Family & Divorce Law,Legal,Trusts, Wills & Estates

I have a blended family. Should I prepare an estate plan?

30 Apr , 2015  

Family-of-blenders

Did you know that one in three marriages ends in divorce? It’s really no surprise then, that the number of blended families in Australia is rising. A blended family (or a step family) is simply a family where one, or both, parents have children from a previous marriage. If you, or someone you know, are […]

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Legal,Trusts, Wills & Estates

5 Reasons Why I Should Appoint Guardians For My Children

28 Apr , 2015  

Legal-Guardians

If you have children, you can’t leave their future uncertain. Updating our Wills is usually the item on our ‘list of things to do’ that never gets done. Quite often, if our Wills aren’t up to date, or we don’t get the proper advice, and our Will doesn’t actually protect our children or our loved […]

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Retirement,Social Security & Centrelink

Aged Care – It Doesn’t have to be this hard – Really!

28 Apr , 2015  

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There is plenty of information out there about Aged Care – probably too much actually. However how do you get the whole process right? I have recently been involved in trying to help someone with their parents who are heading up to 90, and should have been considering Aged Care for some time. It has […]

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Investing,Mortgages & Loans,Personal Finance,Property

I am a property investor. Should I split my investment loans?

8 Apr , 2015  

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If you’re a property investor, or you own multiple homes (perhaps a holiday house up the coast – go you!) you may have a number of loans which amount to a reasonable balance, and you wonder if you should have them all together or not. I say a resounding No! Lets look at this. It used […]

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