Why every parent needs a Will

Why every parent needs a Will

A Will is something every parent should have, regardless of your age, wealth or financial assets.  But the thought of making a Will makes most parents squirm and change the subject. No one wants to talk about death, especially the possibility of dying before our children are adults.  Who do we trust to raise them without us? And who should look after their inheritance until they are adults?

Should I get a lawyer to look at a contract before signing? Yes!

Should I get a lawyer to look at a contract before signing? Yes!

It is always preferable to prevent problems, rather than try to fix them after the event.  That is why Nest Legal offers two free contract reviews for potential purchasers.  We much prefer preventing problems than delivering bad news once it is all too late!

Here are some examples of problems we can help avoid...

Kids from another relationship? Why blended families need Wills

Kids from another relationship? Why blended families need Wills

Ok, granted, this topic brings together two things we don’t really like to think about: the competing responsibilities toward spouses and children from past and current relationships, and the possibility we might die. However, if you do find yourself in a blended family (basically, any family where one spouse or partner has kids by another relationship), it is particularly important that you have a Will. 

The importance of the final inspection

The importance of the final inspection

When purchasing property, under general condition 22, you (or a person nominated by you) have the right to inspect your property-to-be at any reasonable time during the week before and including settlement day.  What should you look for?

The warehouse loft challenge

The warehouse loft challenge

Renovating industrial or commercial properties to live in can be a goldmine or a disaster, depending on whether you seek legal advice before you sign the contract...

What is a testamentary guardian, and why do I need one for my child?

What is a testamentary guardian, and why do I need one for my child?

A testamentary guardian is an adult designated in a parent’s Will to care for that person’s child in case both parents die before the child turns 18.

While the thought might make you shudder, you need to write a Will and choose a guardian so the courts don't do it for you should the worst should happen.

Is there a legal reason to get married before you buy a house?

Is there a legal reason to get married before you buy a house?

My dear friend J recently came to me with a question prompted by an offhand comment by her fella’s dad.

You see, J and her fella are looking at buying their first place, and J’s dad thought that they would be ‘safer’ if they tied the knot beforehand...