It’s distressing that there needs to be an awareness day for elder abuse. But, as an indication of the size and global reach of the issue, the United Nations General Assembly has designated 15 June as the annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – a day for the world to voice its opposition to the
Are you an executor or administrator of an estate? If a firearm is part of that estate, you need to know how to dispose of it legally and safely. And, with an estimated one gun for every 20 people living in Canberra (The Canberra Times, 29 July 2017), this situation is quite common. In this article, Gillian Hunter outlines
Most of us don't know when we are going to die and often put off making a will. Facing one’s mortality can be confronting. However, if you die without a will (intestate), it's much more complicated for those that you leave behind. In this article, Snedden Hall & Gallop Associate, Gillian Hunter, describes a matter
Waiting times to receive a partner visa for a spouse, fiancé or de facto partner were notoriously long throughout 2017. Gillian Hunter, Associate with Snedden Hall & Gallop Lawyers, shares the good news that partner visa processing times seem to be improving! The waiting game ‘If you genuinely love her, you will wait’ — (probably)
We are delighted to announce that the directors of Snedden Hall & Gallop have made two new appointments. For their great contributions to the firm, Gillian Hunter and Caitlin Meers have been made Associates. Congratulations to you both!
Are you an overseas student who is planning on studying in Australia? What do you need to do to successfully obtain a student visa for Australia? The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), introduced the Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) which came into effect on 1 July 2016, in order to deal with the
There are many misconceptions surrounding wills and estate planning. Gillian Hunter, Lawyer with Snedden Hall & Gallop Lawyers, dispels 5 of the most common myths that you may have come across. 1. Wills are documents that will only become relevant when you are an elderly person FALSE. Tragedies happen. Young people die. Unless you’re a
It’s almost summer, Christmas beckons and it’s likely you will travel. Yes, you are busy with preparation, but now is the perfect time to think about your will! Snedden Hall & Gallop Lawyers can ensure you have peace of mind wherever you go on your holidays by assisting you in creating or updating your will.
15 June 2017 has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly as World Elder Abuse Day. On this day, Gillian Hunter, Lawyer with Snedden Hall & Gallop, is raising awareness of the mistreatment and abuse of members of the elder community. This is an issue that is serious and, anecdotally, widespread across Australia. Elder