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  • So your broker has just advised you that you need an Independent Solicitors Certificate.  But what is it? And why do you need to pay for it? Quite often we receive phone calls from clients saying “the bank said we need

  • I have lost count of how many times I sat down to write this blog.  I have a problem you see

  • The Agent is pushing you to sign a Contract.  The vendors are getting antsy.  And now there someone else that has made another offer (says every Agent EVER).  Do not be pushed into signing before you understand exactly what you

  • How many times a week do you forget a password, pin number or code? Have you already done it more than once today?! If we can't remember our own passwords, why do we expect our family to be able to access

  • Word on the street is that Google searches for 'divorce' and 'family lawyer' are at an all time high.  In fact, by the end of June 2020, the amount of time Australian's searched the word 'divorce' surpassed the usual spike

  • My authenticity and oversharing nature has, overtime, got me into trouble.  Where my career as a Lawyer is concerned however, it has been my greatest asset. Anyone who knows me will tell you I talk alot.  I am careful not to offend and would rather be the one that gets hurt than do the hurting. I have pretty thick skin when it comes to most things. I have no qualms sharing any aspects of my past triumphs and tribulations.  If any story of mine inspires someone or help's someone else in knowing they are not alone then sharing my story is worth it. It is for these reasons that I tell my birth trauma story.  It does not mean that I am not 'recovered'.  It does not mean that I am not 'coping'.  In fact, it is quite the opposite. I can talk about my story because I am stronger now than ever before.  Talking about my story is still hard but it gets easier everytime I tell it. I think most women experience some kind of 'birth trauma'.  As women we are well known for comparing ourselves to one another and I beleive we do this with our birth stories as well.  I think this is what stops us talking about birthing our children because we are worried that "my birth was not as hard as the next person's and so I shouldn't complain".  I can't tell you how much that shits me! We all experience trauma differently.  We all recover is our own ways as well.  If you want to talk, TALK!  If you are not ready, then sit with those feelings for a while. But don't hold your story hostage because you think your trauma doesn't matter.  I am here to tell you, no matter what has happened to you in this life, no matter what trauma you have bottled up inside of you, your trauma is valid. And your feelings about that trauma are valid.

    You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
  • One common question that arises with our Purchasers' is whether or not you should agree to a Section 27 Deposit Release. Here’s what you need to know

  • What do COVID-19 and Estate Planning have in common? Good question! Whether or not you are in support of getting the COVID-19 vaccine, the idea that you are now 'protected' is debatable.  Vaccines help to strengthen your immune system and train

  • A common question that arises from Executors and Beneficiaries when someone dies in Australia is "when does the reading of the Will take place?"   When does the reading of a Will take place? Many people in Australia wonder how long after someone

  • GUARDIANSHIP OF CHILDREN - What is a Guardian? If you die leaving no surviving parent, your children need a guardian.  A guardian is the person you choose to look after your children.  This person is usually a close family member or a

  • The last thing on your mind when you are going through a family law separation is "hmm

  • What is an Enduring Power of Attorney? An enduring power of attorney is a legal document.  It allows you to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf about: personal matters (i.e. where you live) and/or financial matters (i.e. paying bills

  • The most common question that arises following a separation is: Can I refuse financial disclosure to my former partner? The answer is NO! This obligation is in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Family

  • Losing a loved one is undoubtedly a difficult time. When appointed as an executor you are tasked with the administration of the deceased’s estate. One of the first questions asked is, “So how long is this going to take?” Unfortunately,

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