What to include in a divorce settlement agreement and how to make it legal

The terms of your divorce can have dramatic financial and emotional implications. However, sometimes, the unwinding of a marriage or de facto relationship can actually be rather simple. If the…

What are the changes to the Australian partner Visa?

For many years if a couple, of which only one person was an Australian citizen, wanted to live together in Australia, the couple had to file together for a Partner Visa. The focus of the application…

What happens to your assets if you die without a Will?

Not everyone dies with a valid Will. Often, we think people put aside the idea of making these types of important decisions because they believe they have time to take care of it at a later date.…

Australia’s new ‘parent visa’ and how migrants see it

New visa subclass 870 allows parents of Australian permanent residents or citizens to live in Australia for a continuous period of 3 or 5 years. After this 5 year period, there will be a single…

What protections do property purchasers have?

London’s Grenfell Tower went up like a torch in June 2017. Seventy-six people were trapped and died and hundreds were displaced for months. All told, one hundred and fifty-one homes were destroyed.……

The Rise of Medium Density Housing

Medium density housing has always been reserved for lot sizes and neighbourhoods that have previously been zoned as such. As a result of the old regulations, certain homeowners with lot sizes or…