Australia Law

Have Australian law questions? Ask a lawyer now.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Australia Law Questions
W granny flat while it was still under construction. And no
w granny flat while it was still under construction … read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
The free w. my mum and dad bought a property back in 2000,
Hi there my mum and dad bought a property back in 2000, they were not together. My father purchased the whole land and made an agreement with my mum to pay him back for half the property. His words were he only bought this property because of me his daughter. Im 2016 my father said he would renovate my granny flat but i felt bad that only my place was gettimg renovated and asked if he would renovate my mothers home for her to have something nice in her life time. My mother would keep pushing me to ask for things from my father. E.g instead of a plastic splash back in the kitchen she wanted a glass one. My dad spent $70,000 alone on her renovations. … read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
My mother passed away 3 weeks ago. My mother passed away 3
My mother passed away 3 weeks ago. In the years just before that, she was in government housing (in Perth, W.A.), with my brothers and sisters looking in on her. As she progressively changed from being quite independent to suffering dementia, my brothers and sisters shared the task of calling in on her and doing some general cleaning, preparing meals, and looking after her banking. I never thought to be kept informed of her financial affairs because my two sisters just took control of that. I now have reason to be suspicious that my mother's financial affairs might have been manipulated to favour at least one or both of those sisters. Also there were cleanliness issues in the unit where my mother lived, just before she was put into a nursing home, about 18 months ago. I am also concerned about my mother's will, not so much what I might be left with, but whether it was legally prepared before my mother's dementia was realised. Sorry, I started the previous message and when I hit the "enter" key to start a new line, my unfinished message was sent. I am the only son (my mother's oldest) of 5 surviving children, 2 sisters, 3 brothers, who lives in Brisbane, all the others are in Perth. … read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
How do we get my brother out of my mother's house. He's
How do we get my brother out of my mother's house. He's lived there for 10 years rent free despite being asked to pay $100/week and now won't hand over the keys. We need to sell it to fund a granny fl… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
In March/April 2014 my husband and I purchased a home in
Hello. In March/April 2014 my husband and I purchased a home in Rosewood, Queensland for my mother to live in. … read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
After a defacto relationship breaks down. What rights do I
After a defacto relationship breaks down. What rights do I have to live in the granny flat which I helped pay for … read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
I have 2 sisters. The 3 of us inherited equal shares in a
I have 2 sisters. The 3 of us inherited equal shares in a property from our parents who bioth passed earlier this year, 5 weeks apart.Myself and one of the sisters are co-executors.The property is com… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
I agreed to let my ex wifes parents build a granny flat at
I agreed to let my ex wifes parents build a granny flat at their expense 8 years ago on my property. My wife and I split almost six years ago. I was still ammicable with my ex inlaws and paid my exwif… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
My mother has passed and had left three properties equal
My mother has passed and had left three properties equal shares to myself and my brother one of the properties is to be occupied by mums partner until he dies or leaves and the other two properties ar… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
My farther aged 89yrs has dementia and has been in an aged
My farther aged 89yrs has dementia and has been in an aged care facility for 2yrs. My mother who is 90 still lives in the family home which they own in joint ownership. Recently mum has become very de… read more
James D. Ford
James D. Ford
Solicitor
1,601 satisfied customers
Hi, I'm seeking advise and information on financial divorce
Hi, I'm seeking advise and information on financial divorce issues. My wife and I separated 2.5 years ago. we were partner for 14 years, married for 2 of those. No Kids, No investments, no property ow… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
Our mother is 84 years of age and currently receives an old
Our mother is 84 years of age and currently receives an old age pension. Due to her health and age, we (3 children and our spouses) are concerned that she is not getting best of care living on her own… read more
Brisbane-Lawyer
Brisbane-Lawyer
Lawyer & Solicitor
Master
14,357 satisfied customers
My adopted sister who has been estranged from the family since
My adopted sister who has been estranged from the family since before 2005 and before that only got in touch with my mother when she wanted money has now resurfaced. She said she is suing her employer… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
My sister is the owner of the unit in which my elderly mother
My sister is the owner of the unit in which my elderly mother now lives after the proceeds of her home was willed by the father to the youngest sister. Mother is 76 and now has very limited mobility. … read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
I believe my mother was persuaded by my sister and her gay
I believe my mother was persuaded by my sister and her gay partner to buy a house of lesser value (& in a lesser valued suburb) than the family home she lived in for about 50 years, so she could live … read more
Brisbane-Lawyer
Brisbane-Lawyer
Lawyer & Solicitor
Master
14,357 satisfied customers
My mother in law is gifting me $80,000 to help my wife and
My mother in law is gifting me $80,000 to help my wife and I buy an investment property that she will then live in and pay rent ($250 per week) My mother in law is signing a stat dec to say that the g… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
Good evening, I have a question i was hoping you can assist
Good evening, I have a question i was hoping you can assist me with. My mother has moved into a granny flat built in my sisters back yard. Their is a side gate access to the granny flat. I have had a … read more
Brisbane-Lawyer
Brisbane-Lawyer
Lawyer & Solicitor
Master
14,357 satisfied customers
My mother passed away 2 weeks ago, I am the youngest of 8 children
My mother passed away 2 weeks ago, I am the youngest of 8 children we are all adult. Mum has her home plus an investment property, one is rented and one sister has taken up residence in mum's home, th… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Sean

Sean

Experienced lawyer

855 satisfied customers

Law degree with 1st class honours from Australian National University.

Darren Kruse

Darren Kruse

Solicitor

16 satisfied customers

Practising in in Personal Injury, Workcover, Civil Disputes, Family, Wills and Estates and Criminal law.

Leon

Leon

Solicitor

33,424 satisfied customers

BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)

John Melis

John Melis

Lawyer

31,751 satisfied customers

Family Law, Commercial Law, Property law, Probate & Wills, Employment Law, International Law, Criminal and Traffic Law, Litigation Tribunal & Courts

Daniel

Daniel

Solicitor

7,663 satisfied customers

Bachelor of Laws (dist) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise. Admitted NSW Supreme Court / High Court

Patrick H.

Patrick H.

Lawyer

5,422 satisfied customers

Dip Law LPAB - Sydney based lawyer

James D. Ford

James D. Ford

Solicitor

1,601 satisfied customers

Lawyer | Founder & CEO at Blue Ocean Law Group

< Previous | Next >

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x