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Divorce – To Gift or Not to Gift?

  • February 4, 2015

With the cost of housing and general living expenses these days sky rocketing, parents of adult children and even grandparents and extended family are understandably often motivated to provide some financial assistance to their children as they begin to take their first steps into the adult world. In the situations where the children themselves are…

Divorce and Competing Religious Beliefs

  • July 29, 2014

According to some sources, there are presently as many as 4200 major separate religious affiliations to which members of the Australian population could potentially belong (4200 +1 if you count the religious order of Jedi knights as more than 70,000 Australians tried to do in the 2001 census). Given that there is now around 20%…

Divorce- What to do when you can’t agree on the value of the assets

  • July 10, 2014

In plenty of family law cases, spouses are actually able to agree on what the percentage division should be, for example, 50/50, 60/40 etc, but then find themselves locked into serious conflict over how that percentage division should actually be achieved. In these conflicts, the point of argument is almost always turns on the question…

Caveat

  • July 10, 2014

When it comes to the buying or selling of a property, the word “Caveat” tends to strike fear into everyone involved. The word itself is derived from Latin roots and means simply “stop” but what are Caveats, how do they work and how can they be removed? Once lodged what is the effect of the…

PCYC Support

  • June 26, 2014

At Zande Law, we consider it a privilege to support community based programs through donation. The Police-Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) is a non-profit organisation aimed at bringing members of the community together in a safe and accessible way, to support individuals in realising their potential.

North Lakes Messenger

  • April 26, 2014

See our editorial which is published in the North Lakes Messenger every week on various legal topics. We are very proud of our association with the Messenger our goal has always been to provide informative and, where we can, entertaining information which is relevant and meaningful for our community.You can even download the latest issue…

Divorce- Do the Children ever get a Say

  • March 27, 2014

Relevance of Children’s Wishes On the breakdown of a family unit, decisions obviously need to be made about where the children are to live. For many, a good dose of common sense and child focus make it possible for agreements to be reached and adhered to with minimal quarrel. Sadly for others, the blinding effect…

Your Questions on Wills Answered

  • March 20, 2014

We regularly receive questions from clients about Wills. Why should I make a Will? If you don’t make a Will, your assets will be distributed to your surviving relatives according to a fixed priority ranking and none of your assets can even be distributed until one of your relatives obtains authority to do so via…