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...

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COMMERCIAL LEASES AND RETAIL SHOP LEASES?
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WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COMMERCIAL LEASES AND RETAIL SHOP LEASES?

We have many clients based on the Gold Coast and State-wide who are expanding into or starting a commercial enterprise and although it’s an exciting time when you are starting a business and seeking commercial premises, or when you purchase commercial premises and are looking for your first retail tenant, there are some important things...

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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...

FAMILY PROVISION APPLICATIONS – WHO IS A ‘CHILD’?
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FAMILY PROVISION APPLICATIONS – WHO IS A ‘CHILD’?

Following on from our previous articles highlighting the importance of having a current Will and up-to-date estate planning in place, a query that can crop up when providing clients with advice in relation to making a Will is how they can reduce the possibility of a claim being made on an estate after they have...

UNFAIR DISMISSAL APPLICATIONS – STRICT TIME LIMITS APPLY
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UNFAIR DISMISSAL APPLICATIONS – STRICT TIME LIMITS APPLY

Affinity Lawyers on the Gold Coast regularly provides advice to both employers and employees in relation to a range of employment law matters, including (but not limited to) applications for unfair dismissals. An issue which commonly arises in matters of this type, is that people are unaware of the strict time limits involved in filing...

SEPERATED FROM YOUR SPOUSE OVER THE CHRISTMAS BREAK? WHAT TO DO NEXT
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SEPERATED FROM YOUR SPOUSE OVER THE CHRISTMAS BREAK? WHAT TO DO NEXT

At Affinity Family Lawyers, we understand 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. Unfortunately, during/shortly after the annual Christmas/New Years break we generally see an increase in the rate of separations.  Whether its due to families spending...

NEW YEAR, A FRESH START FOR YOUR ESTATE PLANNING
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NEW YEAR, A FRESH START FOR YOUR ESTATE PLANNING

At Affinity Lawyers, we like to take the start of a fresh new year to remind you that it’s a great time to take stock of your circumstances, and get some of those pesky tasks that you never seem to have time to do – done. For many tasks, including getting an up-to-date will drafted,...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   We trust that all of our valued clients, colleagues and associates have had a wonderful break, and are ready to charge into the new year full speed ahead. Affinity Lawyers would like to extend well wishes to you all for a happy, safe and prosperous 2019, and we look forward to...

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

It is that time of the year again when people are starting to relax, and are getting ready to enjoy the Christmas/New Year break after the busy working year and start looking forward to 2019. Therefore, we would like to extend to you some carefully drafted Christmas wishes, with an abundance of lawyer humour: Please...