Squatting Laws: How They’re Applied

Squatting Laws: How They’re Applied

A recent case involved squatting laws – more formally known as adverse possession – has flagged interest in how these laws are applied. A Sydney property developer has won the ownership rights to a home in the inner west after finding it empty and renting...
Domestic Violence Laws To Get Tougher

Domestic Violence Laws To Get Tougher

Victorian men and women found guilty of breaking family-violence orders or trying to strangle their partners will be slapped with mandatory jail sentences under a new Coalition plan, as the scourge of domestic abuse emerges as a battleground election issue. The...
When Can A Contract Be Validly Terminated?

When Can A Contract Be Validly Terminated?

When can a real estate contract be validly terminated? In 2017, a standard REIQ contract was signed regarding the sale of commercial property, with some additional special conditions. The purchase price was $81.2 million and a deposit of $4.6 million was payable by...
How Technology Is Used To Commit Family Violence

How Technology Is Used To Commit Family Violence

Almost all Australian women in domestic and family violence situations have suffered technology-facilitated abuse, according to Australia’s eSafety commissioner. In 98 per cent of cases, current or former partners have employed technology to abuse, harass, control or...
How To Accidentally Leave Your Estate To Your Ex

How To Accidentally Leave Your Estate To Your Ex

Former Culture Secretary Dame Tessa Jowell left almost £1.6 million in her will to her husband. Dame Tessa’s entire estate was left to lawyer David Mills, from whom she separated for several years after he was caught up in a corruption scandal involving the former...
Sibling Property Dispute Over $2 Million Home

Sibling Property Dispute Over $2 Million Home

An Auckland woman has been ordered to pay her brother more than NZ$273,000 ($249,000) and move out of the NZ$2 million home she has lived in for 36 years after the siblings fell out over ownership of the property. The property dispute simmered for decades but came to...
Does Being Rich Increase Your Risk of Divorce?

Does Being Rich Increase Your Risk of Divorce?

Does your socioeconomic status really have a large part to play when it comes to your risk of divorce? Research shows that there are a number of factors that will increase your risk of divorce, and money is one major issue. Money is the leading cause of stress in a...
Country Star’s Family In Estate Feud

Country Star’s Family In Estate Feud

The estate feud between the children and widow of late country music star Glen Campbell continues over his will, which excluded three out of his eight children. Campbell, who rose to fame with hits like Rhinestone Cowboy and Wichita Lineman, died August 8, 2017 after...