Lauren Weatherley

Lawyer

Lauren’s primary areas of practice are:

Lauren is one of our lawyers working in the areas of Wills, trusts and estates and property law.

Estate Planning

Lauren works with our clients in the development of an estate plan to manage their requirements both during their lifetime and following their death, always taking their individual circumstances into account.

Lauren assists clients with the preparation of all estate planning documents including:

  • Wills (with or without Discretionary Testamentary Trusts);
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Appointments of Enduring Guardian with Advance Health Care Directives; and
  • Funeral wishes.

In the area of Trusts, Lauren handles a number of matters relating to variations and appointments under Trust Deeds.

Property Law

Lauren also works in the area of property law and has assisted clients in both the successful purchase and/or sale of residential and commercial properties, ensuring they achieve a positive outcome when dealing with what is often one of the most important financial transaction in their lives.

Memberships

Law Society of New South Wales - Member

Recent articles by Lauren

How do I recover money I loaned to my child who is divorcing?

What happens to a loan from parents if the children divorce?

We have seen an increase in family law matters where one set of parents have provided money to their child and that child has subsequently separated from their partner. Whether the money provided by parents is a gift or a loan, can affect each party's entitlements when they divorce.
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What’s the difference between a gift and a loan?

The difference between a loan and a gift to family members

We have seen an increasing interest of late in parents considering providing money to their kids.  One of the most common reasons is to help with the purchase of their first home. But is that money a gift? Or is that money a loan that needs to be repaid?
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Loans to family members and how to protect your interests

Loans to family members; should I put it in writing?

There are a lot of reasons why you might enter into a loan arrangement with a family member. If the loan arrangement is documented appropriately, then it can be beneficial to all parties. But if you don’t put family loans in writing, there can be dire consequences.
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