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When ignoring it doesn’t make it go away.

There are times in life when we are tempted to ignore our problems in the hope that they will go away. Whilst in some cases this may be effective, in the majority of cases it is not. When your problem… Read more »

Superannuation News

I want to talk this week about some interesting news on superannuation that could have a potential bearing on numerous of our clients. New legislation passed by the Federal Government in February 2019, enacted new rules and regulations relating to… Read more »

Neighbourhood Disputes – Trees

What can you do if your neighbours’ tree overhangs on your property? What if the trees root system is damaging your driveway? If the tree is a fruit tree, can you keep the fruit? Many of us are likely to… Read more »

Your Health and Your Drivers Licence

In regional areas, we often value the independence afforded to us through our driver’s licence. In areas where public transport is scarce or does not operate to times that suit needs, the ability to drive is precious. However driving a motor vehicle… Read more »


It is important for everyone over the age of 18 years to have a valid Will in place, especially if you own property or have significant assets in your superannuation fund.  A person making a Will is called “the Testator”…. Read more »

Challenging or Contesting a Will

We have previously spoken about the importance of having a valid legal Will in the event of your death.  A Will is a written document which clearly spells out what is to happen to your assets in the event of… Read more »

Making a difference is our practice.

One of the regions longest serving legal firms, the partners and solicitors at Macdonald & Michel are highly experienced and well regarded in many fields of law. We adopt an innovative and client focused approach to all our work with… Read more »

I’m separating from my partner, what counts as property of our relationship?

Previously we have discussed in general terms how a separated couple may go about dividing the property of their relationship. The first step in this process is to work out what the assets and liabilities of the relationship are. Only… Read more »