Gifts to Beneficiaries by Will: Going, Going……Saved!

Disposing of an asset after making a Will can have significant and unexpected consequences for an intended beneficiary.  If you have made a specific gift of an asset to a particular beneficiary in your Will, such as your home, and that asset is later sold without your Will being updated, your beneficiary may miss out...

INTEREST FREE DEBT TRANSFER. IS IT REALLY INTEREST FREE? BEWARE THE HIDDEN PITFALLS!

Are you considering taking up a credit card or bank offer for nil interest on your debt balance transfer?  If so, BEWARE of other charges and interest fees that are cleverly not included in the attractive marketing spiel BUT hidden in the small print, usually in the terms and conditions that they expect you to...

Fast Facts on Conveyancing

Peace of Mind – Whether selling or buying property, our fee includes checking that the contract terms and conditions correctly reflect the agreement before you sign the contract. Just ask the agent to email the contract to us first. We will call you to discuss the contract so that you can sign it knowing that...

Conveyancing Protocols are Changing

Conveyancing Protocols are Changing Electronic Settlements are becoming a reality in Queensland, with the roll out of PEXA (Property Exchange Australia Limited) for conveyancing across Australian states. What is PEXA? PEXA is Australia’s online property exchange network. PEXA enables lawyers, conveyancers and financial institutions to lodge documents with Land Registries and complete conveyancing and financial...

The low-down on Powers of Attorney

You may already have signed a Will with your Gold Coast or Probate solicitor and many clients have heard about Enduring Power of Attorneys, but there is often confusion about what they actually do and when they come into effect. A general Power of Attorney (GPA) is only valid when the Principal, or the person...

Where there’s a Will there’s a way

Where there’s a Will there’s a way Most people wonder why they need to hire a Probate lawyer to finalize an estate on the Gold Coast. But as they say “you can’t take it with you when you die.” Probate lawyers can help the surviving family distribute your assets and settle debts after you are...