Legal News

Mon 28 May 2018

Why it's important to have guardianship documents in place

Why it's important to have guardianship documents in place

Why is it important for parents to have an Enduring Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship?

Tue 1 May 2018

Should I have an enduring power of attorney?

Should I have an enduring power of attorney?

IT IS important for parents to have an Enduring Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship in place so carers can fully look after their wellbeing.

Wed 21 Mar 2018

Having 'that' conversation with elderly parents

Having 'that' conversation with elderly parents

PREPARING your elderly parent to move into an aged cared venue can be fraught with all sorts of pressures, both emotional and financial.

Mon 19 Feb 2018

Elder abuse: The guide to meeting with an adviser

Elder abuse: The guide to meeting with an adviser

WHEN meeting a legal, accounting or financial advisor, Seniors should be aware of how that advisor should act towards you and for you.

Fri 5 Jan 2018

Start the year right by updating your plans

Start the year right by updating your plans

THE new year is a milestone which many people use as a reminder to update their legal planning papers. So what are the legal papers that you should consider?

Thu 23 Nov 2017

Top SMSF advice if dementia is on the horizon

Top SMSF advice if dementia is on the horizon

SELF Managed Super Fund specialist Monica Rule talks about the confronting problems around dealing with a person who has dementia and owns a SMSF.

Mon 13 Nov 2017

Prenup court ruling good reminder to be careful

Prenup court ruling good reminder to be careful

LAST week's High Court prenuptial agreement decision took many legal experts by surprise and served as a wake-up call.

Tue 22 Aug 2017

Early inheritance has thorns warns expert

Early inheritance has thorns warns expert

EXPECTATIONS of a parent's inheritance being large enough to help fund a home purchase by their children, can have challenging consequences for all involved.

Fri 11 Aug 2017

Your estate planning should include digital assets

Your estate planning should include digital assets

YOU may know where you would like your house, shares or cash to end up when you die, but have you thought how you want your online presence to be managed.

Mon 19 Jun 2017

Avoid getting hooked by scammer's phishing bait

Avoid getting hooked by scammer's phishing bait

AGED 65 and over? You are vulnerable to phishing scams via email and the phone by recognised businesses and government departments.

Thu 11 May 2017

Alternative conflict resolution option for Melbourne seniors

Alternative conflict resolution option for Melbourne seniors

MELBOURNE elder abuse victims now have access to a free service which targets dealing with the issue before it reaches the point of legal resolution.

Mon 24 Apr 2017

Change of heart on community legal centre funding

Change of heart on community legal centre funding

THE Federal Government announced today it has reinstated funding for community legal services.

Thu 23 Mar 2017

Should you put your end-of-life wishes in writing?

Should you put your end-of-life wishes in writing?

AND are "advance care directives" really taken into account anyway?

Mon 20 Mar 2017

Offering a New Way through non-profit law firm

Offering a New Way through non-profit law firm

AUSTRALIA'S first non-profit law firm has opened a Gold Coast office.

Mon 13 Mar 2017

As a grandparent, what are your legal rights?

As a grandparent, what are your legal rights?

COMMUNITY Legal Centres has called for increased funding for seniors legal services throughout Queensland.

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Enduring Powers of Attorney explained at free event

Enduring Powers of Attorney explained at free event

THE Seniors Legal and Support Service will conduct free public information seminars in Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

Mon 27 Feb 2017

How to protect your assets when moving in with family

How to protect your assets when moving in with family

IT'S possible for a joint-family living arrangement to work well but, in some cases, it can go horribly wrong.

Thu 19 Jan 2017

'Happy New Year, I want a divorce!'

'Happy New Year, I want a divorce!'

LAWYERS are at the ready, as requests for divorce advice rocket during January.

Fri 13 Jan 2017

Aggressive carpet cleaner took advantage of elderly

Aggressive carpet cleaner took advantage of elderly

A DOOR-TO-DOOR salesman who took advantage of elderly Victorians has been ordered to cease trading for five years.

Wed 4 Jan 2017

Your Will can be contested in certain circumstances

Your Will can be contested in certain circumstances

THERE are certain circumstances when your Will may be able to be contested by way of a family provision application.

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