conveyancing

Once the terms of a contract have been agreed upon and all parties are ready to proceed, it’s critical an…

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Lawyers continue to sponsor Silk Stocking race in winter carnival

Jeff Garrett General Legal

The Queensland thoroughbred racing winter carnival comes to the Gold Coast tomorrow with a bumper 9 race card including the…

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