The Effects of Joint Tenants vs Tenants in Common Upon Death
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The Effects of Joint Tenants vs Tenants in Common Upon Death

A question we are often asked is what is the difference between joint tenants and tenants in common?  The difference in ownership becomes particularly important when one of the owners passes away. Joint Tenants To put it simply, joint tenants means that you own the property equally and when one owner passes away, their share...

Fairbairn v Radecki (2022) HCA 18: Implications on how the law views de facto relationships
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Fairbairn v Radecki (2022) HCA 18: Implications on how the law views de facto relationships

De facto relationships are becoming increasingly more commonplace, with marriage no longer being the stringent social norm it once was. With this shift in values comes new areas of uncertainty surrounding de facto relationships and the legal avenues available in the event they breakdown. What constitutes a breakdown of a de facto relationship? One complexity...