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HOW WE
CAN HELP

We specialise in family and relationship law, estate planning and administration, property and conveyancing, mediation and dispute resolution and water dealings.

Separation + Divorce

Separation is hard. Even the most amicable break up can leave you feeling confused about your next move. 

 

The good news is our family law team are here to help guide you through the ‘what’s next’ phase of your separation or divorce, providing a road map to help you adjust to your new journey and get things sorted. 

We can help with:

  • Providing pre-separation advice 

  • Facilitating mediation between parties 

  • Negotiating and preparing property settlements

  • Negotiating and drafting parenting arrangements 

  • Drafting divorce applications

  • Drafting consent orders

  • Advising grandparents on their rights after a breakup involving grandchildren   

  • Preparing deeds of Family Arrangement

  • Drafting family loan agreements

 

Estate Planning

We know that preparing a Will can make people feel pretty uncomfortable.

 

But preparing a Will is one of the simplest things you can do to protect your interests for the future and to make sure your children are taken care of and your assets go exactly where you want them to go after you die.

We can help with:

  • Reviewing your Estate and advise the best way to protect your interests for the future 

  • Drafting your Will to achieve exactly what you want 

  • Preparing Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship documents 

  • Meeting with your executors, attorneys and guardians so that they understand their role and duties as a protector of your wishes 

  • Storing your valuable documents

 

Estate Administration

Being a Trustee of someone’s Estate is an important, yet time consuming and emotionally taxing job. It’s our job to support you in fulfilling your duties and to take the pressure off. 

 

We are here to make the process a whole lot simpler.  

We can help with:

  • Taking care of all the administrative work associated with obtaining grant of probate 

  • Preparing letters of administration 

  • Overseeing the distribution of the Estate in accordance with the Will  

  • Mediating Will + Estate disagreements  

  • Preparing family provision claims if you feel that you have been unfairly provided for in a Will 

 

Property, Conveyancing + Commercial

Our property team have over 30 years combined experience in purchasing, selling and transferring the ownership of property across NSW.

 

Our use of innovative technology (including PEXA, Zoom and DocuSign) means we can collaborate with parties involved in your transaction wherever they are in Australia. 

We can help with:

  • Buying and selling residential, commercial and rural property 

  • Preparing and processing property transfers

  • Preparing and processing boundary adjustments

  • Preparing and processing subdivisions and commercial developments

  • Advising on planning and environmental matters

  • Drafting residential leases 

  • Drafting commercial leases 

  • Negotiating and preparing business partnership agreements

  • Purchasing and selling businesses, goodwill and business shares  

  • Drafting mortgage and loan agreements

 

Mediation + Dispute Resolution

Disagreements happen every day. Some are a more complex than others and require a little extra help to get resolved. That’s where we can help. 

 

Our Australian Mediation Association (AMA) qualified mediators are natural communicators that help parties table issues, explore options, find solutions and come to agreement. 

We can help with:

  • Facilitating family and relationship mediation  

  • Facilitating pre and post separation mediation 

  • Facilitating Will and Estate mediation, which may avoid Family Provision Claims 

  • Working with employers and employees to iron out workplace issues

 

Water Dealings

We know all too well that water is fast becoming more valuable than gold, particularly for our primary producers. 

 

Our Managing Director Stacey McAllan is an industry leader in buying, selling and transferring Water Access Licences (WALs) in NSW, with extensive knowledge of managing access to water to ensure compliance with legislation.

We can help with:

  • Researching and transacting Water Access Licences (WAL)

  • Undertaking pre-application searches

  • Drafting contracts of sale and purchase 

  • Undertaking registration of general WAL dealings and water allocations

  • Preparing subsidy Water Access Licences 

  • Transacting term transfer allocations 

  • Preparing applications for new WAL

  • Preparing applications for works approval

 

Jess kept us up to date with everything when purchasing our new home and nothing was ever too much trouble for her. We just wish we had dealt with Jess when selling our property earlier in the year. Jess really did make everything so easy and stress free!

COURTNEY M

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