I was instructed in relation to a dispute between two attorneys who had been appointed by an elderly gent who I will refer to as Mr S. Mr S had lost capacity to make decisions for himself. The attorneys were appointed to act jointly. The difficulty was that neither of the attorneys particularly liked […]
I received instructions recently from the daughter of an elderly lady who had lost capacity to make decisions for herself. The husband of many years (although a second marriage) had passed away and the property in which they lived was required to be sold so that the elderly widow could move into aged care.
I recently took instructions from a couple with children who are primary school and kindy age and discussed, as would normally be the case, their assets and liabilities. At the beginning of our conference the couple remarked that they didn’t really have anything to leave to their children. By the end of their conference […]
I have been contacted over a number of years, including quite recently, in relation to what can only be described as ‘elder abuse’. Elder abuse occurs when an elderly person is the subject of abuse, normally by a family member and normally financially, for the gain of that family member. The family member may […]
A client came to see me about a problem that is often occurring for a number of older Australians, how to leave their estate unevenly between their children and/or other people who have a claim on their estate. Whilst the starting position at law is that a person making a Will has what is […]
The provisions of the Retail Shop Leases Act Amendment Act 2015 in relation to disclosure come into force today (25 November 2016).
Agents must ensure that an Assignor Disclosure Statement, together with a copy of the current lease, is given to the prospective buyer seven (7) days prior to the buyer signing the contract.
Agents need […]