Failed granny flat arrangements

Salutary lessons from granny flat arrangements gone wrong.

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Rethinking the presumption of advancement in contemporary Australia

What we can learn from the Canadian approach to the presumption of advancement. By KRASA BOZINOVSKA

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Beware the lonesome lodger: Dealing with guests who outstay their welcome

How to deal with guests who outstay their welcome. By RICHARD MCCULLAGH.

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In the fight against elder abuse, is it time to revisit the notional estate?

In the national effort to combat elder abuse, is it time to revisit the notional estate? By JOHN CLARKE

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Powers of Attorney – an ‘enduring’ source of liability for solicitors

A discussion of Reilly v Reilly [2017] NSWSC 1419 and restrictions on Powers of Attorney imposed by the general law. By GREG COUSTON and TONY…

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Elder law: when trust may not be resulting

Parents advancing money to their children, or co-purchasing property with them, are on the legal back foot should those funds be needed later. By RICHARD…

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Financial abuse and forfeiture

The extension of the forfeiture rule to cases of abuse against the vulnerable and elderly, as has been done elsewhere, may deter abusive behaviour. By…

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Retirement villages: a reality check

Despite recent bad publicity and superficial complexity, retirement villages are a simple proposition: they are relatively cheap to move into and stay in, and expensive…

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Avoiding elder financial abuse: safeguards solicitors should have in place

The Law Reform Commission’s report, Elder Abuse – A National Response, recommends safeguards to minimise risk of abuse in cases of ‘enduring appointments’. By DARRYL…

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Death benefit nominations & substitute decision makers: ALRC Elder Abuse Report

In the Elder Abuse Report, the Australian Law Reform Commission recommended review of the authority of those holding enduring powers of attorney.

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