Happy Retirement

NUMBER CRUNCHING YOUR RETIREMENT LIVING OPTIONS

“Downsizing “has frequently been re-labelled “Right- sizing” as our older generation make the move to new lifestyles during their Retirement years. It’s definitely a time to get familiar with the…

Aged Care Contracts

NAVIGATING THE AGED CARE JOURNEY

Dealing with the myriad issues arising with entry to Aged Care is complicated and challenging. Aged Care Contracts often run to 50 + pages, and on top of that there…

Retirement Living Options

WHAT’S NEW IN RETIREMENT LIVING MODELS ?

Competition in the marketplace is the invariable driver of continuous improvement to products and service, and the Retirement Village industry is an example of that principle in action. The traditional…

WHAT RETIREMENT VILLAGE SHOULD I CHOOSE

By Lesa Macpherson As legal advisors specialising in assisting people into Retirement Villages we are often asked who we recommend, and what choice would be best for elder parents. We…

Granny Flat Agreements

NEW TAX CHANGES ADVANCE GRANNY FLAT OPTION

Granny Flat arrangements are nice in theory but can come unstuck in practice. By far the best way to protect both sides – the parent/s and the child – is…

Changes to Laws for Seniors

LAWS KEEP UPDATING FOR OLDER AUSSIES

People often think that laws are like large stones, hard to move, and rarely changing. In fact the legal landscape for Retirees and Older Australians is in a constant state…

ELDER LAWYERS AS “OLD SCHOOL” TRUSTED ADVISORS

Lawyers for Seniors (known as Elder Lawyers) are trained, by life, and technically, to offer specialised advice covering the whole range of legal issues that Elder Clients (and their children)…

choosing the best elder law lawyer

WHAT IS ELDER LAW? WHO IS AN ELDER LAWYER?

What is the big mistake people make in choosing a Lawyer to advise on Elder Law? The Baby Boomers are now retiring, and there are many legal challenges for this…

family loans

FAMILY LOANS SHOULD BE DOCUMENTED

It is not uncommon for loans to be made within Families. Loans can be made from parents to children, or from children to parents. Examples we have come across recently…

WHY LIVE IN A RETIREMENT VILLAGE?

Retirement Villages are not a good financial investment, so why choose to live in one? In one word – COMMUNITY. You don’t want to be known as “that nice little…