Get to know your land titles

Get to know your land titles

Reading Time: 2 minutes Property titles have different implications on your ownership. This article will give a short introduction to the two most common types of titles that you will encounter when buying a home. Freehold Title This kind of title of is also called...
Preventing Your Child from Being Taken Overseas

Preventing Your Child from Being Taken Overseas

Reading Time: 2 minutes Having access to one’s child and ensuring their wellbeing remains a top priority for many parents after a divorce or separation. If you are concerned about an ex-partner seeking to take your child outside Australia without your consent, there...
Intestacy

Intestacy

Reading Time: 2 minutes If a person dies without valid Will, they are considered to have died intestate.  This creates a difficult situation as no wishes of the deceased may be effected without a valid Will.  Generally, dealing with a deceased’s assets when they die...
What are Powers of Attorney?

What are Powers of Attorney?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Powers of attorney and advanced care directives work together to assist a person who may have lost their decision-making capacity.  The power of attorney only grants authority with respect to a person’s financial matters whereas the advanced...
Contesting Wills – Inadequate Provision

Contesting Wills – Inadequate Provision

Reading Time: 2 minutes In this part of the series on contesting wills, this article examines the option of applying under the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972 (SA) for inadequate provision.  As a general principle of law, testators (the person who makes the...
Ending Commercial Tenancies

Ending Commercial Tenancies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ending your commercial tenancy as a landlord is not a simple exercise.  There are strict rules that govern the eviction of tenants.  In South Australia, these rules are found in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1936 (SA) and the Retail and...