WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS ON SETTLEMENT DAY?
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WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS ON SETTLEMENT DAY?

While our Gold Coast Conveyancing and Property team settle hundreds of conveyancing transactions each month, and know all of the ins and outs of the process, we understand that buying or selling a house is not an every day occurrence for our clients and often, our clients don’t know what actually happens on settlement day....

THE PITFALLS OF INTESTACY – WHAT HAPPENS IF I DIE WITHOUT A WILL
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THE PITFALLS OF INTESTACY – WHAT HAPPENS IF I DIE WITHOUT A WILL

Affinity Lawyers experienced Wills & Estate Lawyers have written many articles on the importance of having a current Will, however we are still finding many people don’t properly understand the pitfalls and ramifications that can occur if they were to die without a Will. What happens if I die without a Will? Essentially, if you...

SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE LAW
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SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE LAW

With the ever-increasing reach of social media and the rise of ‘’influencers’’, it is unsurprising that there is also a large number of disputes about the ownership of content (written work, photography, images, graphics etc) and many people are unaware of copyright and/or trademark issues, including the possibility of being on the receiving end of...

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IF SELLING/BUYING A BUSINESS WHICH OPERATES UNDER A RETAIL SHOP LEASE
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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IF SELLING/BUYING A BUSINESS WHICH OPERATES UNDER A RETAIL SHOP LEASE

When you are considering buying or selling a business which is currently operating under a retail shop lease, it makes sense that the transaction would necessarily include the assignment or transfer of the retail shop lease from the existing business owner to the incoming purchaser. Our lawyers have previously written an article on the difference...

THE PROPERTY SETTLEMENT PROCESS IN AUSTRALIA
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THE PROPERTY SETTLEMENT PROCESS IN AUSTRALIA

At Affinity Family Lawyers, we are all too aware that separation from a husband/wife or long term de facto partner can be one of the most stressful and traumatic events in a person’s life. It can also be one of the most confusing times in a person’s life, especially if the only experience someone has...

MIRROR WILLS & MUTUAL WILLS – WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
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MIRROR WILLS & MUTUAL WILLS – WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Many people are proactive when it comes to their estate planning matters, and make sure that they have a current and valid will which documents their intentions upon their passing.  Couples who are in a relationship and who have children often choose to have their wills drafted to leave everything to each other, and if...

THE IMPORTANCE OF A CURRENT WILL
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THE IMPORTANCE OF A CURRENT WILL

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland has highlighted the importance of firstly, having a valid will, and secondly, understanding the correct way to have your will updated if you change your mind about the contents of your will, including changes to any beneficiaries. THE CASE In this case, a gentleman ‘Mr M’...

SEEKING AN EXTENSION TO FILE AN UNFAIR DISMISSAL APPLICATION
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SEEKING AN EXTENSION TO FILE AN UNFAIR DISMISSAL APPLICATION

At Affinity Lawyers, we provide both employers and employees with legal advice in relation to many matters which fall under the general umbrella of ‘Employment Law’, such as employment agreements, employment contracts, unfair dismissals, general protections claims and more. Following on from our recent article in relation to Unfair Dismissal applications and the strict time...