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Change Your Will After Separation

Thursday, 4th July, 2013

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It is never an easy situation to deal with a formal separation between a married or de facto couple. The emotional burden on both sides and the extended family can lead to things being overlooked. One of the most important steps that any person should take after separating is to change their Will and, if […]

Why Do I Need to Use a Lawyer for Buying and Selling My House?

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For most people their biggest investment in their lives is buying their family home or an investment property. You would think that this process would be treated seriously by most people and they would want to know that the property they are buying is not affected by any significant legal issues and protect the value […]

Property Contract to Comply with New Council Law

Wednesday, 26th June, 2013

Gold Coast Conveyancing

Earlier this month, the Gold Coast City Council has considered a Local Law to specifically impose an obligation on private land owners to maintain the private ‘prescribed works’ (ie. private structures in canals and other waterway areas, including but not limited to revetment walls, pontoons and jetties) that are on private land or which are […]

Is Your Home on Flood Prone Land?

Wednesday, 19th June, 2013

Flood Insurance Lawyers

We all would like to own a home with a water view or one of those homes built next to or close to a river. If you own a home with a water view your property may be listed in a flood zone. Many properties in the Tweed Shire and surrounds are subject to flooding. […]

Time is of the Essence in Housing Contracts

Wednesday, 12th June, 2013

Conveyancing Gold Coast

Anybody familiar with Queensland conveyancing knows that it is an essential term of the standard form REIQ contract that settlement is “time of the essence”. What does that actually mean? This question was recently decided by the Queensland Supreme Court of Appeal in the matter of Caprice Property Holdings Pty Ltd v McLeay. The contract […]

Taking Care During Separation

Thursday, 6th June, 2013

Divorce Coach

Relationships can be difficult. But what happens when marital or de-facto couples find themselves at a fork in the road? Diane Viola is a Relationship Counsellor and Divorce Coach. Diane works at the eclipse of relationship breakdown, working with couples to either restore their relationship, or in her words, “let go with love.” In this […]

Attwood Marshall Lawyers now Paperless and Quality Assured!


Attwood Marshall has always been at the forefront of office technology and over the past 4 years we have implemented an electronic file and document management system through our practice management software providers, Lawmaster. We have also updated our systems and procedures to compliment the electronic phase of our development, including our Quality Assurance procedures. […]

No Such Thing as a FREE TV


Foxtel have recently come under fire from the ACCC for television and website advertisements during the period of 12 February 2012 – 5 April 2012 wherein they offered a free 22 inch television to be given to customers who signed up to a 12 month Foxtel subscription, within ten days of installation. Certain advertising stated […]

Exemptions for Foreign Buyers of Property in Australia

Wednesday, 29th May, 2013

Buying House in Australia

It is policy of the Australian Government that investment in residential real estate should increase Australia’s housing stock. Any proposal that is in line with this policy will be approved and that includes foreigners buying property in Australia. Below is a summary of transactions relating to residential real estate that will be approved by the […]

Attwood Marshall leading the field in surrogacy law

Tuesday, 21st May, 2013


In what is understood to be only the second application heard since the commencement of the Surrogacy Act 2010, Attwood Marshall Lawyers were proud to have yesterday been a part of successfully achieving parentage orders under the Surrogacy Act 2010. The making of the orders ends the legalities involved in achieving parenthood via a surrogacy […]