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Mitchells Solicitors delivers quality advice, friendly service and thorough solutions to your legal problems. The firm has expertise in particular areas of law, most significantly in the areas of wills, trusts, estate disputes and litigation, family law, elder law, the law for disabled children and adults, and property and conveyancing.
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How does the law what a de facto relationship is in legal terms? A de facto relationship is defined in Section 4AA of the Family Law Act 1975. The law requires that you and your former partner, who may be of the same or opposite sex, had a relationship as a couple living together on a[…]
Community groups and elder abuse experts have urged the federal government to establish an elder abuse national strategy to combat the rise in elder abuse cases. Demand for legal aid for elder abuse cases has exceeded the expectations of the ACT’s Legal Aid office, an annual report has revealed. For Legal Aid, a public funding[…]
Thank you for your support over the past year. Bryan Mitchell and everyone here at Mitchells Solicitors would like to thank you for your support in 2016. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to new challenges in 2017! Please note that our office will close at 12:00pm,[…]
Elder abuse continues to increase at pace, most commonly because of a growing trend of families fighting over a living person’s wealth rather than waiting to dispute the will. And complicated family arrangements often make the the elder abuse worse as blended families and sibling rivalries negatively impact on vulnerable older people. While parents[…]
Muslim communities in Australia have been quietly practising sharia law divorce, disadvantaging women in custody and property arrangements. Muslim women agree to the sharia agreements so that they can then initiate a religious divorce before Islamic imams, and avoid being stuck in a restrictive “limping marriage’’. Muslim women often agree to an unequal distribution of assets and rights[…]
You can guide your own recovery from divorce. Recovery from divorce depends on a number of factors, including how long you were together, how good the relationship was and how committed you were to your spouse, whether the divorce was a surprise to you or not, whether you have children together, whether you or your[…]
Don’t make these estate planning mistakes, and instead learn from the mistakes of the rich and famous. You can be sure an estate battle will erupt when you leave your kids our of your will, intentionally or otherwise; or if you don’t have a will that adequately deals with your estate. Estate Planning Mistakes:[…]
Executors of an estate may not use estate assets improperly. Executors of an estate have an obligation to engage in the due administration of the estate. Enormous obligations are cast upon an executor to gather in the estate, pay all testamentary debts and expenses and to distribute the estate in a correct and legal[…]
Are these the cases of real estate agent misrepresentation, or a buyer simply wanting to get out of a contract? Real Estate Agent Misrepresentation: Underquoting Melbourne businessman John McMurrick is suing eastern suburbs real estate agency Kay & Burton over advice that he says lost him $1.5 million on a Toorak mansion. Mr McMurrick, a former Liberal Party donor, says[…]
A new study has revealed that the loss of a parent due to divorce, death or abandonment increases the risk factor for children to smoke and drink – and for poor health outcomes throughout their lives. Children who experience the loss of a father or mother early in life are more likely to smoke and[…]