Family Meeting

END OF YEAR IS THE TIME TO REVIEW ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

The end of one year, and the start of another, is often a time where people reflect on their plans for the future, and what changes they need to do…

ELDER LAW IS GOOD LAW

One of the very pleasant aspects of practicing in Elder Law is getting to know some very interesting people who have lived full and rich lives. It is truly a…

Moving to a Retirement Village

“BUT IT’S A LONELY VIEW”

The decision to leave one’s home and move to a Retirement Village is a significant life decision, and not one taken lightly. We assist many people into Retirement Villages, and…

What is Probate

PROBATE – EXPLAINED

Probate is a term that regularly comes up when dealing with Estates, but what it means, and what is involved, is often not understood. Probate is the formal approval of…

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…