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What is the Best Business Structure for a Tradesman Wanting to Start their Own Business?

If you’re a tradesman contemplating going out on your own, there’s probably a bunch of things going on in your mind, one which may be how do you legally set…

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What You Need to Know Before You Sell Your Business

For many business owners, they’ve dedicated years and years of blood, sweat, and tears into their enterprise, hoping that one day, all their efforts will pay off when they sell…

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What Happens When the Honeymoon is Over?

As with most relationships when parties initially form that relationship be it personal or business the relationship is in what is often phrased “the honeymoon phase”…

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The Importance of Open Communication within Body Corporate Committees

I always find it interesting when I attend a budget committee meeting and the committee expresses to me their disappointment ….

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Mortgage Mayhem

Higher interest and a cooling financial climate can cause havoc for unprotected borrowers and lenders.

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Planning Helps When Disaster Strikes

Australia has suffered a number of natural disasters and health scares recently. Forward planning can minimise impact on individuals and business.

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The Risks of Buying Off The Plan

On face value, the notion of buying something you haven’t yet seen poses plenty of questions, but yet plenty of people will buy a property that hasn’t yet been built…

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Protecting My Interests in Property

A Caveat is a legal document registered on the Title of a property which generally prevents dealings with that property without the lodger’s consent. Once registered on Title, it acts…

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Before You Buy a Property on the Gold Coast, Listen to This!

The Gold Coast if you know, is renowned for its diverse property appeal, but in 2018 property experts are saying that infrastructure in the Northern and Central suburbs will contribute…

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Property on the Line

Leading Gold Coast solicitor Simon Bennett looks at the impact of the rapid transit light rail project on landowners and bodies corporate.

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Property and Prosperity

Property prices and dining experiences have replaced sex and the footy as primary topics of conversation in urban Australia. Choosing the wrong restaurant is a mistake, poor property decisions can spell disaster.

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What is an Executor and How Do I Choose One?

If you’re like many people when it comes to estate planning, you probably don’t give the attention that’s necessary in choosing who your executor will be but rather simply opting…

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A Ten Point Strategy to Make Sure Your Estate Planning is Up to Date

It’s one of those things that we all know we should do – but we don’t necessarily want to do it. As adults we’re all aware that it’s important to…

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Will Shock: Could an unsent text message be a valid will?

In Queensland, a valid will is written and signed by either the person making the will (the Testator) or directed by the Testator in their presence. The testator must sign...

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The Two Most Important Things to Do Before Heading Overseas

If you’re like most Australians contemplating a trip overseas, it’s likely you’re going to forget to take care of 2 fundamentally important things, that if not addressed can have a…

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Why Simple Wills Rarely Work Anymore

The fabric of the traditional family unit has changed and continues to change! Once, Mum, Dad and the 3 kids, were locked into family bliss, or maybe not, but nevertheless…

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Wills – The Unavoidable Topic

It’s human nature to refuse to accept the obvious – nothing is more certain than death and taxes. Making a Will isn’t morbid – it is the only way to…

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Do Grandparents Have Rights in Family Law Disputes?

We know that family law disputes are often tumultuous with so many people, quite apart from the 2 spouses and children that are caught in the crossfire. One such group,…

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When Mediation Fails and an Agreement Cannot be Reached

When alternative dispute resolution processes do not resolve the property or parenting issues in dispute with your ex-partner (taking into account that these processes require the co-operation of your ex-partner)…

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Ladies Protect Your Assets

Women who have gone through a separation or divorce will be the first to tell you that the process is daunting, expensive, lengthy and exhausting. You work hard, build your wealth, meet…

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Happily Ever After

The urban myth lives on despite the reality of separation, divorce and bitter wrangles. An ever increasing number of marriages fail to fulfil the happily ever after expectations most people dream…

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Nuisance Communication – Rights of Body Corporate

Ten phone calls, fifty voice messages and a disgruntled lot owner who wants answers yesterday – there is always one. But when does it constitute a nuisance communication and what…

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What Happens if a Body Corporate Caretaker Wishes to Sell its Management Rights to a New Caretaker and Wants the Committee to Agree to it?

In the context of body corporates, one commonly asked question is, what happens in the event that a body corporate caretaker wishes to sell its management rights to a new…

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The Roles and Responsibilities of Body Corporate Members

There is little doubt that both the role and responsibilities of body corporate members can be onerous. In this video, OMB Solicitors’ Tom Robinson discusses those characteristics and in particular,…

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How Does a Body Corporate Change its By-Laws?

With the sheer number of Bodies Corporate on the Gold Coast, it’s probably not surprising that the need to change a bylaw occurs quite regularly. But how is that change…

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The Importance of Open Communication within Body Corporate Committees

I always find it interesting when I attend a budget committee meeting and the committee expresses to me their disappointment ….

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What Happens When Body Corporate Levies Go Unpaid?

If you own a lot within a community title scheme, then it’s likely that you may be aware that they are required to pay Body Corporate levies. However, it can…

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How Builders Can Resolve Disputes Quickly

The building and construction space is the source of many legal disputes that arise out of complicated contract arrangements. This will often lead to the parties enforcing their legal rights,…

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Social Media and Defamation

Ben Strangman discusses the increasing perils of posting on social media and how it could affect you.

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Protect Yourself at all Times

The year 2011 will be remembered for natural disasters – Brisbane floods, North Queensland Cyclones, Christchurch earthquake and the Japanese tsunami.

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Courts, Cost & Considerations

An experienced solicitor offers viable solutions in the face of legal action. Leading Gold Coast lawyer Simon Bennett says courts are often described as casinos for the rich. “Most people think only…

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Putting a Price On Pain & Suffering

Recent reform to awards for pain and suffering for those who have suffered a workplace injury brings the Workers Compensation & Rehabilitation Act into line with the damages available under the Civil…

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OMB SOLICITORS LEGAL VIDEO’S

Watch our latest legal topics as video resources.

What Happens if You Die Without a Will?

with Richard Dawson

 

 

 

What is a Will and Enduring Power of Attorney?

with Steven Mahoney

 

 

 

The Roles and Responsibilities of Body Corporate Members

with Tom Robinson

Whatever the situation might be, OMB Solicitors are here providing solutions.