Gina Phillips

How to Be Certain of Your Purchase Before You Buy a Riverfront Property

Law Blog

If you really like the concept of owning the ultimate room with a view, then this may have been towards the top of your priority list when out shopping for your new home. You may not have been interested in buying a terraced property that sits in the middle of a heavily built-up area but have stood your ground and have now found a property that borders a river or other publicly owned land.

4 January 2019

Key Players in Wills and Estate Planning

Law Blog

Wills and estate planning is an essential activity that ensures your earthly belongings are in good hands after you die. A well-written will ensures that your family is financially stable as they can access your wealth. Besides, it prevents conflict over your inheritance. The following are the key players during wills and estate planning. Beneficiaries.  These are the people whom you want to inherit your property. You can include your family as well as a few close friends.

10 October 2018

Involved in a Car Accident? How to Interact with a Police Officer


Most people consider themselves to be careful and considerate drivers who pay close attention to what they are doing whenever they are behind the wheel. They may never have been involved in an accident of any type before, but all of a sudden, they've become involved in a mild accident. After the initial shock wears off you have to have your wits about you, especially if it's unclear who was at fault.

30 August 2018

Why Hire a Lawyer to Draft Your Will or Estate Documents?

Law Blog

Thinking about your last wishes after your death is not necessarily a pleasant thing to do, but a responsible person will prepare a will or estate documents to ensure their wishes are known and protected after they are gone. While you can often draft your own will, it may be recommended that you have a lawyer prepare this information for you. Note why that is and how their professional services can benefit you.

11 July 2018

3 Considerations Before You Sue A Neighbour For A Fencing Dispute


Neighbours often have trouble for a range of reasons, and the way a common fence is set up is a common problem. But before you decide to go down the road of suing your neighbour and ruining that relationship forever, take the time to consider whether it absolutely makes sense in your particular circumstance. Before any litigation process, consider these factors when you have a fencing dispute with your neighbour.

23 May 2018

Is E-Conveyancing Right for You?

Law Blog

When choosing a conveyancing specialist to handle the sale or purchase of a property, there are certain things that need to be clarified. Does the potential conveyancer have the necessary experience in the type of property in question? Are they a member of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers? What is their projected timeframe for the finalisation of the property settlement? And of course, what do they charge? There are changes afoot when it comes to these last two question.

13 April 2018

What to Ask a Potential Conveyancer

Law Blog

When buying or selling any property, it's good to work with a conveyancer. This person is specially trained and licensed in the industry of real estate sales, and can help make this process easier on you in a number of ways. Using a conveyancer can also mean not missing deadlines or overlooking any of your rights and responsibilities throughout the selling and purchasing process. When you're looking to hire a conveyancer, note a few questions you might ask them, to ensure you're choosing the best professional for the job.

1 March 2018

How to Pick a Conveyancing Provider That Is Right for You


After coming into some property, and everything seemingly falling to place, it can all fall apart at the final stage; transferring of documents of title from the previous owner to you. The laws around the transfer of property in Australia are quite extensive and complex. Accordingly, conveyancing often involves a series of long and complicated transactions. Without an excellent conveyancing service, the process might quickly turn into a nightmare. At the moment, too, conveyancing is something that is readily available and at a competitive rate.

25 January 2018

Estate Planning for a Blended Family

Law Blog

Distributing your estate is a complicated process which involves balancing your wishes with those of your family. Many of the Australian laws that regulate estate planning are outdated. That means that if you have separated from or divorced your first spouse and moved on to start a new family, estate planning can be difficult. Seeking advice from wills and estate lawyers is very important for blended families, as many of the dispositions you wish to make can become more difficult due to your first marriage.

20 December 2017

Why Simplicity Is Far From Ideal When Creating Your Last Will

Law Blog

In reality, there is no such thing as a "straightforward" last will and testament. After all, the individual affairs of a dying person can be complicated by so many different factors, and they will invariably have a variety of different asset categories that can be affected by a number of different pieces of legislation. The situation becomes even more complex should the individual in question have been previously married but separated and where children are involved in this scenario.

17 November 2017