How do I protect my assets when my other half is on a partner visa?

At first blush, this looks like a complicated question. First of all, there is the matter of protecting assets in a de facto relationship. Secondly, there is a visa question. The icing on the cake…

I’ve moved out of the family home – what are my next steps?

The process of divorce is difficult for many reasons. One of the most personal and financially stressful situations that must be sorted is the continued ownership, or sale, of the family home. There…

Lost Family Will – What to do when the Will can’t be found?

Wills are lost or misplaced far more often than many people realise, and it can cause great trouble and confusion. The best remedy is, of course, prevention. Ask family members where to locate…

Are Cognition Tests Getting More Difficult?

Grandpa didn’t recognise me - a first-person case study I knew I was his favourite granddaughter and I was shocked when visiting him some months ago he momentarily didn't recognise me. He was aged…

Key tips you should use when you next negotiate your employment contract

If you face the task of negotiating your employment contract with all the enthusiasm that you bring to dental surgery, you are not alone. Less than one per cent of employees try to negotiate the…

How to negotiate a commercial lease agreement

Whether you’re starting your first business or you’re a long-time business owner, you can’t be expected to be an expert in commercial property law. However, the reality is that renting a commercial…