What can I do to prevent my will being challenged?

Did you know that the Succession Act 2006 (NSW) allows certain individuals to make a claim for provision or further provision from a person’s estate, even if the deceased person never intended to…

What is parental alienation and how will it affect your family law case?

Australian family law recognises that children have a legal right to the opportunity for a relationship with both parents. Parental alienation as a legal issue, most often arises in divorce and…

What is the difference between estate and non-estate assets?

If you do not fully appreciate the difference between estate and non-estate assets, your estate plan may fail to pass ownership of your assets as you intend at the time of your death. Worse still…

Casual or permanent – what is your employee status?

Employment status is significant when it comes to identifying the rights and benefits of being an employee. While it is important to be aware that there are three different categories of employment…

Does Uber legally employ their drivers?

Uber is a transportation company founded on creating affordable easy ride sharing for all individuals. From its inception the business plan of Uber was built on a system that made ride sharing…

Injured at work? Don’t forget about your superannuation!

Surprise, surprise -- If you are like nearly 90 percent of Australians, you probably have some kind of disability insurance cover through your Superfund. This could be very important if a work injury…

Transfer of property and stamp duties in NSW – what’s new?

Stamp duties, or transfer duties as they are officially known, are taxes paid to the state government by the person buying or otherwise receiving real property. They are generally due on the date of…

Can a grandchild make a claim on a grandparents estate?

The process of challenging a Will is arduous under the best of circumstances because the courts give great deference to the last wishes of the deceased. As such, in the event that a grandchild wants…

Updates to gift card legislation

Prior to March 2018 the purchase of gift cards, and the manner in which their value was available and distributed, was disadvantageous to many consumers. A gift card purchased prior to March 2018…

Who is responsible if you catch an infection during your Hospital stay?

As with many legal questions, the answer is a resounding “maybe.” No one goes to the hospital with the expectation that they will catch a hospital-borne infection while there, but it happens with…

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