It is now necessary to verify your identity when you buy or sell a property in order to prevent fraud. With E-Conveyancing introduced in Victoria in January 2015 allowing for property transactions to take place electronically and changes to the requirements for paper conveyances effective from November 2015, lawyers and conveyancers must comply with the […]
A question that is often asked by newly separated clients attending our office is how does the Court deal with an inheritance received by one party late or even shortly after a marriage breakdown? This question can be a challenging one and the answer will vary depending upon the evidence. If an agreement cannot be […]
Hayden graduated from Deakin University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Laws Degree. During his degree Hayden worked in a law firm in regional Victoria gaining firsthand experience in various areas including property matters, litigation, mortgage finance and commercial disputes. Hayden joined WJM in April 2016 and was admitted as a legal practitioner in June […]
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Our latest newsletter features articles on the legal issues faced by farmers. We also discuss changes to domestic warranty insurance, an issue that impacts on many home owners. Read the newsletter here.
Our latest newsletter features articles about Powers of Attorney, landlords ability to recover costs from tenants and avoiding Binding Death Benefit Nomination pitfalls. Read the newsletter here.
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After some 47 years at Whyte Just & Moore, Peter Spear will retire from Legal Practice on 30 June. In the course of his professional career Peter has attended to the legal affairs of very many clients over a broad range of legal issues. He will be succeeded as a principal of the firm by […]
The Fencing Act 1968 (Act) has been comprehensively amended by the Fences Amendment Act 2014 (Amendment Act) which commenced on 22 September 2014. The Amendment Act clarifies the obligations and process for neighbours with disputes over shared dividing fences. Guidance is provided on initiating fencing works, contributing to fencing works, the type of dividing fence […]
In family law the question is often asked “does my inheritance (or expected inheritance) form part of the assets available for distribution in a property settlement?” The answer will vary depending upon your specific circumstances. When we are talking about an inheritance, there are three usual scenarios we are referring to: Where an inheritance has […]