THE END OF PAPER CERTIFICATES OF TITLE
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THE END OF PAPER CERTIFICATES OF TITLE

The paper certificate of title is the latest casualty in the slow shift towards become a paperless society thanks to the passing of the Land, explosives and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 (‘OLAA’) last month. While this will likely be a positive change for those who deal with conveyancing matters regularly, it is a move...

JOINT TENANTS OR TENANTS IN COMMON – DOES THIS AFFECT MY WILL?
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JOINT TENANTS OR TENANTS IN COMMON – DOES THIS AFFECT MY WILL?

We have had a number of matters in recent months whereby clients who own properties with another person (for example, married partners) are unsure or unaware of whether they are holding the property as ‘joint tenants’ or ‘tenants in common’. Further, it appears that many are in fact holding property as ‘joint tenants’, despite not...

INJUNCTIONS
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INJUNCTIONS

An injunction can be described as a court order by which one party is required to perform, or is restrained from performing, a particular act. An example is a breach of confidential information from an employer, such as a client list that is being used by a former employee to build a business in competition...

INTERNATIONAL WILLS
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INTERNATIONAL WILLS

As we become an increasingly globalised society, it is becoming more common for people’s Estates to include foreign assets.  If you have assets located overseas, whether it be real property (like a house or land) or personal property (such as bank accounts, vehicles, boats and household items), advice should be sought and careful consideration given...

AFFINITY LAWYERS RELOCATION
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AFFINITY LAWYERS RELOCATION

We are pleased to announce that Affinity Lawyers have relocated our office, a short distance, to larger premises, being Suite 8/465 Oxley Drive, Runaway Bay Gold Coast. The paramount consideration in the relocation decision, was the ability to remain up on the Northern Gold Coast, thereby enabling convenience and exceptional service levels, while continuing our...

WHAT IS A TESTAMENTARY TRUST?
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WHAT IS A TESTAMENTARY TRUST?

Considered and strategic estate planning is a crucial part of any successful wealth protection strategy, and Affinity Lawyers have an experienced and professional wills and estate team in place to provide you with legal advice tailored to your individual circumstances. Our Wills & Estate lawyers, based on the Gold Coast, can prepare a premium Affinity...

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The family law solicitors based in our Gold Coast office have noticed lately that the terms ‘separation’, ‘property settlement’ and ‘divorce’ are often used in the incorrect circumstances, especially when someone going through a separation is chatting to family and friends, and the incorrect use of these terms can lead to confusion.   To clear up...

WHO PAYS PRIVATE SCHOOL FEES AFTER SEPARATION?
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WHO PAYS PRIVATE SCHOOL FEES AFTER SEPARATION?

One of the biggest areas of contention we see in Gold Coast Family Law matters after parties have separated, is who is going to pay for the children’s private school fees. The Department of Human Services (DHS) typically uses a specific formula to assess the amount of child support required to support a child on...