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New Strata Laws Could Boost NSW Housing Supply

NSW may gain a significant boost to housing supply with the introduction of new strata laws making it easier to sell or convert strata titles.

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Adequate Provision in a Will: When can a Will be challenged?

It was recently highlighted in the Sydney Morning Herald, that it is incredibly difficult to design a Will that is completely free of the risk of being challenged. The article highlights the increasing number of people in Australia that are challenging a loved one's Will on the basis of a lack of adequate family provision, claiming that they have not been adequately provided for. Unfortunately many people, owing to the complexity of the law in this area, do not understand the rules concerning mounting a challenge to a Will on the basis of a 'lack of provision'.

At Szabo & Associates Solicitors, our experience of advising on the drafting and interpretation of Wills gives us considerable insight into the practical impact of the law in this area. If you are considering challenging a Will where you believe you have not been adequately provided for, it is important that you understand who is eligible in law to challenge the terms of your Will, and on what grounds their challenge may be based.

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Celebrities and Divorce: the Terminator's "biggest failure"

It was recently reported in the Sydney Morning Herald that Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of The Terminator and former Governor of California, deems his cheating on Maria Shriver to be his "biggest failure". Mr. Schwarzenegger, who fathered a child with his maid during his marriage to Ms Shriver separated from his wife after 25 years of marriage. Mr Schwarzenegger and Ms Shriver have yet to finalise their divorce from one another.

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NSW Government Set Aside $280 Million for Mr Fluffy Buybacks

The New South Wales government plans to set aside almost $280 million for a voluntary buyback scheme for homes containing loose-fill asbestos. It is believed there are as many as 511 homes in NSW built by the Mr Fluffy company which used loose-fill asbestos type roofing insulation during the 1960s and 70s. Asbestos fibre is the most prominent cause of mesothelioma - the aggressive lung cancer.

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Family Lawyer Catherine Heath Joins Szabo & Associates Solicitors

Szabo & Associates Solicitors is pleased to welcome Family Lawyer Catherine Heath to our team.

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