I want a divorce but I can’t find my ex!
The legal process for a divorce explained when you have no idea where your estranged husband or wife might be. To some people it seems slightly strange that you might not know where your husband or wife is, but it happens more often than many people would think. Often...Read More
The Claremont Serial Killer: a different kind of forensics
Recently, Bradley Edwards has plead guilty to five of the eight charges against him. He is also the man accused of murdering Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon. These charges included sexual attacks on two young women – one in 1988 as the victim was sleeping in...Read More
Do I need a shareholders’ agreement?
Miscommunication about an unwritten arrangement nearly cost brothers $200,000 A case that was heard in the Federal Court in August 2019 involved three brothers who set up a family business, but did not put the arrangements of the business in writing. Instead, the brothers relied on ‘trust and familial...Read More
Is it cheaper to use a DIY Will kit from the post office?
You have decided to prepare a Will but are reluctant to pay the amount lawyers charge to have one prepared. While it may appear to be cheaper to use a Will kit from the post office, there are a lot of issues that come from DIY Will kits that...Read More
Enduring Powers of Guardianship
Estate planning today not only includes a discussion about Wills, trusts and powers of attorney. An increasingly useful part in the estate planning toolkit is a document known as an enduring power of guardianship (EPG). Under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 (WA) (the Act), a person can execute...Read More