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Digital Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Digital Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Perpetrators of elder abuse are increasingly using technology to commit digital financial abuse against the elderly. Elder abuse can be defined as the mistreatment of senior citizens through physical, emotional or sexual harm. Often, the abuse is carried out as a...
Worthless Will: How Can It Happen?

Worthless Will: How Can It Happen?

Have you got a worthless will? How would you know if you had one? Fred and John (not their real names) have enjoyed a good financial planner-client relationship. As part of his duty of care, Fred asked John about his estate planning, to ensure that his client had a...
High Pressure Property Seminars

High Pressure Property Seminars

Unfortunately, many people fall victim to the existence of high pressure property seminars. Land banking schemes have come under the scrutiny of ASIC as investors tell of facing losses instead of getting rich. Notorious get-rich spruikers Jamie McIntyre and Henry Kaye...
The Potential Million Dollar Heir

The Potential Million Dollar Heir

A Chinese woman is trying to prove that her baby is the sole heir to a murdered businessman’s $50 million estate. Xuan Yang won her bid in the British Columbia Supreme Court to have a paternity test done to prove that millionaire businessman, Gang Yuan, was the...
Real Estate Agent Stings Buyer of Mansion

Real Estate Agent Stings Buyer of Mansion

(An open letter to movie actors Paul and Linda Hogan) by Tim O’Dwyer Dear Mr & (formerly) Mrs Hogan, You don’t know me, although I’ve been a big fan of Paul’s since his television comedy days and I’ve long liked Linda’s movie work.  Anyhow, I wanted to bring to...
Real Estate Racketeers Ripping Off Aussies

Real Estate Racketeers Ripping Off Aussies

Real Estate Racketeers Ripping Off Aussies by Tim O’Dwyer A Current Affair ran a story on real estate ‘wraps’ – a scheme that could otherwise be known as rent-to-buy, featuring Mitchells Solicitors consultant, Tim O’Dwyer. We’ve...
When You Might Need a Court Made Will

When You Might Need a Court Made Will

There are some circumstances in which you may need a court made will. Court Made Will: The Facts of the Case Mrs T had come from family money, and had inherited upon her parents’ deaths a sizeable estate, including several properties in Mackay (“Mackay properties”)...