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We are proud to have a wealth of experience and expertise in our staff. Co-operation between professionals makes knowledge in many spheres of law available to all within the firm.
Clients are able to draw on the accumulated knowledge and skill of a wide range of practitioners built up over a long period.
We have access to a diverse range of practitioners throughout Australia for referencing, referrals, support and knowledge to be able to assist you with any legal queries at any given time.
The excitement of having your property offer accepted can be dampened by having a large contract handed to you for signing. This is where we come in: to read all of your documents thoroughly and explain them in a way that ensures you have a sound understanding of the agreement that you are entering into. We will facilitate any necessary negotiations with the other side and do everything possible to make sure settlement occurs on time.
For your selling agent to market your property effectively, they will require a draft Contract of Sale. Thankfully, our firm has many years of experience in drafting these documents and you can rest assured that your disclosure obligations will be met. Once a purchaser is found we will take the pressure off you by communicating with your selling agent, your mortgagee and the other side to progress settlement as smoothly as possible.
HERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL AREAS THAT WE CAN HELP YOU WITH:
Many issues may arise when you choose to buy or sell a rural property, such as septic tanks, water rights and licences, rights of access, boundary disputes, licence agreements and subdivisions. We have many years of experience in all of these matters, and will ensure that all issues in relation to the property are dealt with prior to settlement.
Wills - All Wills are different, because all people are different. You should not have the same "vanilla" style Will that many others have. If there is a dispute over a Will, the litigation can be very expensive. We can help you to make a Will that is less likely to be challenged.
Powers of Attorney - A Power of Attorney can take effect immediately or you might decide that it should only become effective when you are incapable of managing your own affairs. A Power of Attorney only works while you are alive. We can help you to determine what specific style of Power of Attorney suits your own specific needs.
Testamentary Trusts - Testamentary Trusts are set up in your Will; they only become established when you die. If you have a child who, for some reason needs protection, or is going through a divorce or is bankrupt, then a Testamentary Trust can help to protect the inheritance of that child.
Estate Planning - You spend a lot of time and effort building your wealth while you are alive – we can help to ensure that your assets go to the right people at the right time.
Disabled Children - If you have a child who is disabled or for some other reason needs some form of care or protection, we can give you advice on how to structure your Will to best look after their needs. Special Disability Trusts and/or Protective Trusts and/or Testamentary Trusts may be of benefit to you and your family.
Our commercial litigation team advises on all types of commercial disputes, providing you with commercially-focused and practical solutions in relation to a wide range of litigious issues. We practice in all NSW and Victorian jurisdictions. Advances in technology and our professional contacts in urban areas mean that our location is never an issue and allows us to provide competitively priced services to companies of all sizes in all jurisdictions. We possess expertise in all matters covering a range of different areas such as:
In a world where the needs and demands of family relationships are ever changing, we are changing with you. The BH Family team is flexible and provides a personalised service whatever your individual and unique needs are. The BH Family team recognises that no two families are the same.
Children - Disputes involving your child can be the most complex and legally and emotionally challenging.Protecting and enhancing the welfare of your child is our focus. We can assist you with all aspect of child related disputes including disputes over the time that each parent spends with your child.
Property - Our team has a recognised breadth of experience in effectively handling complex financial disputes often involving trust and corporate structures. The BH Family team can assist with property settlement, spousal maintenance, child support, injunctions and restraining orders, protecting assets and superannuation.
Mediation and going to court - The BH Family team specialises in using mediation, negotiation and litigation (if necessary) to solve a broad range of family issues. What is right for you and your family is distinct from what is right for others.
Separation and Divorce - The BH Family team offer practical support during difficult times. Whether you are thinking of separation or you want to formalise your separation with a divorce, we can help.
Purchase and Sale of Business - When you buy or sell a business, many issues arise that we can help you with. We have years of experience with these issues and can help you to deal with them.
Leases - Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, we can help you to properly document the things that are needed. we can help you to identify the specific items that are most important for you.
Commercial Law - Partnerships, buy/sell agreements, companies and trusts all have complex elements – we can work with you to document the matters that are needed.
Franchises - If you are buying a franchise then there will be complex documents to be examined. We can help you to check the Franchise Agreement and disclosure documents that must be provided to you.
Trusts - Varying trusts, changes of trustees, issues of possible resettlement of trusts (and consequent stamp duty issues) can be a minefield – we can advise you on how to find a path through these problems.
Partnerships - Partnerships are a bit like a marriage; there needs to be a lot of trust from both sides. We can help you to set up documents to make that easier.
LEASES - Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you need to ensure that the deal you agree upon is correctly set out in your lease. When you come to sell, your lease will be a vital ingredient – it needs to be right. We can advise you on the traps and pitfalls, clauses that should be inserted (or deleted), obligations that you need to keep in mind and how to protect your rights.
RETIREMENT VILLAGE AGREEMENTS - If you’re moving into a retirement village, you are no doubt looking forward to a more relaxed lifestyle. We will keep the entire process as stress-free as possible by going over your lease or contract with you to give you peace of mind going into the next chapter of your life. If you are selling your home prior to moving into a retirement village, we can help you with both transactions to ensure that the transition is as seamless as possible.
SUBDIVISIONS - Whether you are preparing a plan of subdivision yourself or purchasing land to be subdivided, it is often much more complex and time-consuming than you could have imagined. At Belbridge Hague, we handle these registrations regularly and will be able to guide you through the process and communicate with other parties to finalise the matter in a timely manner.
PROPERTY TRANSFERS - Buying and selling are not the only ways that you can deal with your property. For example, you may wish to transfer land to a family member or enter into some form of Deed. We can discuss your individual needs with you in detail to determine the best option for you.