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Should You Use a DIY Will Kit or Hire An Attorney?

Should You Use a DIY Will Kit or Hire An Attorney?
Aylward Game Solicitors
June 11, 2018

DIY will kits are becoming increasingly more popular and many are available for purchase online. Having a will is important on many levels, particularly if you have a sizeable estate, and even people with not much in the way of material possessions and money should still have some sort of will. Do Your Own Will?…

What is Power of Attorney and When Would You Need It?
Aylward Game Solicitors
June 6, 2018

In simple terms, a power of attorney is a legal document where a person is nominated to act on your behalf (known as the agent) regarding your affairs. The document gives the nominated party the legal capacity to make decisions for you on things like financial matters and other duties. The person given power of…

Don’t Just Guess Your Legal Position – Talk To the Experts
Aylward Game Solicitors
April 13, 2018

Most people know a little bit about a lot of subjects, but when it comes to areas of the law, unless you’re a fully trained and experienced lawyer, you’re not going to be an expert when it comes to various aspects of the law. If you find yourself needing legal advice, then why even attempt…

Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common – what is the difference
Aylward Game Solicitors
February 12, 2018

Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common is a widely misunderstood concept and is often confusing to buyers when they are deciding on which of these options best suits their needs. Understanding the difference between Joint Tenants and Tenants in Common is extremely important considering the legal implications that can arise with either option. Let's look…

New laws and changes that affect Australia from January 1, 2018 and beyond

From January 1, there is a raft of changes coming to welfare, health, education, housing, gay marriage and many other living expenses. This is what’s coming and how it may affect you and your family across Australia. WELFARE $10 million will be set aside for treatment services for job seekers affected by proposed drug testing…

Aylward Game Solicitors
January 5, 2018

The Conveyancing process is about to get a whole lot simpler. In 2014, the national government implemented a national conveyancing system via Property Exchange Australia or PEXA, an online property exchange system that allows property transactions to go paperless. With PEXA being integrated into most of Australia's major states, the future of online settlements providing…

A Happy New Year for 2016
Aylward Game Solicitors
January 21, 2016

With another satisfying year in 2015 we enter 2016 with an extremely busy start. Numerous appointments have been made. New family law and commercial law clients have already come aboard and our lawyers are extremely busy handling a variety of interesting law matters. We are looking forward to the family law and residential conveyancing matters to spike…

Surrogacy: is it legal in Australia?
Aylward Game Solicitors
January 12, 2016

Altruistic surrogacy is legal, but commercial surrogacy is not. So none of the parents involved can make a profit from the arrangement. What happens if you enter into a commercial surrogacy arrangement overseas? The consequences back in Australia vary slightly from state to state, but certainly in Queensland it is a criminal offence and if you…

Aylward Game Holiday Trading Hours
Aylward Game Solicitors
December 8, 2015

Our office is closed for the Christmas period from midday 24 December 2015 until 8:30am 4 January 2016 Whilst we will be checking messages over this period, please note that our appointments made after midday on December 24th 2015 will not be seen until after the New Year start on January 4th 2016. Please note…

7 Things to Make Your Conveyancing Easier (For You!!)
Aylward Game Solicitors
December 6, 2015

Our resident Conveyancing Solicitor Greg Jones gives some tips on ensuring a smooth property transaction every single time. THE OLD DOCK PILOTS When I was growing up I used to love going to the dock area in my home town of Southampton (no pommy cricket jokes please !!) and watch the dock pilots guide large vessels,…