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May 2018 “The Law and You”

‘The Law and You’ May 2018

Every week John Fradgley of Bell Legal Group presents a radio phone-in show ‘The Law and You’ on Gold Coast local radio station 4CRB. In May 2018 John has been away on a well deserved holiday.  Margaret Miller partner of Bell Legal Group stood in for him on the show.

See below the subjects discussed by John and Margaret and click on the links to listen to the shows from May 2018:

1 May 2018 (John Fradgley)

  • What do you need to look out for if you have made a homemade Will?
  • Can a stepchild be a beneficiary under a Binding Death Benefit Nomination for superannuation purposes?
  • What should a child do if they suspect that they are going to be left out of a Will in favour of their sibling?
  • If a person divorces, gets back together with their former spouse, makes a Will and then decides some time later they are going to marry, do they need to make a new Will?
  • Pros and cons of putting an interest in your home in the name of your children;
  • What should you do if a debt owing to you is about to become statute barred?

15 May 2018 (John Fradgley)

  • Do the police have access to full criminal records even when a person is discharged without conviction?
  • How do you ensure that you are not charged commission by an Agent under an Exclusive Use Agreement if the ultimate buyer was introduced to the property before the Agent was given exclusive rights?
  • What are the legal implications of renting or selling a property that has exposed asbestos and unsatisfactory water connection?

22 May 2018 (Margaret Miller)

  • What do you do when you sell your property and find out at settlement that a large amount of money has been taken by the bank without them telling you what it is for?
  • If you donate regularly to a charity, can a charity challenge your will and say they depended on your donations?
  • Is a will made interstate valid in Queensland?
  • What can you do to stop a daughter’s husband getting anything from your will in case they break up?
  • What do you do if your father has died and you can’t get answers when you ask about the will?
  • How would you make your will if there are family members you want to exclude because they have no interest in you?
  • A refresher about Australian Consumer Law and how long appliances should last.

29 May 2018 (Margaret Miller)

  • We hear from David from last week about how he went getting back the large sum of money taken by his bank at the settlement of his property sale. A win for advice from ‘The Law and You”!
  • How do you avoid your son’s ex de facto spouse trying to get his father’s inheritance? – and some family law advice for the son about getting property settlement done quickly.
  • What can you do about a neighbouring property where the owner has put up a fence without notice and built it all of your side of the boundary?
  • Can you do a partial distribution of an estate where you are waiting for a property to be sold in a retirement village?
  • Can you pay your friend if she acts as the Executor of your will?


Please note the topics discussed by John and Margaret in these radio shows are general in nature. They are not legal advice and should not be taken as such. If you have a legal query and would like advice or assistance, please call us on 07 5597 3366 or send us an email to law@belllegal.com.au