Further Retirement Villages Changes Commence November

  The Queensland State Government has been progressively implementing changes to the Retirement Village system since 2017, and the latest changes come into place in November 2019. Major changes commenced…

Elder Abuse comes in many forms

  Elder Abuse is a scourge in our society, often brought on by “Inheritance Impatience”. Sadly usually the abuser is a child or grandchild, who prevails upon the elderly person…

Retirement Villages use Different “Ownership” Models

  We spend a lot of time assisting people into Retirement Villages. People do, and should, buy for Lifestyle rather than Investment. However they need to understand that buying into…

Retirement Village Contracts – Not the usual Buy/Sell

Retirement Village Conveyancing is very specialized and is very different to the usual conveyancing involved in buying and selling a house. The fundamental difference is that the rights created with…

Will Meeting

Managing an Estate can be Onerous, Challenging and Thankless

When a person dies their Will must be administered, their assets must be dealt with, their debts must be paid, and any bequests to beneficiaries must be distributed. An Executor…

Was Aretha’s Will under the Sofa Cushion? – So far not so Good

By Lesa Macpherson Aretha Franklin has joined a long list of famous people who have died without a will.  These include Bob Marley, Sony Bono, and Prince. It is remarkable…

Time Limits for Family Provision Claims

  When someone has been left out of a will or been treated unfairly in a will it’s understandable that they would consider making a claim against the estate. These…

NEW RETIREMENT VILLAGE CONTRACTS COMMENCE  

  The new Retirement Village Contract Regime commenced on 1 February 2019. The new regime is designed to provide greater certainty and clarity for prospective Retirement Village Purchasers. In essence…

SUNSHINE COAST ELDER LAW SUPPORTS AGED CARE ROYAL COMMISSION

The Royal Commission into Aged Care starting today is to cover primarily the quality of care provided to older Australians, and the extent of any sub-standard care for the elderly….

Unscrabble the Lingo of Retirement and Aged Care

Unscrabble the Lingo of Retirement and Aged Care The ABCs of RAD,  GSC,  ILU, DMF  etc. by Lesa Macpherson Are you finding the terminology of Retirement Living options and Aged…