News

Practice News

As a precautionary measure, to safeguard the health and wellbeing of staff and clients, and to ensure our business operations are protected, we have taken the step to work remotely from home.

We are keeping in close contact with the Queensland Law Society and other suppliers of services to ensure that we are up to date with events as this crisis unfolds.
Consequently, we will not be holding any “face to face” meetings, and instead will be communicating by email, telephone, and other electronic means as necessary.

We regard this as sensible commercial practice and good governance, and trust that you will be of the same view.
Otherwise, it’s “business as usual” and we are here to support you and your families with your legal needs if they arise, and to continue to work on all ongoing matters.
Our office lines are being diverted so please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We thank you for your patience and understanding, and wish you and your families a safe passage through the coming months.

Yours sincerely,

Sonya Treble
Principal
Tamborine Mountain Law & Canungra Law

Legal News

What a Will Kit doesn’t do

There are various ‘Will Kits’ available on-line – most are cheap or ‘free’ and all you need to do is download them and fill in the blanks. Many websites boast that you can prepare your Will ‘without spending hundreds of dollars on legal fees’. Simple, right? Not...

read more

Testamentary Trusts

Testamentary trusts can be very effective estate planning tools to assist in providing for spouses, children and grandchildren, and are becoming increasingly popular as more people become aware of their advantages. A Testamentary Trust is any trust established under a...

read more

Social media and family law – Just don’t do it!

Social media - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and the like - can be a lot of fun and have become an accepted part of modern life.  Many of us use such forms of electronic communication to share the exciting, as well as the banal events in our lives, to express...

read more

Placing your Family Wealth in a Trust

The basic function of a trust is to separate control and ownership. The result of using a trust is that assets are protected, and profits are distributed in the most tax-effective way. There is no 'one-size-fits-all' type of trust. The trust you use depends on many...

read more

Siblings Fight over Inheritance

Sibling rivalry – it’s a classic, rich plot line for countless books and movies, and a dynamic in millions of ordinary families around the globe. When parents die, sometimes that rivalry fades and other times, it’s the moment that reignites a tension that has simmered...

read more

The Power of Powers of Attorney

Purpose of a Power of Attorney Specific Powers: These documents are drafted as a result of specific instructions for a specific reason such as to sell a particular property whilst the principal is overseas. Enduring Powers:  Enduring Powers of Attorney provide for the...

read more

No room for offence when you are asked to leave the room.

The Legal Consultation You might find yourself feeling somewhat anxious about walking into a lawyer’s office for a legal consultation. This is understandable as often you are there to discuss private matters which can play an important role in your life. You may not...

read more

Different Wills for different families

When it comes to planning your estate, it is important to consider the types of Wills available to assist in meeting your testamentary wishes. Wills can be very simple or accommodate a range of possibilities. The following is an outline of the most common types of...

read more

Financial Services News

Retirement Spending – How Much?

How much you can afford to spend in retirement is determined by a number of different factors including investment markets, your super balance and lifestyle. But is there more you can do to help yourself have a better retirement? How much will you need to spend to...

Super Choice

If you earn most of your income from employment, you may want to make personal deductible contributions – instead of, or in addition to, salary sacrifice. Super options Since 1 July 2017, employees have been able to claim personal super contributions as a tax...

Staying on course

Staying the Course vs Timing the Market - As the old saying goes, time in the market is generally superior to timing the market. Yet, investors tend to have a bad habit of buying winners too late and dumping losers too soon. -Staying the course does not necessarily...