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Home Stamp Duty Concessions Explained

Home Stamp Duty Concessions Explained

HOME STAMP DUTY CONCESSIONS Home Stamp Duty Concessions Explained It was Benjamin Franklin who, in 1789 at the time of the writing of the US Constitution, wrote that “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. Purchasing a new home is one of the most complex opportunities an individual will make in their lifetime and anyone who has recently purchased a house in Queensland…

What You Need To Ask Yourself Before Signing A Guarantee

Financial June 13, 2016

What You Need To Ask Yourself Before Signing A Guarantee

Are You Signing A Guarantee? Ask Yourself these 4 Questions So you’ve been approached by someone waving a wad of papers and asking you to sign them, just as a formality. Naturally you ask what they are and are told “it’s just a guarantee that Bill Smith/Bill Smith Pty Ltd wants so that they will lend me some money/provide me with goods or some similar reason”. WHAT DO YOU DO? First of…

What Was Johnny Depp Thinking?

Divorce Law Family Law June 8, 2016

What Was Johnny Depp Thinking?

WHAT WAS JOHNNY DEPP THINKING? A messy split with Johnny Depp and Amber Heard as reported in ‘New Idea’, just fifteen (15) months after Marriage. Amber filed for Divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences and is seeking spousal support. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="531"] Image Courtesy: Perez Hilton[/caption] As suggested in the article, ‘Johnny had no idea it was coming’. Johnny had no pre-nup in place. A bad oversight on…

Book Free 20 Minute Brisbane Lawyer Case Evaluation

Courts June 8, 2016

Book Free 20 Minute Brisbane Lawyer Case Evaluation

  If you have a matter that is on the horizon and wish to seek clarity then please consider our free 20-minute Brisbane lawyer appointment with Aylward Game Solicitors. Free 20 Minute Lawyer Appointment Contact United Service Club Level 4, 183 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane QLD 4001 Free: 1800 217 217 Phone: 07 3236 0001 Fax: 07 3236 0005 Email: mail@aylwardgame.com.au

What Are The Responsibilities And Entitlements During A Probationary Period?

Employment Law Litigation May 14, 2016

What Are The Responsibilities And Entitlements During A Probationary Period?

The concept of a ‘trial period’ or more colloquially “try before you buy” has been accepted as part of the employment relationship for some time and has become more important in recent years as employers face an increasing risk of a costly claim by an employee that the ending of their employment was ‘unfair’. Such trial periods allow employers, during the early stages of employment, within which they can assess…

5 Common Family Law Myths

Courts Family Law April 29, 2016

5 Common Family Law Myths

Our family lawyers chime in on their top 5 family law myths that you may not know about... A Couple need to live together for 6 months to qualify as a de facto relationship. We hear this one a lot, and we don’t know where it comes from! The Family Law Act says that in order to commence proceedings for a property settlement, a de facto relationship must have lasted…

Discrimination On Public Transport

Courts Criminal Law April 20, 2016

Discrimination On Public Transport

BACKGROUND Crime, particularly against women traveling for both work and pleasure, is a well-known and unpleasant issue that has been an unfortunate aspect of the public transport scene in most capital cities for many years. A recent survey has noted 2,859 criminal offenses against women on public transport, including almost 19 sexual offenses, since September 2012. You’re minding your own business and observe a man, smelling of alcohol and constantly…

Mental Illness in the Workplace

Employment Law April 8, 2016

Mental Illness in the Workplace

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that one in five (5) Australian adults experience some form of mental illness every year? This serious illness has increased over the past 5 years, which now have seen around 45% of Australians aged between sixteen (16) and eight-five (85) experiencing a mental illness at some point in their life. As we all know, unfortunately mental illness or any form of illness doesn’t just…

The Four Stages of a Conveyancing Transaction PART ONE – Pre Contractual

Conveyancing March 23, 2016

The Four Stages of a Conveyancing Transaction PART ONE – Pre Contractual

INTRODUCTION Following on from my article on 7 Things That You Can Do to Make Your Conveyancer Happy I thought that it would be appropriate to give you a greater insight into the stages of the conveyancing process through a series of articles each covering each stage There are essentially 4 stages that cover the breadth of the conveyancing process: Pre Contractual Conditional Unconditional Settlement/Post Settlement Each of these stages…

In Financial Difficulties? Beware Of Quicksand With Fast Financial Fixes

Financial March 22, 2016

In Financial Difficulties? Beware Of Quicksand With Fast Financial Fixes

Financial Hard Times Happen to Everyone At Aylward Game we pride ourselves on offering high quality legal services to our clients taking into account their unique circumstances. It’s great when we see clients come to us in good financial health looking to build their wealth and we enjoy seeing them prosper. However, with the current economic climate and the increasing pressures on us to buy a house, car and the other…

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