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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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If you are considering setting up a self-managed super fund, one of it’s most important functions, apart from investing in assets for your retirement, is to use it to plan for your death. They also offer flexibility both in accumulation phase and retirement phase, and the same flexibility exists when it comes to estate planning, or more[…]
While the reasons for divorce remain unchanged over the decades, research has found that divorce is tougher on men than on women. A new study reports that women are more likely to bounce back faster after divorce than their male spouse. The national study conducted by Avvo reports that only 61% of men feel like they[…]
Talking about our own death feels strange and somehow wrong, yet death happens to all of us. It is one of the few certainties in life. Because death is such a momentous occasion in our lives, we ought to plan for it and talk about – especially when it comes to our wishes about how[…]
What role does an advance health directive play in modern Australian society? Australians generally have a long life expectancy. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, most males will live until about 80 and females until about 84 years of age. Sometimes there is a drawn-out decline where someone suffers from dementia. Making[…]
The obligations and responsibilities of an executor are serious. Yet it is common for will makers to nominate a family member as the executor of the will without thinking about whether that person has the capabilities necessary to carry out their duties. Briefly, the executor must: Notify all beneficiaries named in the will. Manage the[…]
The greatest inter-generational wealth transfer is currently underway in most Western countries, including Australia, the United States and Canada. Right now, more than $12 trillion in financial and non-financial assets is in the process of being shifted from the Greatest Generation—those born in the 1920s and 1930s—to Baby Boomers born between 1946 and 1964. Over the[…]
A divorce mortgage may be coming to a bank near you, soon. This could be a welcome development for older homeowners who want to stay in their houses after a marital breakup but don’t have the cash to do so, and have a limited ability to increase their income due to impending retirement. According to[…]
There are several ways in which elder financial abuse can occur, but one of the main ones is through the use of undue influence. Undue influence is often difficult to identify, because it depends on the parties involved and their unique circumstances. Undue influence was judicially introduced about 100 years ago to effectively deal with[…]
Investigations have begun over loans provided to overseas buyers based on what appears to be fraudulent income statements. It would seem that banks are having difficulty verifying the income of Chinese nationals that they are willing to lend money to for property purchases and as a result have decided to scale back on lending to this[…]
Changes to superannuation have potentially made life more difficult for people who have lost their super during a divorce. In the middle of a federal election campaign, and just after the government’s Budget, there is a lot of political rhetoric flying about. It’s easy to tune out. But the government is proposing changes to superannuation[…]