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Why we recommend avoiding DIY Will Kits when Estate planning

  When creating a Will, it can be tempting to want to avoid legal costs and pursue options such as DIY Will Kits from online or your local post office. However, this can create long, costly issues down the track, especially if the Kit isn’t completed correctly or...

Changes to death certificates in Victoria: what you need to know

In Victoria, recent changes have been made regarding distribution of death certificates. For those who are dealing with the arrangements of someone who has passed away, here is an explanation from SE Lawyer Bridgette Dempsey of the new changes, and what they mean for...

How to keep costs low in your family law matter

For many clients, seeing a lawyer about separation or another family law matter is the first time they’ve had a reason to see any lawyer. Understandably, one of their biggest concerns is how much this process will cost. The cost of a matter is a topic we are often...

Lawyering it in COVID and the new normal

Melanie and I, as always it's a conversation that takes everything in Law land into consideration. Commerical renting, your rights as the landlord, and the rights of the tenant, terms, and conditions, hunting your unpaid invoices, VCAT for debt collecting, and...

WILLS and your rights

What are your rights when the family will is finally read? Do you have any and if so what in reality does that look like. Or your final act of kindness could just be leaving a tidy estate and that means doing a will, providing your family with order and direction. In...