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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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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[…]
by Tim O’Dwyer A David-and-Goliath legal battle recently took place in the High Court of Australia. Davidson Pty Ltd* sought compensation under the Acquisition of Land Act from the Phillistia Coast Regional Council* after the council resumed a small strip of land (412 m2) for road works. No worries if the resumed land had[…]
What is a rent-to-buy scheme? Chanaka was living with his wife and a friend at the time and they saw an advertisement for rent to buy properties in Melbourne’s west, thinking it would be a good way to get into the market. He used a first homeowner’s grant along with an $8,000 deposit before moving into[…]
What is a binding financial agreement, and who should consider getting one? With about a third of marriages now ending in divorce in Australia, including the breakup of de facto relationships, many couples choose to operate separate bank accounts and keep the majority of their finances separate. This can help people feel autonomy over their[…]
Co-ownership is one way young Australian singles are able to buy property as house prices continue to rise in most parts of the country. Buying your own home is a dream that is fast becoming unattainable for young Australians, especially those who are single. While couples traditionally pool their incomes and resources in order to[…]
Unfortunately, dishonest real estate agents exist, and their conduct can have devastating consequences for their victims. But there are ways in which you can protect yourself from dishonest real estate agents. Dishonest Real Estate Agents: Stealing From Trust Funds In Melbourne, a real estate agent has been jailed for more than three years for misappropriating[…]
Estate planning mistakes usually arise due to a lack of information. Did you know that over 40% of Australians die without a will? What they leave behind is often chaos that their loved ones must clean up. Family conflict, confusion and mistakes arise when people aren’t sure what the deceased wanted, and particularly if they[…]
If you’re considering a divorce, or currently going through a divorce, you may be wondering whether you’ll have to pay spouse maintenance to your ex-spouse. Spouse maintenance is financial support paid by a party to a marriage to their former husband or wife in circumstances where they are unable to adequately support themselves. In the[…]
Do you have the freedom to leave your estate to charity, rather than your own children? You may be surprised to hear that the law imposes a moral obligation on you to adequately provide for certain poeple – usually your spouse and children, at least – before you decide to leave your estate to charity.[…]