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Anulling a Marriage

  • April 27, 2012

Henry VIII petitioned Pope Clement VII for one in the 16th Century.  He was refused but eventually circumvented the problem by establishing the Church of England.  Basketball royalty, Dennis Rodman, successfully obtained one in 1998 on the grounds “he was too drunk to understand the wedding ceremony”.  Six years later, pop diva, Britney Spears, repeated…

Sporting Teams

  • April 26, 2012

Our firm is delighted to have been a sponsor for teams and individual club activities with each of these local sporting clubs. We are highly dedicated towards fostering the youth of today so that they can grow into responsible and dedicated adults of tomorrow. As an adherent to schooling, we truly believe that there are…

Fun Run and Fair

  • April 26, 2012

  We had a fantastic day supporting our local North Lakes community in the The Lakes College Fun Run for 2012. Our staff participated in the 2km, 2km Community Shield Relay, the 6km and the 10Km events held against the picturesque backdrop of landscaped gardens, lakes, bushland and the North Lakes Resort Gold Course. Zande…

Red Cross Wills Day

  • April 18, 2012

Our staff will again participate this year in the Red Cross Wills day at the North Lakes Community Centre. For a small donation to be made to the Red Cross, our staff will take instructions for the preparation of the wills and prepare and have those wills executed for free. Each year, with the help…

What is an Advanced Health Directive?

  • April 5, 2012

As the name suggests an Advanced Health Directive is a document which contains instructions about the specific health treatments that the document maker wishes to have performed or withheld in the event that that person requires medical treatment but is not able to communicate his or her specific wishes at that time. Under a standard…

Wills and the rules of construction – Gifts of Property

  • April 2, 2012

As is often the case with poorly drafted wills, the Court is left to make an order as to the intention of the testator in circumstances where the testator is no longer able to give evidence. As a result, the Court has over the years developed various rules that are used in the construction of…

Time Wounds All Heals

  • March 29, 2012

It is generally accepted that the grieving cycle of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance is the common emotional experience which follows the breakdown of a relationship. Whilst for some, the grieving has been done “on the inside” for many years before informing the other partner about ending the relationship, for others,  this news can…

Change of name after separation

  • March 29, 2012

After the breakdown of a relationship people often wish to revert to a surname used before marriage and/or adopt a new surname on formation of a new relationship.  In this situation  questions also arise about whether children to a previous relationship can or should change their names to accord with the change of name after…

Claiming land for free

  • March 29, 2012

Festooned about any public thoroughfare or meeting place at this time of year is a colourful array of sign-on advertisements for Soccer, Rugby Union, League and AFL sporting clubs. Each code claims their sport to be “football” but which one actually owns the name? Turns out all of them do.  Union evolved when a student…

Caring for Orphans

  • March 29, 2012

One of the greatest concerns for parents, when it comes time to make a Will, is to ensure that their infant children are properly looked after in the event of an untimely death. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions and the answers on the topic: Where will the children live? The Will…