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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 can you protect yourself from real estate fraud? Can someone sell your house without you knowing that it’s even happened? Real Estate Fraud in the Suburbs Recently a house in the Canberra suburb of Macgregor was offloaded through a South African-based real estate scam without the owner’s knowledge. The owners, who are based overseas,[…]
Often family fights and resentments can be continued on even after death, with parents deciding to disinherit their children. Families are often complicated and fragile. Parents don’t always get on with their children, and often arguments and grudges can be carried on by family members for years – sometimes without ever resolving. When a[…]
Two new studies have identified your risk of divorce could be based upon findings: the seasons, and whether you consume pornography. A new US study suggests that your risk of divorce rises just after the two major holiday periods. A study from the University of Washington has found there are two peak divorce periods each year: after[…]
If you’ve found yourself in the situation where you must become the legal guardian of an elderly or disabled loved one, there are some things that you need to know. If you are a parent of a disabled child who is approaching adulthood, there are also things that you need to know. What Is A[…]
There are a number of divorce predictors that identify an increased risk for divorce. The latest one, conducted by Harvard University researchers, have now discovered a link between divorce and employment. Divorce Predictors: Unemployment According to a study published in the American Sociological Review, with data sourced from 6,300 married couples interviewed between 1968 and[…]
Who can make an estate claim on your estate depends on your relationship with the deceased, and it also depends on what arrangements you make prior to your death to make provision for family members in your will. One of the worst things you can do is not to make a will at all, as[…]
by Tim O’Dwyer Full disclosure is still not required by law in Queensland when entering into property transactions. What does this mean? Can flood-prone Queensland homes be sold without sellers or agents volunteering the soggy truth? Yes! What if sellers don’t ‘fess up if there’s no record of council inspections? They can sell regardless! What[…]
What do you do when the executors of an estate hate each other? It is quite common when considering who to appoint as executors of an estate, for parents to decide to appoint their adult children as joint executors. The parents think that by doing so, the outcome will be as fair as possible. But what[…]
DIY estate planning has never been easier. Do-It-Yourself kits flourish on the Internet, begging to be downloaded and promising to simplify your life. But what are you really getting with these DIY estate planning documents? The old adage is true: you get what you pay for. In the United States, LegalZoom, a company that prepares[…]
When thinking about a property settlement, have you considered what will happen to your superannuation during divorce? It is likely to be one of your major assets over your lifetime. Not considering the value of superannuation during divorce can severely impact your quality of life in retirement, especially if you have been a stay-at-home parent.[…]