Are the family Court orders concerning my children Final?

Nicholas Kyriakoudes Although a final parenting order is not actually considered to be “final” in the true sense of the word, the Court will not lightly entertain an application to reverse such an order, on the basis that to allow a party to do so would invite endless litigation for change.   Are parenting orders [...]

2022-04-14T05:21:24+00:00July 30th, 2021|

What happens if I die without a will? Why should I make one?

Nicholas Kyriakoudes For many writing a will is a confronting task. Thinking about death and planning how you will support your family after you die is a challenging thought. However, making a will is necessary for this purpose and should not be overlooked. While many people wish that the whole of their estate gets given [...]

2022-04-14T05:21:36+00:00July 19th, 2021|

Parent to child loans. Should I loan my child money?

Nicholas Kyriakoudes Is it a loan or a gift? In equity there is a presumption (called the presumption of advancement) that when money is advanced from a parent to a child (or between a husband to his wife), the advancement is a gift and not a loan. The presumption applies where there is a lack [...]

2022-04-14T05:21:52+00:00July 15th, 2021|

What is a power of attorney and an enduring guardianship? Do I need one?

Nicholas Kyriakoudes What is a Power of attorney? A power of attorney is a legal document that gives another person (or more than one person), called your attorney/s, the authority to make decisions over your legal and financial affairs during your lifetime. The powers granted to your attorney/s may commence immediately, upon the happening of [...]

2022-04-14T05:23:49+00:00July 12th, 2021|

Life estates, rights of residence and their use

Nicholas Kyriakoudes In some cases, you may wish to leave someone a right to live in your property after you die, but you want to gift the legal ownership of the property to someone else.  This right can be given by either a life estate or a right of residence. Life estates A standard life [...]

2022-04-14T05:25:15+00:00July 8th, 2021|
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