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Welcome to Turnbull Hill Lawyers

Turnbull Hill Lawyers is a full-service office of lawyers providing assistance to the people and businesses of Newcastle, Central Coast & Sydney. Our law firm was established in 1969. With over 55 staff, we are proud to offer legal expertise in a broad range of practice areas.

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Personal Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation   Family Law, De Facto Law & Divorce
Business Acquisitions, Disposals & Mergers   Property Settlement - Marriage & De Facto
Business Succession   Conveyancing & Property
Business Asset Protection   Contested Wills
Business Structures   Wills & Estates
Workplace Relations & Employment   Deceased Estates, Probate & Administration
Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring   Enduring Guardian & Power of Attorney
Building & Construction   Personal Asset Protection
Risk Management   Estate Planning
Insurance   Criminal
Debt Recovery   Elder Law
Planning & Environmental   Claims
Personal Property Securities   Compensation & Insurance Personal Injury
Unfair Dismissal Claims   TPD & Superannuation Motor Vehicle
    Medical Negligence Dust Diseases
 

 

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Wills

Will Centrelink view using assets from a deceased estate to pay off a mortgage as a gift?

Question from a Client: "My mother was named as executor of my brother's Will to dispose of assets as she sees fit. She gifted me a large sum to pay off my mortgage. I was wondering if Centrelink (who have a $10,000 per annum gift limit) would view this as her gifting or we are able to argue that it was the estate?" An...

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Granny Flats

GRANNY FLATS Granny flats are generally considered to be created on the transfer of property, often from an elder family member to a younger family member in exchange for a promise to provide care and accommodation. Granny flats may include the following structures: Transfer or purchase of property, or a gift of money by the eld...

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Cremation and organ donation... does your family know your wishes?

One of the first things an executor must do after a person dies is to make arrangements for the funeral, burial or cremation of the deceased person's body. However, do you know it is illegal to cremate a person's body if the person has left a written direction stating he or she does not wish to be cremated? Even if the deceased person...

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Court Authorised Wills

Since 1 March 2008 the Supreme Court has been authorised by sections 18 to 26 inclusive of the Succession Act 2006 to make a will for a person who lacks testamentary capacity and also to alter or revoke totally or partially a will of a person who lacks testamentary capacity. Examples of circumstances in which an application for a Court au...

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Changes to Powers of Attorney

There have been changes to legislation applicable to Powers of Attorney. As a result there are now two documents available - a General Power of Attorney and an Enduring Power of Attorney. Firstly, what is a Power of Attorney? It is a document where you, the principal, appoint a trusted person or people, the attorney, to...

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