Ramos Conveyancing is a division of Huntington Karras Lawyers, a legal practice which has operated successfully in the St. George area of Sydney since 1961. Our staff are able to assist you in the following areas of the law:
Retail and commercial leasing
If you need a legal opinion on a lease, whether it is a retail lease which is governed by the Retail Leases Act, or a commercial/industrial lease, our staff will be able to assist in reviewing, negotiating and ensuring the lease is finalised (which may include registration with the Dept of Lands) to your satisfaction.
Wills and Probate
It is essential to make a Will if you are concerned about who will receive your assets and belongings after you die. It is particularly important to make a Will if you have a family or other dependants.
If you don’t make a Will, the legal procedures are more complicated and time-consuming and may cause expense, worry and even hardship to your family.
- Draft your Will in accordance with your wishes and ensure it is properly drawn, signed and witnessed
- Advise you regarding adequate provision for your spouse and children or other dependants
- Advise you on choosing an executor and on the executor’s right to be paid for his or her time and trouble in administering your estate
- Advise you on the best way to arrange your affairs
If you have been appointed an executor under a Will, you may have to apply to the Supreme Court of NSW for a grant of probate. Probate is proving that the Will is a valid and binding document. A grant of probate from the Supreme Court confirms an appointment of an executor allowing that person to deal with the deceased’s assets. Whether or not you will need to apply for a grant of probate depends on the particular assets that make up the estate and their value.
Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship
An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document which you can use to appoint a person to make decisions about your property or financial affairs if you lose mental capacity. By making an Enduring Power of Attorney, you are choosing who you want to manage your financial affairs if you lose the mental capacity to do this for yourself. If you do not have an Enduring Power of Attorney and you lose mental capacity, there may be no-one with legal authority to manage your financial affairs.
An Enduring Guardian is someone you legally appoint to make personal or lifestyle decisions for you when you are not capable of doing this for yourself. You choose which decisions you want your Enduring Guardian to make.
We all prefer to decide for ourselves where we live and what medical treatment and services we have. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. Every day people are involved in accidents or become sick. Sometimes this can lead to them being unable to make decisions for themselves.
By appointing an Enduring Guardian, you choose who you want to make decisions for you if you lose the capacity to do this for yourself.
Family and de facto law
- We can assist you with the following:
- Separation and divorce
- Property disputes
- Child support
- Parenting orders
- Financial agreements
- Sale and purchase of businesses
- Commercial agreements
- Contractual disputes
- Advice for borrowers and lenders