Have you been left out of a Will?

The loss of a family member is always a difficult time, but it can become more distressing to learn that you have not been included in...

Rectification of Wills

What happens if a will doesn’t accurately record a will-maker’s intentions? As an example we have a case at the moment where another firm...

Selling Your Property

For most people, buying or selling a house will be one of the most significant financial decisions they make during their lifetime. Our...

Interpretation of Wills

Disputes can arise in relation to the interpretation of a Will. As a result, general rules of thumb have developed from case law over...

Lending to Family Can Hurt!

We commonly see transactions where family members lend money to their own family to help them buy a property or for some other purpose....

Buyers Beware of the Finance Clause

In a Standard REIQ (Real Estate Institute Queensland) Contract there are conditions which cover finance, building & pest inspections and...

Challenging Estates

There are two conflicting schools of thought in relation to challenging an estate or a Will: Someone should be able to leave their estate...

Removing Caveats

What is a caveat? In simple terms a caveat is a notice lodged over land which will prevent certain dealings with the property. A caveat...

Is Your Superannuation Really Yours?

Not everyone realises a substantial part of “their assets” won’t automatically be included in their estate when they pass away. So what...

Gifts - are they absolute?

A Supreme Court of Queensland decision highlights the fluid nature of family relationships and the importance of documenting transactions...

Inadequate Provision Under a Will

A Supreme Court of Queensland decision in 2012 highlights the fact that in a suitable case the Court will interfere with a Testator’s...

Co-ownership in Queensland

Like many Queenslanders at one time or another you may embark on the journey of buying property with another person. This may be with a...

Lost Views and Sunlight

If your views or sunlight have been substantially affected by vegetation on neighbouring land it is possible to require the offending...