Effective ways to deal with a property disputes

By |2023-08-29T01:26:46+00:00September 19th, 2023|Property Law|

There is usually a lot at stake when dealing with land.  Property disputes often have serious financial implications because you may end up losing part of your land. And if you do not deal with the problem early it will usually be an expensive exercise to resolve.    People also underestimate the non financial impacts [...]

Understanding trusts and navigating trust disputes

By |2023-08-29T23:35:43+00:00August 28th, 2023|Wills and Estate Lawyers|

When it comes to estate planning, trusts can play an integral role in managing and allocating assets. At its core, a trust is a legal agreement where a trustee holds property for the benefit of beneficiaries. Trusts can be organised in various ways, each with its regulations and tax implications. Trusts are widely used in [...]

Understanding Retirement Village Agreements and why you should have a lawyer review your documentation

By |2023-07-27T05:45:20+00:00August 14th, 2023|Property Law|

Retirement villages are becoming popular across Australia, offering an active lifestyle. If you're considering entering into an agreement to live in a retirement community, it's important to note that it's not a simple property transaction. Entering a retirement village agreement is a complex legal transaction and requires attention. Before you sign a retirement village agreement, [...]

Unravelling the Reasons for Delays in Administering an Estate

By |2023-07-11T00:19:56+00:00July 13th, 2023|Wills and Estate Lawyers|

Beneficiaries of estates often wonder why it takes so long for an executor to administer an estate. While it may feel like a long time before you receive your inheritance, it’s essential to recognise that administering an estate is a complex process. In fact, there are common factors that contribute to delays in estate administration.  [...]

Business Succession Plans – Do You Need One?

By |2023-06-16T05:26:48+00:00June 27th, 2023|Business Law|

When it comes to sorting out a plan with an Estate lawyer in Geelong, most people often overlook including a business succession plan. People often believe that their business will automatically pass on to their family or executors of the estate in the event of their death or loss of agency. However, transferring a business's [...]

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney?

By |2023-06-16T04:29:00+00:00May 24th, 2023|Wills and Estate Lawyers|

Written by: Alison Mitchell, Senior Lawyer in Wills & Estates and Practice Manager Have you ever thought about what happens to everything and everyone you care about if you suddenly find yourself in a situation where you can’t make decisions? Whilst most of us have a Will in place or have thought about making a [...]

Do you need a property lawyer or conveyancer? Or both?

By |2023-05-02T02:44:17+00:00May 16th, 2023|Property Law|

Will Punivalu, Principal at WJ&M Geelong, shares his insights Whether you are selling or buying, you should consider whether you need a property lawyer or a conveyancer to help guide you through the process.  Selecting a property lawyer or conveyancer or both for your property transaction  Choosing between a property lawyer or a conveyancer usually [...]

Thinking of selling your business?

By |2023-04-05T01:37:42+00:00April 16th, 2023|Business Law|

Will Punivalu, Principal at WJM shares his insights Many business owners find the prospect of selling their business daunting and unnecessarily stressful. As an experienced business lawyer who has dealt with selling businesses across Victoria, I’ve highlighted three important things to consider which will assist in simplifying the process. Preparation in selling your business    [...]

FAQ’s your Property Lawyer can help with

By |2023-03-17T00:10:49+00:00March 30th, 2023|Property Law|

As property lawyers in Geelong, we often get asked the same questions by first-time home buyers, so we’ve decided to answer a few frequently asked questions to help you. If your question is not answered in this publication or you need further advice on residential conveyancing, contact us on (03) 5222 2077 or email info@wjmlawyers.com.au [...]

Drafting a Will: 3 reasons why you should have a Wills & Estate lawyer do it

By |2023-03-14T06:42:30+00:00March 14th, 2023|Wills and Estate Lawyers|

Although we don’t like to think about it, none of us last forever. Therefore it’s important to get your affairs in order and create a Will, note how you wish your assets to be distributed after your death, leave instructions for your funeral and ensure your relatives are taken care of in the event of [...]

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