The Unified Lawyers Blog

Divorce Rate by Country: The World’s 10 Most and Least Divorced Nations

By unifiedlawyers | Sep 29, 2017

We’ve taken a closer look at the divorce trends across the globe. Marriage is becoming less popular and divorce continues to rise. Check out the infographic below: Every year, world organizations such as the UN record global divorce rates. According to recorded data, the marriage and divorce statistics are dramatically changing due to a number […]

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What Is Probate NSW? + Common Questions and Answers

By Mark Machaalani | Aug 9, 2017

What is probate and how does the process begin when a family member dies? What are the steps to take, the costs, and who should you contact to start the process? What is the Probate Process in NSW? Probate is the process used to ensure that the disposition of the assets of a deceased person follows the […]

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How Long Does Probate Take?

By Mark Machaalani | Aug 9, 2017

The Supreme Court of New South Wales (NSW) determines the legal authenticity of a deceased person’s will, or, when necessary, appoints an executor to manage the distribution of a decedent’s estate. Probate determines the authenticity of a contested/problematic will, or, establishes managerial authority for an individual who passes intestate, that is, without a will. The Probate Process Probate […]

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Executor of a Will: What They Do and How They Do It

By Mark Machaalani | Aug 3, 2017

No one likes to think about a loved one dying, but preparing a will and organizing one’s assets is the best way to take that burden off your loved ones and make sure they are properly cared for after you’re gone. That’s when the executor of a will comes in. When someone who dies leaves […]

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Top 40+ Must-Read Marriage Counselling and Relationship Blogs for Australian Couples

By Mark Machaalani | Aug 1, 2017

Marriage is one of the highest points in our lives. However, not all marriages go as planned. Some couples run into typical relationship issues, while others encounter major problems and realise they cannot be resolved. No matter the case, we’ve got just the right websites to get advices from. Here’s an overview of 50 marriage […]

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Investment Property 101: How To Get Started [Tips From 19 Experts]

By Mark Machaalani | Jun 13, 2017

A property purchase structure is all about how you buy a property. There are many ways you can do that in Sydney, and each has its own advantages and drawbacks. Depending on your financial goals and circumstances, your Sydney Conveyancer or Property Lawyer can help you pick the property purchase structure that best suits your […]

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Power of Attorney

By Mark Machaalani | May 3, 2017

What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint and authorise a person to lawfully act on your behalf to deal with your money, bank accounts, shares, real estate and other financial matters. The person you appoint is called the ‘attorney’, however this does not […]

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Security of Payment Act NSW

By Mark Machaalani | May 3, 2017

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION SOPA The Building and Construction Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (SOPA) was introduced to regulate the payment process in the building and construction industry. The purpose of this legislation was to enhance and promote the flow of cash (or alleviate financial pressures) through timely payment of progress […]

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Enduring Guardianship

By Mark Machaalani | May 3, 2017

What is an Enduring Guardian? An Enduring Guardian is a person who you legally appoint to manage and deal with your personal or health issues when you are no longer in a position to make your own decisions. The Enduring Guardian is able to make decisions in relation to: Accommodation – to decide where you […]

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