With skyrocketing rates of domestic violence, governments have started to enact laws aimed at protecting family violence victims. In Australia, an average of one woman a week is killed by a romantic partner or ex-partner, while one in three women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to them.
A family estate battle often erupts when a surviving parent dies and the will is revealed. The will may include surprises or amendments that favour one child over another, or the will may cut out one child from their inheritance altogether. When the estate is worth millions of dollars, the stakes are higher.
It’s an age-old question that’s become more relevant as house prices across the east coast of Australia continue to rise: is buying a house better than renting?
What makes more economic sense? Does buying a house make you financially better off?
If you’re facing a separation or divorce, you may have some questions about how divorce law works in Australia. Here’s a guide to the most frequently asked questions about divorce law to put your mind at ease.
Passing on the family farm to the next generation is often a complicated process, which is made worse by a lack of preparedness, festering family resentments and an unwillingness to talk about it.
On the 23rd of December 2016 we farewelled Rose from the Groom & Lavers team. Rose commenced with Groom & Lavers in 1985 and has been a valued staff member. We will miss her and her wealth of knowledge greatly. Happy retirement Rose!