Author: Dannielle Ford

Posted by Dannielle Ford Family Law

PRE-NUPTIAL AND POST-NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

On 8 November 2017, the High Court delivered its judgment in Thorne v Kennedy [2017] HCA 49. It allowed the appeal of Ms Thorne following the decision made by the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia. Ms Thorne, not born in Australia, was living overseas when she met Mr Kennedy. Her English language […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Family Law Wills and Estates

DOES GETTING MARRIED OR DIVORCED AFFECT MY WILL?

A marriage, separation or divorce will usually have a massive impact on your life. In most cases you will feel like there is more to worry about than your estate planning, but it is at these times it is most important to do so. MARRIAGE The effect of marriage on a Will depends on the […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Conveyancing

FIRST HOME BUYERS ASSISTANCE – SHARED EQUITY ARRANGEMENTS

Can I buy with my parents and still be eligible for first home benefits? Receiving financial assistance from a family member or other non-eligible first home buyer may be the only way you can get your foot in the real estate door. How does this affect your eligibility for First Home Buyers Assistance? First Home […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Criminal Law

APPEALING A LICENCE SUSPENSION

The Roads & Maritime Services (the RMS) and the NSW Police can suspend your licence for a number of reasons. Most licence suspensions can be appealed to the Local Court. This means you are asking the Court to review the decision. If your licence has been suspended, or you receive notice that it will be […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Conveyancing

CONVEYANCING BASICS – WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE SETTLEMENT?

The time since Contracts were exchanged has quickly passed and you’re now getting ready to settle on the purchase of your home. But what else should you be doing now? A pre-settlement inspection should be arranged with the real estate agent (or the seller direct, if there is no agent) as close as possible to […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Wills and Estates

HOW ARE MY DEBTS PAID WHEN I DIE?

It is a common misconception amongst many people that their family will be left to pay their debts when they die. In Australia though, that is not the case. When you die, any debts that you are solely responsible for will be paid out of your estate and/or any insurance policies held by you. If […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Conveyancing

SUPPORTING FIRST HOME BUYERS

The NSW Government is set to introduce a new package to improve housing affordability for first home buyers. For first home buyers, this package will: Abolish stamp duty on all homes up to $650,000 Give stamp duty relief for homes up to $800,000 Provide a grant of $10,000 for builders of new homes up to […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Conveyancing

CONVEYANCING BASICS – AM I ELIGIBLE FOR ANY GRANTS?

The NSW Government have several grants available to purchasers in New South Wales. We can let you know if you might be eligible to receive any of these grants. WHAT GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE? FIRST HOME BUYERS If it is a first home purchase of a newly constructed home, or the purchase of a vacant block […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Criminal Law

IT’S NOT BLACK AND WHITE WHEN IT COMES TO SENDING NUDE PICTURES

Technology is at the forefront of communication in our society. With the evolution of ‘sexting’, we need to take a closer look at what is lawful and what is not. It is often said that once something is on the internet it cannot be erased. This might also leave a permanent record of an offence. […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Criminal Law

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF APPROACHED BY THE POLICE?

Being approached by the Police can be nerve racking and can lead innocent people to do silly things. It is important you know your rights if approached by Police Officers in New South Wales. Even if you feel there is no reason for the Police to be talking to you, it is important to stay […]