Living Blog

The end of a long-term relationship can be an emotional and traumatic time, but there are often legal and practical formalities to take into account. 

Even if the relationship with your partner ended on amicable terms, it‘s important that both parties receive a fair share of the assets you shared, including property. De facto property settlement can be a tricky field to navigate, especially if one party contributed more financially to the assets.

What is a de facto relationship?

If you have lived with your partner in a genuine domestic arrangement for more than two years, you are considered...

The pros & cons of buying off the plan

Buying off the plan has become a popular choice both for investors and home buyers. It’s a very affordable way of buying property, particularly for young people wanting to enter the housing market...

Understanding adoption law in NSW

 

Adoption is a daunting, emotional and lengthy legal process. It can be very expensive and it often takes several years to finally achieve the outcome you desire – but at the end of it all, your...

Taking advantage of January's real estate lull

Ask any real estate agent, and they'll tell you that January is the quietest month in their calendar. There are a few reasons for this, but the holiday period tends to be one when society focuses...