On 1 March 2020, new laws will change how VCAT appoints guardians and administrators with VCAT’s powers being expanded.
A blended family is a relationship that is formed with partners who have children from a current relationship and also children from a previous relationship. Wills for blended families need to be carefully drawn to try to avoid any conflict
Having a Will that is up to date and legally valid is always important
A Power of Attorney is a legal document appointing one or more people to manage your financial, personal or medical matters during your lifetime.
If you die without leaving a valid Will your Estate will more than likely come under the new Intestacy provisions in Victoria.
A common question in a family law dispute is whether an inheritance received by one party will be excluded from the property pool to be divided between the parties. To understand how the courts are likely to treat inheritances, previous cases provide guidance on what may happen.
The area of real estate transactions in Victoria has experienced nothing short of a revolution since both the State Revenue and the Land Title’s Office push to 100% digital conveyancing. Pearce Webster Dugdales is proud to be one of the first few firms that have been on board this revolutionary train since digital conveyancing was… Read more »
The Partners of Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson and Pearce Webster Dugdales are delighted to announce that the two firms have merged effective as and from Monday 3 April 2017. The merged firm will operate under the business name Pearce Webster Dugdales (incorporating the Practice of Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson) and will primarily operate from premises… Read more »
We welcome Drisha Natarajan to the firm. Drisha is an experienced Property & Commercial solicitor. Drisha was admitted to practice is 2007 after completing her Bachelor of Laws, with Honours, at University of London in the UK in 2004. Drisha has a broad range of experience in property, leasing and commercial. Property law work involves… Read more »
David Sonenberg, our LIV Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estate, writes about a recent Court of Appeal decision that found suspicious circumstances arose so as to cast doubt on the Will maker’s approval of his will. The case is VEALL v ANOR & VEALL.