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Does your will have a Residue Clause?

One (if not the most important) thing that you must consider including in your will is a residue clause. The residue clause is vital as it deals with all the leftover estate assets after the debts are paid and gifts have been given. The residue clause is usually the meatiest clause of the will as …

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Its 2022, surely a minor in NSW can make a will?

It may seem somewhat ridiculous to you that a person under the age of 18 years of age would need a will. Most children do not usually have any large assets such as a house, term deposits or much in the way of superannuation. But there are certain situations that may arise where a minor …

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Wills and Pets in NSW – How do I care for my cat or dog when I die?

Did you know that in Australia an estimated 63% of households have a pet. Whether this be a dog, cat, horse, fish, hermit crab or rabbit many families want to ensure that their pets are cared for in the event they were to pass away suddenly. However, the question that often arises is what is …

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The Domestic Violence Register – What you need to know about the Registry

In 2015, New South Wales introduced the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, this is the first of it’s kind to be undertaken in Australia. The United Kingdom introduced a similar initiative some many years ago, it was known as “Clare’s Law”. ABS statistics identify that domestic violence very rarely occurs in isolation. It is the crime with the …

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I have been injured at work, can I make a Workers’ Compensation Insurance Claim?

No matter what kind of career you are in, the workplace can be a dangerous place. Much like any other area you visit, your employer owes you a duty of care to provide you with a safe working environment. Nobody wants to be injured whilst at work. However, in the event an injury occurs, you …

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Why settlement and mediation plays an important role in estate litigation

Estate Litigation or Family Provisions Claims are usually actions taken by individuals who have been left out of a will. The sole purpose of these claims is for these people to try and gain a benefit from the estate of which they believe they are entitled too. However, much like all forms of litigation in …

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Copyright and Building Plans – Warning to Homeowners

If you are a Homeowner wanting to find the right Builder to build your dream home, where do you start? Some Homeowners have a pre-existing layout of how they want their home to be built and want to shop around from Builder to Builder to get the best value for money. So, what do you …

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How to Protect Your Cryptocurrencies in NSW

As of 2021, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Binancecoin and Dogecoin are taking the world by storm. Many people have invested in these assets over the past few years and recent booms means that they have significantly increased the value of their assets which is great! However, what people have not come to realise …

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What happens in AVO proceedings

When an Application for an Apprehended Violence Order is made by the NSW Police or by a person privately to the Court, it starts proceedings before the Local Court of NSW. It is important to note from the outset that an Apprehended Violence Order is not a criminal charge and it does not affect your …

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Why it is important for a Builder to have their Building Contract reviewed.

For a Builder entering into a Building Contract with a Homeowner, it is a long-term, expensive commitment. It should then make sense to have a professional spend some time reviewing that Building Contract and provide advice before you sign. This way, you are able to familiarise yourself with the Building Contract and the general building …

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